DrnkMcDermott (2737) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Half-liter bottle, $1.50 @ Binny’s Bolingbrook. Let us now tick off Armenia just because I found a bottle cheap. Let us also be politically incorrect by prying the cap with an Efes bottle opener. Yeek! Smell of skunk and piss in the green bottle. Doesn’t let up in the glass, but instead airs out some adjuncts. Still, a clear golden yellow with a tight white head. Well, what did I expect for the price. Taste is corn additives knocked back with bittering agents. Each swallow makes me worry about this stuff. I notice the label doesn’t go to the pretext of reprinting any medals from old beer festivals.
wildbeercat (321) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cold.
Aroma: Moderately sweet malt. A little honey, some moderate hop bitterness.
Appearance: Slightly hazy, bronze body with a very thin white cap. Slow, moderate amount of visible carbonation. Medium lacing.
Taste: Moderate amount of malt with an equal amount of hoppy bitterness. Very light, subtle sweetness.
Palate: Medium body, with a medium+ length on the finish, which ends on moderate bitterness.
Overall: Actually a really nice lager! Great hop bitterness rounds it all out. Tasty stuff!
brokensail (9806) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle @ Bobby’s house. Golden pour, some white foam. Skunk. Sheesh. Paper, apple, corn, pear, and water. Not pleasant. Flat, skunky, sweet palate. Some apple, paper, corn, and water. A bit of pear, sulfur, and a light bitterness.
nealblind (464) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber hazy pour some white head quickly disappears. Smells of roast grains, lychees and stinky hops. Tastes sweet like honey, lychees and somewhat herbal bitter hops. Somewhat strong carb. Some strong alcohol coming through. Unrefined but pretty good... better option that malt liquor for getting you drunk.
Niko100 (1786) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice amber color; Medium body; Aroma of cereal/grain, & some malt; Flavor of slight sweet malt, honey, and cereal/grain; Overall, similar too malt liquor - but not terrible.
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
A clear golden colored beer, a very small white head. Aroma of some malt and some fruits. The taste of sweet malt, some hop with laurel. The aftertaste is sweet ass well with some bitter.
Embrouille (2788) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 50cl. Courtesy of jaghana. My version was at 5.2 ABV? A different beer? Golden colored with a white head. Pretty clean malty nose. Decent taste. Some sticky spotty chunky lace. Low bitterness. Malt accented. Unmemorable finish. Boring and without major flaws. Thanks a lot jaghana!
visionthing (2299) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Yerevan. Dark golden with a white head. Medium sweet and pretty grainy. Not much bitterness, but a hint of alcohol in the finish. Definitely one best widely available pale lagers in Armenia. Usually there wasn’t a huge selection available, but Kilikia is very common, followed by Kotayk Lager and different beers from Gyumri.
Finhead (1086) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
A pale gold pour with a thin, soapy-looking head. The aroma has notes of straw, light grain, and a mild earthiness. The light body is as thin as water with soft carbonation. The taste is bland and flavorless.
jaghana (3433) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 33cl from an armenian shop, a golden amber beer with good head and lacing. Nose is malty and on caramel malt. Aroma is a bit disappointing, medium sweet with a watery finish, malt notes are medium to low with a wet paper like finish. Hops flavor are low, just latent bitterness, poor body for a strong lager.