gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 Fairly standard lager, refreshing on a hot day but nothing spectacular.
Very light tasting, not much flavour other than hops.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2008
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had this in the hotel mini-bar in Barcelona. Not a very good beer. Thin yellow with litle head. Almost an astringent quality to it. I didn’t want another one. Spain produces good wines, but not beer.
janubio (555) - SPAIN - MAY 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml decorated plastic bottle, it pours an enormous head that leaves a good lace. Deep golden colour, it’s always bubbling. Smells of hops, some grain and fruit, citrus. Standard taste of nothing, just a bit citrus and grain, maybe some sweetness but with a bitter finish. Refreshing? Yes. But nothing more to say in its favour.
ekstedt (6082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Pale golden, medium white head. Grainy malt aroma with some dusty hops. Light in body, somewhat spritzy mouthfeel. Dry and moderately bitter finish. Quite decent pale lager, would work well chilled a hot day in Barcelona.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at the Mother Bar while watching the Notorious Hi-Fi Killers.
Pale gold with a reasonable white head. Corny malt aroma with slight paper but not that bad. Very papery flavour with lots of corn. Hard worse but had many better. Bland but inoffensive finish. Thankfully not full of metal as I was expecting but, erm... NEXT!
Yves (2555) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear yellow coloured body with medium white head and some nice carbonation. Herby fresh and a bit fruity aroma (malt). Full palate. Ending is bit creamy and bitter (hoppy hints).
Crit (3600) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow gold, large white fluffy head(due to E405 stabilizer).Sweet grainy nose.Salty and sweet very light hops, not much here
liinis (1728) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.33l can clear gold with medium white head. must be quite cold to be enjoyable. Good for a hot day. a bit of hops and nice mouthfeel. a fresh well poured caña with tapas - delicious.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle from Richmond Beverage in Richmond, VT (May 2008), served cold in an Allagash glass. Pours clear, slightly oily-looking light gold, small to moderate snowy head is surprisingly long-lasting....corn-sugar noticeable in aroma, but some faint fresh grassiness helps matters considerably....light bitterness on the tongue helps cut thick almost-cloying sweetness, but doesn’t offer much in the way of real hop presence....dull mouthfeel, not much of a finish, but not terrible either.
diabel (1634) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught Yellow, clear body with a white head. The aroma contains some hops, but is rather sweet and dull, more like dish water. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet flavour. A quite boring pilsener, but no real technical bad points.