crossovert (10045) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.2 oz green twist off bottle. It came covered for the most part in paper and it is pretty fresh (best before 16/08/11) and the store was nice and dark.
It pours a pale gold with a foamy right white head, typical of the style. It has above average lacing though.
The smell is thankfully not skunked, it has a nice bready malt presence and some super grassy hops.
The first thing I noticed was it actually started out pretty full bodied for a pilsener, then it mellowed out with a super dry finish. It has enough flavor, it straddles the line between a generic Euro pale lager and a pilsener. But it is well balanced, the malt is bready and almost papery and the hops have a nice tang, pretty much lime zest, and a surprising bitterness right in the finish. This a noble hop bomb and I like that a ton.
I really like the drinkability and mouthfeel, and that will certainly bump this one up.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-17-2011 03:42:31
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2012 Can from supermarket in Cyprus. Pale yellow with small head. Inoffensive and fairly clean swill, even if tasteless and boring. 3-2-3-2-6 = 1.6/...........re-rate in Brasov, Romania. Standard gold, slim stable head
Aroma has hint of lemonbalm and the flavors have solid pale malts and finish with brisk, nicely bitter hops. Highly drinkable
blankboy (6787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2011
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can [500ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a clear pale, pale yellow with a small diminishing white head. Aroma: Yuck! Overly sweet along with garbage, corn & vegetables. Watery flavour is sweet and vegetal. Light bodied. Simply awful.
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I tried this beer on January 7, 2011 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a translucent pale gold with a very thin white head. The aroma was grainy malt and some floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was grainy malt, and overly bitter hops.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
[3576-20110129] 500mL can. Sweet but off straw yeast aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet yeast hay straw watery flavour. Light body. Grainy and just not a fan. (3/3/2/2/5) 1.5
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc)
Russo (1937) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought in Brasov, Romania. A pale yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor is crisp malt with a little bitterness. Short bitter refreshing mouthfeel.
Ontbeertaster (2361) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty easy drinking brew, overall its quite nice, as it got warmer it started to taste extra bitter and not in a great way.
jercraigs (9046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
2011-01-29. Crisp glowing pee yellow body with a small white head. Odd aroma, grainy straw, creamed corn. Flavour is odd, grassy bitterness, bit rough, muted pale malt. Average to light bodied palate. Poor. Fun fact - Romania’s Danube Delta is a World Heritage site and is the second largest delta in the whole of Europe. Bottle from LCBO, Toronto
MoritzF (8926) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) Clear, pale golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Slightly sweet and grainy malty aroma with a grassy hoppy touch. Sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a slightly harsh carbonation. Dry pale malt character with grainy spots; dry-ish bitter-sweet finish. Probably better than Heineken NL. 12.I.11
pivnizub (9522) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Clear, pale golden to golden, smaller loose white head; light to moderate dryish pale-malty nose with a light grassy hoppy aroma; light to moderate bitter-sweet flavour, pretty light bodied; slightly lingering dryish grassy finish. Quite good, definitely better than the dutch Heineken products.......