HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 5 L keg. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. OK hoppy aroma, not so powerfull. Nice bitter flavor. Short finish. Nice but still watery palate.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5L. Partyfaß. Golden coloured with white head. Malty aroma. Sweet and malty flavour with some hop bitterness in the finish. Refreshing.
Marko (3933) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 19, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5l can (exactly like the one on the pic.
Joris, I found out who does. Well, it didn’t take a lot of searching. It’s indeed brewed FOR the Goldhand Vertriebsgesellschaft in Düsseldorf, it says so on the can, and someone could mistake it for the brewer, but a few lines under, the real "culprit" is revealed - Frankenthaler Brauhaus Gmbh (Frankenthal/Platz). I’ve sent the corrections (along with the 4.9>4.7 alc% mistake)..
To the beer. It looks very good. A big thick white head that left tons of lacing stood atop of a beautiful deep golden liquid. The nose was immediately a letdown though. Slightly skunky (can!), sourish nose with some hints of malt. The aforementioned malt showed itself a lot. Perhaps a lot more than it should have because it overshadowed everything else that might be here. And it’s not great, caramelly, like croquant maybe, but not too nice, shows some traces of the taste reserved for the n/a’s - cabbage. And the taste overall was even watery. Hops could be only detected for a second in the aftertaste as some lemony sourness that found its way to my senses of taste right before the beer found its way down my throat and clung onto them as the rest of the taste disappeared. All in all, interesting effort, but not that good.
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 18, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned. Compact foam of medium persistence. Limpid yellow color; firm and it deprives of beads. Light and hardly perceivable scent. Much light one and deprives of scents. Metallic aroma, of aluminum. Grain dampen taste with a light bitter. Poor.
JorisPPattyn (7910) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fully clear darker gold, big bubbles; huge head, very fast gone leaving lace. Chalky, musty nose, with hay. Quite bitter for a short moment, then pale malt-sweet. Very little palate, but a tinge of metallic bitterness, returning to quite bitter in the long aftertaste. Certainly not bad, considering it comes out of a can. Yet, another pilsener. I bet the Vertriebgesellschaft doesn't brew - but who does for them?
CEZ (397) - Milano, ITALY - APR 15, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(500 ml can) Light golden body, short white head. Weak straw and hops aroma. Taste is malty and balanced, with a dry finish, but it's still rather bland. Watery texture. Rather boring.
rauchbier (3610) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pale gold, thin short lived white head and moderate condition. Not bad for a canned beer, with delicate hop aroma noticable and traces of grain. In the mouth it is quite chalky with good hop levels and good balancing sweet malt. Finish is nicely malty with a good developing hop bitterness and a final snatch of raw barley grain that reminded me of last summers harvest. Nice.
ogivlado (5716) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned(500ml). -better than Felsgold Pils, hoppy taste, golden coloured, little head