jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 500 ml. Efes embossed twist cap green bottle with a coded freshness date on the back label.
Poured a clear dull copper hued golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, minimal amount of sticking.
Aromas of sweet lager malts with touches of toffee, herbal spicy hops and whiffs of alcohol, the alcohol actually smells like alcohol, not fusel or solvent like in a lot of euro strong lagers.
Good carbonation and a crisp, alcohol laced, smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Better than I was expecting, not bad or overly bland tasting, sweet sugary malts mixed with a soft caramel toffee, a light herbal, spicy hoppiness, mild in its bitterness, the alcohol makes an appearance towards the middle and becomes warming in the palate, and a sweet malty finish with touches of a clear alcohol flavor, good drinkability for a euro strong lager.
This was much better than what I was expecting, dangerously quaffable, I now have had the pilsener and this from this Turkish brewery, both were very drinkable, I am looking forward to trying more of their brews.
Rune (7203) - Tromsĝ, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
500ml can. Clear pale golden in colour, Frothy head, mostly disappearing. Weak malt aroma. Flavour is a mix of sugar water, grain and malt. Well hidden alcohol. Fizzy impression.
JoeMcPhee (8147) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
8% in the version I had. Pale golden beer, thin white head. Corny fusely aroma. Light cidery character as well. Flavour is pretty poor. Cider and adjuncts with low bitterness and an alcoholic finish.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Golden clear colour with a very fizzy head. Light aroma with hints of sweet malt. Light flavour of hops and malt, hard to find the high alcohol.
Papsoe (25100) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Can 50 cl) Clear, pale pilsener golden with a tall, retentive, white head. Pure malt aroma. Surprisingly light body completely dominated by a colossal alcohol. Notes of cardboard. Raw, bitter finish. 130806
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Pale yellow colour with a big white head. Malty, light grassy aroma and a light sweet malty, light alcoholic taste. Light body with a sweet finish.
joergen (19332) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of vegetables and corn.
Flavour of corn, fruits and alcohol.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
The aroma has alcohol and sweet malt and not much else. The appearance is pale gold with a small head. The flavor is sweet with an astringent bitterness. The palate is thin. As malt liquors go this is not the worst you could get but far from an enjoyable beer.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAY 12, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is slight with notes of malt and corn. The color is golden with a white head of short duration. A malty sweetness with a mild bitter finish greets the palate. A mild beer that is fairly plain.
zach8270 (3159) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 19, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
(bottle - 500 ml) Clear golden color with a thin and fizzy white head. Aroma is a mixture of sweet fruits, malt, corn, and alcohol. Taste is very sweet and malty with a very odd bitter aftertaste. Very harsh on the tongue and sour on the palate.