OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2005
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
650 ml swingtop bottle. Pale golden colour with a mostly diminishing frothy white head. Grainy and cidery aroma and flavours with some faint florals in the nose and light fruitiness in the flavour. Light bodied, fizzy and slightly oily mouthfeel. A small step above most malt liquors Iíve tried.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hoppy offering that pours with a decent head and leaves a respectable amount of lace around the glass. A bit thin on the malt, but the smooth taste and finish makes up for the absence.
afatty (6) - North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into tulip style Fischer glass rapidly to yield a pale yellow body and a good fluffy white head that fills the glass from the 12 ounce serving. Itís French and a blond or pale lager. Two strikes against it from the start? Iím quite pleased that there is not the usual skunky aroma that I find in many lager style beers.
Vague light hop/malt aroma.
Taste? Not the usual funky lager -"spit this crap out" taste that I expect. Much to my surprise it actually tastes quite good and goes well with the chicken fingers coated in wing sauce that Iím chewing on. Cools the "hot" and compliments the blue cheese dressing that Iím using for dipping. The taste rating is in reference to other lagers only..
The mouthfeel is refreshing with plenty of carbonation.
When all is said and done, itís the best lager Iíve tried recently. Maybe I was just lucky, or itís not really as bad as some reviews would indicate.
WesBeerGuy (62) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My first rating. Just what I happen to be drinking instead of writing a paper. Nothing terribly exciting, but very drinkable. One dimensional taste, a little citrus, slightly sweet, but finishes lightly hoppy. Enjoying it a little, but I wonít buy it again.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle poured a cloudy yellow with a deent head and good lacing.
Aroma of light malt and hops.
Has a refreshing flavor of light malt and fruit, citrus.
Finish is malty with a bitter bite on the palate.
Not to bad.
jgentgesdo (685) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 4, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours pale yellow with a thin head. Faint malty aroma. Flavor is suprisingly good, wheaty with nice yeasty overtones. Very watery and absolutely no aftertaste. Overall pretty good pale lager.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2005
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 A pretty clean brew, nothing great about it, but was expecting worse, would like it on a hot Cali summer day, but alas, I had it on a rainy day! Pretty average.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2005
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden colour with a fairly big white head. Aroma is malty with some fruity sweetness. Flavor is malty and somewhat sour.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2005
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In the 12 oz green bottle, but under the label of Fischer La Belle. Golden in color with an effervescent white head. Surprisingly unskunked, but thereís just not much to it. If there is an aroma or flavor, itís hiding from me. I suppose that means itís "crisp." Nowhere near as fun to drink as the amber.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2005 "Fischer La Belle" directed me here. "A rose by any name" probably wouldnít taste this crappy as "Tradition" or "La Belle." It ís a deep yellow color with a large bubbled, fizzy white head that rapidly vanishes. The aroma is fairly skunky, like a warm MGD. The dying head laces the glass as you drink. And drink rapidly. It wonít make you ill, but if the scent is any indication, its drinkability will not withstand heat. I donít plan on waiting around to find out.
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