Holmen2 (1789) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap at Gilroy’s Brewery in Gauteng, South Africa, 14.03.15. Golden. White head. Fruity aroma and taste. Golden. Low bitterness.
johnnnniee (2924) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle smuggled back by Tony, thanks for the hookup.
Lightly hazy deep golden color with a tiny white bubbled head that dissipates quickly. Great bready sweet pilsner malt aroma with bits of spicy hop butterscotch and pomme fruit. The flavor is heavy with diacytyl and sweet bready malt with just faint hop flavor or bitterness. Medium body, barely any carbonation. Not horrible, but not great either.
Splitenz (338) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t remember this that well, but in as much as it is a South African lager made according to the Rheinheitsgebot, with Czech Saaz and German hops, it far outperforms all other South African lagers. Only Süd-West’s excellent Windhoek lagers outperforms it, mostly by being stronger.
A good, sit around and drink in the warm South African evenings kind of beer.
werner22 (6) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the better lagers on the market. Also smooth and crisp. Very nice aroma .
AtronSeige (966) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Rich, bready, malt. floral, lightly spicy hops,
Appearance: Clear light-gold body. Thin white head. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium-high, lingering bitterness. Medium sweetness. Medium hops flavours. Dry finish. Crisp.
Palate: Medium body, soft bubbles
Overall: A highly enjoyable lager.
340 ml bottle, poured.
2B. Bohemian Pilsener
Earlier Rating: 8/10/2013 Total Score: 3.8
Aroma: Rich grainy, buttery, sweet, floral,
Appearance: Gold body, no head.
Taste: Medium bitterness, crisp, medium sweetness, grain, medium dry,
Palate: medium-light body, medium-light carbonation
Overall: A preferred lager. More body and flavour.
340 ml bottle, poured.
Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dull gold. Soft body, not much aroma. Mainly malty on the palate but the mouthfeel would benefit from more carbonation. There is, however, a little juiciness in the finish.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at brewpub. Golden with small oily head
Grassy aromas and flavors arent bad at all but the mouthfeel is oily and flat so needs more carbo to brighten it up--the nitro does not work! Some oily plastic mixed with diacetyl artives late unfortunately, forcing a downgrade
floydian1 (1170) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
340ml bottle purchased from a bottle shop in Pretoria, South Africa. It has a clear bright golden body with a small white head. The nose and taste is typical sweet grainy malts with an average Saaz-type hop bitterness to the finish. Nice clean palate with a light-medium body. Certainly better than the macro lagers that so dominate the South African market. Micro-brewing does not seem to have taken hold over there yet.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium-gold appearance; very little head. Malty aroma and slight hop. Quite refreshing, with a good balance of malt/hop elements, adequate carbonation and sweet malt finish. Pretty straightforward. A good summer quaffer.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(On tap) Clear golden with a small, white head. Fresh and flowery hop aroma. Medium body with rather sweet, clean malts. Rather light with a dry hopping. Very fresh, tasty and quite flavoursome - especially considering the low alcohol. I have a sneaky suspicion that it’s actually stronger though.... 040508