tennisjoel (1334) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Foxbush (1748) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2005
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2005
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
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.
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 15, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
GregClow (3120) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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!
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale golden colour, nice hoppy bite (or tang as they say) to it. Nice for a summer day. Compliments my salami & emmental on rye quite nicely.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Light gold. Not much nose, bit grassy. Thin, crisp, and excessively fizzy, a bit like drinking lemon-lime seltzer water. Reminded me of something low-carb.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Typical yellow/gold lager with a grainy aroma, plus whiffs of alcohol and cabbage. Standard lager flavour, a little light on the hops but otherwise nicely balanced. A slightly metallic, slightly acidic finish. Your average, everyday European lager.