DrnkMcDermott (2715) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cl bottle. For so many, this will be our only beer from a Moslem country; although Turkey has in fact a very secular government. Passed up the chance to try it in Russia two years ago, and now it’s here in the States. Bit of a skunk when I first open it. Pours a pretty decent gold lager color, fizzy with a disappearing head. I actally taste some bitterness first off, not a lot, but enough to be surprising. I do get some adjunct to it, but it has lots of prickly effervescence to keep it from being too sweet. Bits of spice here and there give this more complexity than most world-wide exports. It stands out somewhat in a style dominated by blandness. Of course if it’s being exported from just one source, you need to play the odds to snare an unspoilt pack.
Dashimus (207) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at Kazan Restaurant in Victoria, London. Pours clear pale golden with a thick, but largely insubstantial head which fades within seconds. Aroma is surprisingly flowery with some malt. Aroma isn’t much more complex than that. Flavor is a little sweet with hardly any bitterness. Body is thin with a moderate carbonation.
JeanDuteau (9) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I liked the green bottle but I have heard concerns about how that can hurt the beer inside. Since the beer went from the local beer store to my beer fridge, I wasn’t worried about that.
Label says it contains rice.
A nice light yellow look with a small amount of head. It dissipated quite quickly but did leave lacing behind. There was a bit of a hop taste to it but otherwise nothing stood out in the smell or taste of it. It felt good in the mouth and had a decent taste to it.
This would be a good beer on a hot day. It would also be good for when you did not want something complex to drink about. Given the colour and taste, this would serve as a good beer to transition friends away from "regular" beers.
Cantabrian (668) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, courtesy of Jimthechap. Aroma of flowers, very unlikely a regular pale lager. Striong scent of hollunder. Better, grassier than most pale lagers, but not as metallic as most pilseners. Surely must be a great relief under the heat of Lesbos... Oh no, I think that’s a Greek one...
kazin (152) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Notes from backlog. Some malt, some sweetness, very bland. Could be nice in the heat but nothing I will be returning to.
WVHouseofBeer (719) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer was better than I was expecting. Pretty typical pilsener with some hop presence and malty sweetness. Nothing special but pretty refreshing, even on a chilly autumn evening.
DwarfeD (462) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Pizzeria Firenze, Amsterdam. Clear golden with a medium white head. Light body with moderate carbonation. A nice refreshing pilsener, nothing more, nothing less.
Jamedra (261) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Láhev 500 ml. Dovoz od kamarádky přímo z Turecka. Aroma je sladové s nádechem kvásku. Pěna je jasně bílá, středně vysoká, jemná a nedržící. Barva samotného piva je žlutá. Chuť je sladší, sladová s nevýrazným vodovým okrajem, finiš je jemně hořký a držící. Vcelku se jedná o průměrné pivo, vcelku dobře pitelné, leč nepříliš výrazné.
Vighals (389) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Klar gul med offvhite skum. Kornete litt sitruslukt. Bittersřt smak, litt metallisk. Medium kullsyre
StilleStorm (217) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
DWG; Pours clear light golden with foamy fast fading white head. Aroma is sweet malty and grainy. Taste better than expected, watery with notes of hops. Finish, yes.
StevieT (198) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden colour, faint aroma, thin white head. Quite thin with crisp flavours, drink it cold.