Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale straw color, medium white fluffy head. Aroma is a bit skunky and sugary. The beer itself is thin, kind of malty with some sourness and soft bitterness (destroyed by pasteurization?). Let's search for more interesting brews...
hotstuff (4397) - Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
When poured into my glass, the head was very small sized, white and it contained fine-sized bubbles that quickly diminished.The body was clear and there was very little carbonation present.The hue was yellow and there was no lacing.The nose was malty and the flavor was bitter, hoppy, tangy and it had an aftertaste that lingered.The mouthfeel was tingly and light-medium bodied.I was not real impressed with this beer.
thedm (5063) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 16, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized mostly lasting white bubbles that left a fair lacing and alight yellow gold colored body behind. Nice mild malt hop aroma and a smooth mouthfeel with a lingering mellow flavor that I could not identify, but was nice none-the-less. Its flavor is a bit difficult to describe. There are notes of malt hop and barley in this one. It is nice and refreshing. Nothing bad about it, just nothing great either.
DrnkMcDermott (2894) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2003 Bottled. Although the bottle I got from my fellow homebrew club member's basement was dated "Best by 3/01," it still bore up in pretty good shape. A sudsy head over the usual straw body. I can taste a little of the Dortmunder style here; certainly a little more malty sweetness than an American beer, without being sugary, and a hint of German hops. To paraphrase their own slogan; Nicht so “Gut” as a DAB, “Besser” than a Beck's.
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too bad. Reminded me in many ways of other light European lagers. Sort of skunky. Poured a beautiful thick white head, aroma was definately malty. Very crisp finish. Good beer.
imdownthepub (11282) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow with massive white head, pressure delivery in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Sweet malty flavour which seems to be a theme from this Brewery, a little acidic pehaps citric flavour but mostly CO2 gas. Bland and uninteresting.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden cristal clear colour. White cumulous head, lasts well. Aroma is very faint. Has a slight lemony twist with a balanced bitter hop scent. Taste is very balanced, with subtle sweetness from malt palate, balancing well with slight bitterness.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is a clear gold bordering on being pale, with a strong foamy white head thats about two fingers high with some divets and leaves patchy lace. Smell is faintly soft with a acidy tang of lemon-lime-like bittersweet hop. Taste is pretty intesting, its smooth, crisp, and clean with the hop standing out as a unusual lime peel, very bitter tang twing to it thats not strong but its there. Not like a belgian wit or hefe-weisen strength in taste. It remined me of a mild IPA with a bit more thinned out malt and hop. Its not bad, its more of a solid pilsner feel and taste, but as a pale lager its a bit short.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
BLAND. Pale golden, fluffy white head. A good amount of carbonation. Sweet, malty aroma. taste is still rather bland with a light bitterness.
larsniclas (5993) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour, corn smelling, international standard lager.
Sweetish and oily. Some maltiness.