Brewed by Gösser (Brau Union)
Style: Pale Lager
Leoben, Austria


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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This bottom fermented, light beer tickles the palates of beer-lovers around the world. Its aroma is mildly malty and its refreshingly sharp tang derives from balanced hopping.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2007 Canned - Swill. Only difference between this and a cruddy North American macro is the fact that it wasn’t overly carbonated. Tasteless, skunky and a waste of $1.85.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 22, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 Good beer, it was refreshing, but it has a bitter taste that was special. It has a yellow colour bt tending to orange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2005
From the can: Pours pale yellow with large bubbling white head that fizzed away.almost immediately leaving a thin layer. Smells better than I imagined it would. Slightly peppery and wheat aroma (even though I’m sure there’s no wheat in there). Taste is pleasing though rather unremarkable. Very smooth, very very smooth. Just barely enough of a malty hook at the end. Easy choice for a session Helles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tennisjoel (1377) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2005
I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Was expecting a dull, american macro type based on the previous ratings. But this beer has lots of flavor. Starts with a big head. Color is golden. Would compete with a Heineken, maybe even better based on the stronger flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1832) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2005
This beer was purchased at the Caboose in Ashland, VA. The head was thin and no lacing. The color was a clear straw and inviting. The taste was gaseous and thin. Not much there. It is their export beer and much like the mass produced beers in the states.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Hmmm, so this is the beer that "tickles the palates of beer-lovers around the world." Here I thought it was one of Miller’s premium beers. Gold with a quickly dead head, it has a slightly skunky, grainy aroma, something a bit dirty. Good carbonation, but the taste is corny-sweet and metallic. I’m not sure if it’s hops gone bad or a tinny bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2005
Well, probably another country, which is the only positive thing I can say for this, one of the homestretch beers on International Night of Swill. Canned skunky aroma, flavourless watered down taste, not offensive. No signs of the balanced hopping, or hopping of any kind, from what the description tells me. Bah.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
Can: Metallic aroma with hints of wheat. Golden yellow with a very thin white head. Very light flavour. Not much to it. Somehwhat of a metallic taste aswell. Fairly smooth to drink, slight carbonation in the mouth. Overall this beer is nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GregClow (3215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2005
Beer #17 in the line-up at The International Night Of Swill. Pale yellow colour. Aroma is metallic and slightly stale. Average, non-descript flavour. Should be called Gasser, as it made me burpy. Yes, I’m starting to get loopy from all the crappy beers. Only three more to go!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Apparently Austria’s most famous beer beer on the export-market. In my version just called "Gösser Beer" at 5,1% ABV. Golden, hazy with a fine, dense head that sticks to the glass. Unusually soft mouthfeel - actually reminds me of a Weissbier, but completely without the acidity. Some - but not much - bitterness. Very distinctive and different. 160101

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