Sigmund (4538) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle, now available in Norway. ABV is 5.3%. Clear pale golden colour, decent to moderate head. Flowery aroma of aromatic hops, notes of honey, grass and fresh plums. Flavour is less interesting - moderate grassy hops with a certain fruity sweetness.
Easy drinking, but no masterpiece.
ALLOVATE (2223) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unsure if I have the right beer or not (Brown bottle, white label, 5.3% ABV). Pours a crystal clear pale straw with no head, bar some islands of white bubbles. Very clean malty aroma with underlying fruity esters and grassy hops. The esters in the aroma follow into the mouth, with bananas, lemons and watermelons dominating the malt and light honey flavours of this light bodied Lager. Crisp, clean, and finishes with a short lived malty sweet swallow. Simple, balanced and lightly refreshing, this could easily be a great Summer quaffer.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2007 [Keg from Ubiquitous Chip] There is some failsome propoganda up on the wall in the Chip about this which attempts to convince the novice that this is something other than a bucket of cunt, do not be fooled. The alcohol % is a redeeming feature and if you get the pint for free it can be considered to be winsome.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 Bottled is alright stuff, u can drink a reasonable amount on any occasion. 5.3% also.
On draft however this is excellent stuff, good body great flavour and had me on my back in no time. Asked the % at the bar and was told 5.5-5.9% as it alters apparently.
rickgordon (3831) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival.
Pale golden colour. Sweetish nose, with glue notes. Papery mouthfeel, glue-ish flavour. The job had to be done.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Consumed at MaBell’s, St. Andrews, Scotland said to be one of the local drinking spots of none other then Prince William who is studying there. Golden, no head at all. Grainy, corn aroma. Pretty crap beer it must be said. Chemical flavours that leave a sour taste in your mouth. My brew was also 5.3%ABV.
haf (529) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
No me da mas. Una rubia del monton. Le gustara a los tradicionales de la cerveza alemana.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of best standard lagers I’ve ever had. The taste is fairly common, the beer is malty, refreshing and amazingly balanced.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mine also says 5.3% ABV. Poured light gold, with a decent white head. OK retention. Skunky aroma straight after opening, but it mellowed to mildly fruity clean malt after a few minutes. Thin watery mouthfeel. Quite tastless, just balanced bland lager. Little bit of a sweet aftertaste. Refreshing (its warm today) and clean.
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Mine says 5.3% ABV on the bottle. PGC under a large white head. First beer I've rated with an opening aroma faintly reminiscent of the rubber from a new balloon or a new rubber glove. Aroma becomes a touch fruity when warmed. Thin watery unfulfilling body. Bland to weak floral hops and candy sweetness. Entirely forgettable.