SnorkWortel (15) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 26, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
golden beer looking like a big commercial beer. sweet smell, a very yeasty tasting beer.
AtronSeige (433) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale yellow with small amount of head. Malty aroma with wet grass. Very little bitterness and fairly dry. Light bodied, thin texture, average fizzy. I will drink it, but I would not ask for it.
mcronje (5) - Bloemfontein, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 15, 2011 does not count
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Smooth, fine bubbled head. Tastes like a macro. Mildly bitter aftertaste, slight honey sweetness. Bland. Tastes like a macro...pass
rcweir (139) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in Pretoria, as recommended by a local. Medium head, pale sraw color. aroma and flavor dominated by the malts, somewhat sweet, medium body.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Plastic bottle 100 cl) Clear, pilsener golden with a small, white head. Clean, malty nose with a whiff of floral hops. Medium body, a little low in carbonation - probably due to the plastic bottle. Fairly clean and solid malt profile with a distinct hop kick. Interesting story behind the style - I must confess that "Obergärig Hell" did confuse me for a while. 100508
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
rbsxg05, bottled. wow, that must be the longest commercial description in history, and to think that it’s written about a koelsch. pale and spritzy yet lifeless. faint citric sourness, no bitterness to speak of
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 13, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1l brown plastic bottle and draught in Cactus Creek , Pretoria, South Africa. Pours pale yellow slightly hazy with a moderate white head. Light malt aroma with some faint grassy hops. Sweetish malt , light bread flavour with a touch of hop bitterness. Watery texture and very light body. Dry finish with light hop bitterness. Easy drinker and quite refreshing under the hot SA sun
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Quite disappointing after the hefeweizen. Pale gold, with a very pungent skunky malt aroma - like an aussie macro. More of the sweet malt coming through on the tasting, with a chewy aftertaste. Maybe it doesn’t like leaving africa?
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dry lemon aroma. Soft acidic palate, low bitterness, dull lifeless flavour with just the faintest hint of puke.
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This South African kolsch from a plastic bottle was not improved by the journey to Australia. It produced some of the strangest aromas and flavours of the night. It looked great: pale gold with a lasting head showing excellent lacework. But that’s it for the bouquets; bring on the brickbats. The aroma mixed stale grain with weird baby blanket odours (and yeah, baby may have barfed on that blanket...) Medium bodied with a creamy texture. There were sour silage notes amid a generally fruity flavour profile. Way too many off-notes in this. Would like to try it fresh at the brewery, as their hefeweisen was great. (Bottle, Sydney RateBeer Xmas gathering 2005)