Aurelius (4742) - 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.
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2007 The aroma is weak but it has grassy European hops, cereal grains, and a touch of soured malt. The appearance is pale gold with a small head. The flavor is light but not bad. There is plenty of sweet malt and light bitter hops at the end without anything offensive. The palate is average for the style but I have to say this is better than most pale lagers.
hayduke (3925) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 31, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From Albertsons in Clarkston, WA. Poured pale yellow with almost no head. Nose of grass. :Light body. Fizzy mouthfeel. Flavor is European Lager. Reminds me of Heineken.
Palidor19 (3083) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale ales are quite a hard style to rate for me, it feels like its hard to tell the good from the bad. but this one is more on the good side. its got the taste of cereal malts, grass notes and crisp and refreshing taste.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a one and a half finger thick white head. Lots of thin lacing. Aroma is bigtime skunk, herbal hops, and light grain. I like it. Flavor is light sweet grain, very light hops, and a touch of diacetyl. Light to medium body. Very nice for a Pale Lager.
mjg74 (2891) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Albertson’s. Medium golden color on the pour. Tiny white head. Grainy aroma with a bit of a grassy smell. Grainy and somewhat sweet flavored. Not too skunked. Pretty good for the style. Some bitter hops in the finish.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle: Clear straw with almost no head after a couple of seconds, grainy earthy aroma, watery texture, starts and ends lightly bitter with a grassy taste and some green-bottle skunk.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
March 2010. From bottle. Pale yellow color with a white head. Aromas of malt, yeast and hops. Crisp and clean with a refreshing finish.
jimhilt (2478) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 9, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a four finger white head that fades quickly leaving a good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium-strong carbonation and light bodied. Slight hoppy nose, traces of skunkiness. Starts with a slight sweetness, late hoppy/bitter finish. Another green bottle that doesn’t cut it. $1.50 for a 12oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH.
VertBaconStrips (2206) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2009
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
***review from June 21, 2008***
Another crap beer from the wonderful Beers Around the World mishap. Poured out a crystal clear medium hued solid gold brew, a small white cap, thin ropy lacing and retention just above a skim. The aromas was very dry and quite interesting somehow. Sort of sweet, a large grain content, plastic? and an odd underlying smell. The taste is less than appealing as it is very harsh and very watery with bad hops and a bit of metal. Comes across empty with a weak flavor similar to a light beer. Gassy and foamy too. Slight malt can be found in the aftertaste, which is unsavory. Why bother even finishing this?