Aggie80 (783) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very light color pour with short lived white fluffy head. Leaves nice lacing. Grainy aroma one encounters when brewing with grain. Not much in the way of hops. Typical bitter aftertaste one expects with a Non Alcoholic.
Marko (3742) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 16, 2005
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Beer no. 19 of my Slovenian beerhunt.
Poured a big thick and fluffy white head that went away at a medium pace leaving tons of lacing. Pale golden colour. Strong sickly sweet n/a smell (aka. sharp soggy cornflakes smell).. nasty. However, the taste isn’t that bad for a n/a. That malt doesn’t dominate the body (which, while empty for a beer, is full enough for a n/a), and it only leaves some weak honeyish taste, some ok hops, lemon and a lingering acidic-bitter aftertaste. I’ve had worse. Far worse. And hey, this was 72 SIT for a 0.5l can which is exactly 30 Euro cents, making it the cheapest n/a I’ve ever had.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Pretty golden beer with a decent head. Soft and slightly sweet, but no metallic tang as so often in this style. Very malty (even some wheat) with a nice little touch of hops in the finish. Quite pleasant low alcohol. 220701
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2005
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I really don’t mind fake beer, but this one was quite poor. Heavy cereal flavor without any hop character at all. They could make the malt more interesting, or throw in some hops to hide how bad it is, at least.
cazort (484) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2007 Weak aroma. Dominant corn taste, tastes almost roasted. Slight bite to it. Little complexity to the malt. Decent hops taste. There are far better non-alcoholic brews, but this one is also fairly cheap, although it is not as easy to find. A decent value for the money. Tastes more like an arab NA beer than a european NA.
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 6, 2005
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2005 a bright golden colour with a fine head and a nice lacing: this is for the good news ... I’m always anxious to smell a NA beer and this one confirms my fears: a strong aroma of wort hurts my nose very badly; the malt body is inexistant and the finish is beyond all descriptions ... I cannot believe someone can drink this (not telling about giving it a 2.9 !) - I think it’s time to extend the rating table to be able to give some 0
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2005
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Grainy malt aroma with fairly pungent hops that border on skunikiness. Clear, deep, golden body with plenty of fine bubbles is topped by a fluffy white head that lasts nicely and coats the glass. Grainy, sweet and husky malt flavour is lightly astringent and puckering with grassy, herbal hops and an odd rubbery aftertaste that builds with each sip. Light body with moderate carbonation. Somewhat watery. Despite an almost acceptable aroma and a beautiful appearance, this one had to pleasure the drain. Lager glass, fridge temp. Bottle (La Vieille Europe, Apr-05).
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not bad for an N/A, but it still lacks the hops pop and malt roundness I like in a beer. I suppose it would be good if you were the designated driver for the evening.
jercraigs (7308) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale yellow, small white head. Aroma of boiled skunk on a river of green malt extract. Vegetal notes. Rough tannic flavour? Long lingering aftertastes punishes your impudence. Average palate.
Gorbalev (2887) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, thanks (?) to jercraigs. Pale, hardly any head. Weird initial skunk aroma. Fades to that of boiled malt extract on my stove top as I attempt to homebrew. Taste is exactly that "diluted malt extract"; "tea-like" - jercraigs - sums it up exactly. Better than some of the alcoholic beers sampled tonight (Laker, I’m looking in your direction).