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Brewed by Heineken Romania
Style: Pale Lager
Miercurea Ciuc, Romania

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2008
0.5l bottle. Tried while in Romania. Aroma is very pungent, with a strange smell to it. Smells kind of like sawdust. It’s not bad though. In appearance it looks like sparkling apple juice. Palate is sharp and a little tangy. Leaves my throat feeling quite dry. Very bitter. Taste is pretty flat though.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
heavy (2161) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 23, 2008
0.5 l can shared with Doggythedog, huge thanks! Poured golden body with smaller head. Malty, mostly dusty nose with some citrus hops and notes of corn besides. Flavor...what is this!? Metallic, soapy, ugly industrial bitter as well. After few sips poor palate gets used to it so some corn becomes evident but it’s strange anyway, ranging between sour, bitter and sweet. Drinkable to some stage, but still with awful bitter finish. How the hell can someone launch such beer I don’t know, obviously they miss someone who will actually try their crap before putting it on the market.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marko (4068) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 23, 2008
0.5l can (5%, 11.5°) courtesy of a friend who lugged it halfway through the Balkans from Romania (huge thanks, Krešimir!)
After two beers of dubious "quality", this. Poured a pale, slightly gilded yellow colour with a small white head that went away fast. The nose was a bit better on this one, dusty malt, light hop and alcohol. The taste started out as light and sweetish, subdued, with pretty much nothing there except some grainy malt. And then the skeletons started coming out of the closet. Corn, alcohol, metal, acidic appley hopiness, all showing up at times and then disappearing soon leaving the maltiness to fight with the next off flavor. It developed a bitter aftertaste at a point but hey. This mess couldn’t be saved by anything. Crap. After three beers of dubious "quality"...

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2008
I think this is one of the better of Romania’s beers. Poured with a nice foamy, frothy head, white with fine bubbles. Good lace. Pleasant golden yellow hue. Mild slightly sweet nose and beery. Flavor’s grainy, a bit of hops, and pale malt. Bit thin. But stlll quite drinkable. Clean. Balanced. Smooth. Nice finish.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2008
looks like a beer, smells like a beer - taste like a cross between an English A Czech beer. Again - Romainian underrated beer. Easy drink, Enough taste to be manly & to get fucked up on.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eructoblaster (3117) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2008
Can - 500ml. Pale gold body with fair white bubbly head. Boring malty/hoppy aroma with some chemical hints. Fair hoppy taste that lacks complexity and ends with a short bitter finish.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Thanks Joebrew. I think. Straw yellow with faint head. Sweet corn nose and a sugary body with a relatively smooth finish (for the night at any rate).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Quack-Duck (8147) - Down South, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2008
1l-PET bottle. Clear golden yellow, large and persistent head. Hoppy nose. Well-balanced beer, perhaps too well-balanced so that it becomes a little boring. Neither very hoppy nor malty but very drinkable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Sampled at Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN with joebrew and brewfiend. Pours a clear golden pale brew with a fast dissolving white head that dissipates nearly clean with no film or ring. Aroma of sweet corn adjunct with a light citrus zest. Taste is light bodied, light carbonation with a sweet corn and grits flavor with some citrus hop character. Finish is sweet and a little gritty that quickly disappears with hardly no aftertaste. Not sure what to make of this brew except it is a sweet beverage with some stale citrus hop character.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2008
From Joebrew. Pale yellow with no head. Sweet corn aroma and taste. A little stale hop in the flavor. Very sweet and sugary finish.


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