Hotspur (16) - Nara, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice head retension. I would not go out of my way for this but it’s proving very satisfying on a very hot afternoon. it’s like a typical Czech pils with a little too much water in the brew.
JefVerstraete (2963) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Lager like one in a hundred, but still one of the best in Romania. More bitter and less watery than the rest.
Strangebrewer (1184) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. Poured clear pale straw coloured with a receding white head. Light grainy aroma. Mouthfeel is light, clean, a bit dry finishing. Bready pale malt flavour, slighty spicy hop finish.
Borik (32) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 26, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
barva: zlatá, čirá, pěna rychle padá, bílá
vůně: Sladová, citronově limonádová
Chuť Sladová s dlouhým cukrovým dozníváním. Lehce ovocné. Neexistující říz,
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml can. Pours a chemical lager yellow with a moderate head that lasted longer than I expected, but not very long. Aroma is euro-lager funk, but no skunkiness, likely due to being in a can. Taste is very lagery, wet grain and cardboard. Some earthy bitterness on the finish so it looks like there might actually be some hops in it. Not quite watery the palate is clean even if it isn’t particularly crisp. Overall, slightly notable earthy hops in this one.
GregClow (3217) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Can from the LCBO. Very pale greenish-yellow body with a huge white head that disappears while my back is turned for a few seconds - literally! Aroma - Jesus, what is that? It’s like an odd spiced sour ale with a strong suggestion of plastic and a backing note of cooked vegetables. I have honestly never smelled a beer that smells like this before, and I hope I never do again. Flavour isn’t quite as repulsive, but it’s still no great shakes - cheap tasting malt, icing sugar, corn, harsh grassy hops, and a helluvalot more alcohol in the finish than I should be getting off a 4.8% lager. Hoo boy.
bunget (857) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml can. Big white head with low retention. Clear yellow colour. Nose of hop and fresh grass. Fresh, coarse taste, so characteristic for Romanian beer.
Pretty high carbonation. Definitely changed since Heineken bought the company, and became another common euro lager. Now it’s just a bitter Heineken.
Geokkjer (7346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Green bottle. Pours clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of corn, some grassy notes,malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some bitterness and a dry finish. Medium to thin body, average carbonation.
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A clear one, rather pale golden in color and with a small, white head on top. The aroma has a decent dose of hops, as well as lightly bready maltyness. Some fruityness too. Quite decent actually. There’s a metallic touch in the end, a respectable bitternes too, with semi-dry maltyness initially. Medium body, quite dry. A decent one, nothing impressive, but sure drinkable. 120516
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, floral hops. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with a light bitter and kind of dry finish. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.