omhper (20923) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2005
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottled. Pale yellow, brief head. Foul compost heap aroma. Sweet and fruity with lots of decomposing vegetables and some unpleasant saccharine. Soem stale hops leads to an inky finish. An awful industrial lager.
Sten (706) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 Not a very good pilsner but not bad either. The taste is hoppy and bitter. In this weird situation is the taste of the can the best. (Bottle 25cl,can,tap)
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle 25 cl) Very pale golden with a small, creamy head. Very refined floral nose from the hops. Medium body and a rather bitter finish. 050298
JorisPPattyn (8391) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
draught (Yellow) golden beer, clear; good white head, not very lasting. Rather hoppy nose, very faint cigar smoke aroma. Again faint smokey, hoppy flavours, overlying pilsner and crystal malts. Bit duff ending, less lively; getting sweeter too with warming up. Light, slight burning. Thanks to the hoppy flavours & aroma’s, definitely amongst Belgium better industrial pilseners. Which is still not saying a great deal. And I hear from the pubowners, A/M are harsh masters, with only eye for quantity, instead of quality. Which bears evil for the Cristal.
kyuss (21) - BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A rather sweet and light beer, very drinkable. Looks like all other pils. The flavor is slightly better than an average pils. Best known in Belgium for being the "pukkelpop"-beer.
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
25 cl bottle, bbe August 05. A typical, clear, pils look - with a little head. The prevailing component in the nose is rubber/solvent, with some hops in the background. The malty aroma and taste are more pleasant. Hops are there, too, but the aftertaste is that of malt.
rauchbier (3655) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Gold, thin white head and moderate condition. Grassy hops dominate some low malt in the nose, malt fights back in the mouth but both collapse in a heap part way through the finish.
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
more drinkable than stella or jupiler. some saaz in the aroma, light, lacking in adjuncts
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pale golden yellow, with a soft medium lacy head. Wheat’y, cheep corn like aroma. Some fiz and a moderate dry bite. Really no better then your average continental larger.
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty, almost creamy aroma with a touch of hopbitterness. Hopbitter, just a bit salty flavor with a hint of apple.