hopscotch (9858) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle... Clear yellow lager with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Smells of pale malts, honey and peppery, lemony hops with a hint of skunk (green bottle). Pilsener malt flavor with undertones of honey, lemon peel and snappy, but not bitter, hops. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes lightly sweet and pleasantly crisp.
crossovert (8355) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2011 A quirky one. It is almost pilsener-like. It is a surprisingly tasty EPL if you get it fresh and unskunked.
DuffMan (7233) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold, moderate white head with medium retention. Clean grainy aroma, no skunkiness at all. Clean grainy palate with a mildly bitter finish. Plain, but decent enough.
Ibrew2or3 (7232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2007
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Courtesy of a Porter swilling third party. Thanks man. Clear gold color with white head. The aroma is of sweet lager malt and grain. I think I also get alcohol but oddly no adjuncts. Sweet sweet sugary malt flavor. Way too much sugar sweetness for me. No hint of hops coming from this brew. There’s nothing to there to balance the load of sweetness. I don’t really taste the less sweet grain malt sensed in the nose.
PorterPounder (5833) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Albertson’s Liquor Store. Light golden pour, initial fluffy white head. Sweet, saaz induced hoppy aroma - edging to skunky but somewhat pleasant. Some cake mix sweetness rolls over the tonque initially and is followed up by some pepper and grassiness. Somewhat refreshing and thirst quenching. Thickish, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Typical northern Euro lager - but not bad. Will be my lawnmower beer for the next few weeks as I bought a whole 12 - glad it’s palatable!
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I picked this up at the supermarket whilst shopping for cat food and cranberry juice. Is it a coincidence that it has a bit of a cat box odor... as well as the renal health benefits of cranberries? Anywhat - that scent soon left from the golden bodied, fizzy headed lager with sugary, bready malt and a grassy bitterness remaining. The flavor is grainy and sugary with an offsetting hop bitterness. Drinkable.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz Bottle: Pale yellow, lightly fizzy, some lacing. The nose is strong with husk, alcohol and sweet cheap malts and light floor grade hops. The flavor is either a bit more bitter than I expected, or just kinda zesty and acidic from the carbonation. I’m thinking the latter, but it almost comes across like a snappy pilsener. Finishes thin, watery, no biscuit or toast or any other yummy bavarian lager type goodies. A typical export lager sold as a cheap alternative to the big boys.
presario (4748) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
White froth and lacing. Cereal aroma. Drinkable cereal flavour. Noticeable hops.
dwyerpg (4703) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells fine, looks alright. Taste is a bit more malty than having a hop bite, but really quite drinkable. Actually should be considered a "premium" lager!
Aurelius (4506) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pitiful green decapitated penguin of a bottle, clear, bright gold beer with a white beady head which dissipates rapidly. Pedestrian label, fair cap with a lion and an assurance that this brewery has been bringing forth mediocre beer since 1725. Lightly sweet malty aroma, with no major problems. Grassy, a bit astringent, fairly bitter, green-nut sweetness. Flavor tapers into the finish slowly with straw and sunflower seed notes. Good CO2. Medium to medium-light body. Some tanginess on the leading edge. An average Eurolager, but nothing objectionable. Methinks the cardboard 12 pack kept thisfrom getting skunked. $12.99/12 at the local Albertson’s, so it’s a respectable choice to bring to the cookout.