beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice aroma, soft malt and hops. No skunk, glad this is not in a green bottle. Must be a fresh bottle. Beautiful pale gold, with a nice white head. Flavor is pure hops and malt. No yeast character or esters, as expected from a world class lager. Generous Sazz hops, with a fading malt tail. Aftertaste says MORE!
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale, pale yellow. Fluffy head. Whoa- I could smell this from across the room- extreme skunk- lovely!!!!!!!
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - JUL 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden colour with a generous head, really lasting. The flavour is well balanced and quite malty, with an hoppy finish, with the right amount of bitterness. Really nice.
Sigmund (4506) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(5 liter mini-keg, ABV 4,9%). Moderate aroma of hay, light golden colour, enormous head when poured from the mini-keg - like the head of a weissbier. Clean crisp flavour, good bitterness makes this a better-than-average pilsener. The mini-keg is great for parties!
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the better Kulmbacher beers that I've had the opportunity to drink. Pours a light yellow with a thick, creamy head. Hops are just about right for a pils, and leave a slight bitter finish. I'm pleased that this pils is a bit more maltier than most. I actually prefer this to Urquel. Mini-keg @ $10.99. This one is crisp and surprisingly refreshing.
Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 oz brown bottle. Freshness date of 03105. Whatever that stands for. Poured out a clear, very light, straw yellow color. Not much head to speak of, left a thin covering of fine bubbles at the top of the glass. Aromas of lemons, pilsner malts, yeast, and some bread in the nose. Tastes crisp, lemony, somewhat refreshing. Slight hops bite at the end, not much else. Much better than American macro swill, that much is certain.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Points for a German import pils in a brown bottle. Light yellow with a medium to large white creamy head. No skunk, subtle sweet grain aroma with crisp hops. Crisp, smooth, refreshing taste, slightly dry finish. An everyday beer.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is indeed a classic german pilsener. A bit sour, pretty fresh and "clean".
Braudog (5356) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brilliant yellow with the normal stout airy head common to these beers. Usual grainy German pils-type aroma. The beer tastes a bit skunky like most imported versions, unfortunately. But behind it is the classic German-style lager ... extremely sharp and crisp. A good drink.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw color with a frothy white head and decent lace. Light malt and floral nobel hops nose. Light, dry and freshing. A touch thin and watery. Malt noticable very late after the sharp hops finish. A real quencher, but lacks body.