JorisPPattyn (8915) - 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 (3709) - 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 (7706) - 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 (11679) - 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.
skortila (5003) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Okay Belgian pilsener, bit skunky smell, very hoppy and a little weak perhaps.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A quite normal Belgian Pilsener. Not the best and not the worst. A bit bland and watery though.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blond beer with a medium creamy head. Sweet hop aroma. The taste is slightly sweet passing to yeasty and finally a light hop finish. A good pilsener.