DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heavy malt scent. Golden colour, fluffy head. Hoppy and malty, intense after taste. Alcohol is well hidden. Lot’s of carbonation. Too easy to drink for 10%!
BlackHaddock (2926) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
June 2011: Obtained from a local ’Bargin Booze’ outlet, just for joke: I was determinded to dislike it and had a bias preconception formed from trying other high alcohol canned lagers in the UK.
However, I liked the damn thing!
Wonderfully sunny day, and I was knackered after grafting all week: sat in the back garden I remembered this beer and thought I’d give it a go. Poured into Budweiser Budvar stemmed tulip.
Lovely snow white head on top of a crystal clear golden, bright lager. Looked almost identical to the wifes Carlsberg Export, except the Carlsberg had next to no head.
Alcohol esters in an otherwise odourless lager/pilsner type non-smell, I give a score of 3 for smell-less lagers/pilsners.
The actual taste reminded me of a Brigand Belgian Ale, with the alcohol being a little more prominent in this beer.
I also expected a nasty metalic headache type feel to the aftertaste, this didn’t happen and I was pleasantly suprised by the beer in general. Sure it had too much alcohol for my tastes, but it told me that on the tin. This a lot better than many in this class or style, honest.
DanielBrown (3499) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from brother in law. I have to say, I rather enjoyed this. Boozy, pretty smooth. Lots of golden tobacco malt, with breakfast cereal honey. Drinkable certainly.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 33 cl) 10% ABV version. Pretty, fully golden colour - bordering amber. Very fizzy, almost noisy when poured, but the head remains pretty much absent. Full-bodied and potent, but surprisingly the alcohol is not THAT prominent. Perhaps the added German aroma hops draw some of the attention away from the booze. Not bad for a European Strong. 040400
Leighton (8751) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can, 10% version. Bubbly gold pour with a thick, creamy and pure white head. Grainy, cereal malts in the nose with some alcohol poking through. Flavor is lightly sweet but dominated by booze. Some cereal, soggy hops. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation and considerable warmth. Boozy finish with some sugary malts. I’m not a big fan of this style generally but this brew is drinkable.
luttonm (1763) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
.5l can found in Florence, Italy. Really nice sweet sip, the alc is back there but this is ok to taste. citrus-crisp and honey before a full alc backbone of malt. All the nonsense of a strong euro lager does come but it is balanced by some more pleasant flavors and sensations. I would drink this again.
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml can from local supermarket. Dirt cheap. Initial solvent aroma settles into faint honey. Clean, plastic, sweetish malt with little awareness of hops. Mild carbonation. Soft flavour, finishes with mild bitterness and some chalk, mushrooms, faint spice, honey and fridge ice. OK.
reebtogi (3717) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml can pours a pale golden color with a big white head with very little retention. Aroma is grain and alcohol with some hops. Taste is harsh alcohol and hops with a little malty sweetness in the background. A below average strong beer.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2013-05-24. Crisp orange body small frothy off white head. Aroma of grainy industrial malt, fair bit of alcohol. Flavour is similar grainy malt profile bodied palate, carbonation, modest bitterness. Average to light bodied palate. Pretty rough around the edges but less awful than I expected while chilled. Gets progressively worse as it warms though. Can from LCBO, Toronto
"If I went to some dangerous guy’s house and he was like ’Drink this!" I’d be like ’Okay!’"
tompete (167) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml Can. Pours a rich gold with a medium just off white head. Aroma of alcohol and a little malt. Flavour is hot with alcohol but quite rich and malty. The special German hops have a hard time breaking through. The finish is surprisingly not overly sweet for such a big beer. But it does still tend towards sweet with an alcohol bitterness in the very late finish.