mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured without head. Slight malty aroma as is the flavour. The taste also has a minor hoppy element together with a watery soapy aftertaste. It was not the glass.
sayravai (4668) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2004
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2007 (Canned) Paleish golden color, medium, foamy head. Mild, grassy, ricey-malty aroma with some (but not that much) industrial-plasticky feel. Subdued grassy-hoppy bitterness in the flavor, along with a rubber-plasticy maltiness and some fruitiness. Light-bodied and sticky, but not watery palate with foamy and high, but reasonably smooth carbonation. A semi-bearable NA - certainly one of the best widely available NA pale lagers. I’d prefer water (or one real beer) when driving, though.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2004
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pasteurised Bottle. BBE 06/05 Very low biscuit malt flavour. Neutral palate going into dry in the finish. Some low hop bitterness in finish. Metallic tones all over the place - aroma, front, middle and finish, even the after-taste is tin. Bad, bad, bad.
PorterPounder (4954) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Decent N/A. Has a pleasant wort-like aroma and a decent light golden appearance with a good solid spongy head. Has a sweet, biscuity flavor with a malty undertone. Not much of a hop presence. Smooth palate.
Aurelius (3726) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Skunky malt aroma. Malt overtones on the whole affair -- aroma, flavor, aftertaste. Sweetish, grahamy. Reminds me of Labatt Nordic that I had when I was up in Toronto last year. Not a bad mouthfeel, better than O'Douls.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear yellow straw color with a moderate foamy white head. Wort and hops aroma. Sweet and worty flavors. More of a floral bitterness. Green hops tea with a spoon of extract.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Although this has an overly fizzy, sharp mouthfeel, there's actually a nice bready malt and light bitterness in the flavor. Color looks thin, but leaves nice lacing. Not a bad NA choice.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 Bottle pours like a nice looking lager with a decent white head and good lace. The aroma is of hops and slightly sweet. The flavor is non-offensive, with a good hop bite and a lingering sweetness with a Lager like body. Overall, this is the best in the N/A style I’ve had.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 24, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle, green glass. Nice amber color, very clear, large "real"-looking, stable head. Nose fresher than most cheapo American/Euro crap, not skunky, sweetish corny, ok. Little in the flavor department, but largely inoffensive. Faint wisps of hops. Thin, sweet/sour finish. Not bad for a NA; now I know what to "recommend".
larsniclas (5199) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden with a malty and hoppy aroma.
Rather thin with a sourish, malty flavour.