DanielBrown (4007) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from Istanbul Supermarket, Smethwick. Notes of cinder toffee. Other notes of cellophane wrapping, perhaps enclosing some flowers, which are being taken to a brassy paramour at work. Always a bit risky making a move on someone at work. Anyway, this Romanian lad is friskily fizzy, urbanely crisp and sheet ice-like; coupled with a hesitation of coco malt. The flavours are confidently low-key (i.e. there isnít that much flavour). But blow me, this is delicious - it tastes like that beer in Ice Cold in Alex - well earned. 3000 rates is nonsense of course - a meaningless milestone. And yet, oh and yet, itís also a chance to reassess oneís life progress. And this is where I am - live tweeting a can of Romanian Lager. Whisper it, but I think I just might have ímade ití. Top of the World, Ma.
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 12, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks eyes_wide_shut. Clear pale golden. Aroma of corn, a bit of hay and light grassy notes. Sweetish and grainy flavor with a bit of grassy hops notes in a mildly bitter finish. Light-bodied. Not too offensive.
bytemesis (3982) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Following my Romanian wife into the world of "wonderful" Romanian beer. Pours pale yellow with a small white head that dissipates quickly with some residual lacing. Aroma is grain, hay, corn syrup. Flavor is about the same, a bit of green apple. Lightly sweet, light grassy bitter finish. Not bad for a pale lager.
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml can. Pours golden yellow, clear with lively carbonation, an average white head with good lacing and okay retention. Aroma of hops, malt, . Taste is crisp with a malty sweetness. some mild bitterness. Not bad, but really nothing special. Itís surprisingly decent though.
inbirraveritas (1292) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 17, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Canned (5% ABV)
Clear golden yellow, creamy white head and lively carbonation.
Bready malt aroma escorted by shy grassy hops.
Short, dry finish with grassy hops and some carboardish undertones.
gunnfryd (11759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pale golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hay, hop. Flavour is fruit, malt, hay, hop. Thin body. Boring beer.
kapusil (695) - HUNGARY - SEP 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.5l can. Clear pale golden body, white head. Sweet malty, grainy aroma. Flavor is grainy as well, with some hops in it. Nothing extra.
vipinvelp (2542) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow with decent white foam head. Aroma is OK for pilsener, taste is bittersweet, bit yeast. Short small bitter aftertaste, associated with some caramel. (Bucharest 201208)
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 itís proving very satisfying on a very hot afternoon. itís like a typical Czech pils with a little too much water in the brew.
JefVerstraete (1850) - Ghent, 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.