Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pale pils with a fleeting head. Almost non-existent nose with a disappointing cereal note. Sometimes I think that the term Rheihneitsgebot is used a little too liberally and wonder at its efficacy. The major profile is more gas than flavour and this is truly another version of an often disappointing style. I wonder if the Euro is to blame?
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2004
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can, from Lidl. Straw gold, fluffy but quickly dropping white head and gentle condition. Soapy dishwater and chlorine in the nose, Quite bitter in the mouth with some traces of starchy malt and a touch of sweetness. Finish is short, and malty sweet. Premium my arse.
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 17, 2004
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 New review:
4.8%, brewed by Oettinger in Gotha
Ooh... this was one of the first beers I’ve had during the very beginning of my ticker faze, in Spain. Well... we got a Lidl here recently, and I got to try it again, and write a better review. It’s pretty much exactly as I wrote... poured a nice yellow going gold colour, with a medium sized white heap of bubbles that disappeared quickly. Very fizzy, but it calms down soon enough. Smells remarkably nice... a fresh malty smell. The taste is very watery, dull, not all that interesting, maybe hoppy, a touch lemony, but not pleasant... The fact that it’s watery is a boon actually... if it had a more pronounced taste, it’d rate even lower. Thankfully no aftertaste. Below average industrial lager. +1 aroma, -1 palate.... and I’m being quite generous.
An underaverage, boring pils, watery and bland. Seen it only in 0.33 cans. That was too much, I bought two, and both survived almost untouched the night before we left Spain. That, and half of a bottle of some Spanish n/a someone bought by accident.
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - SEP 14, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty lager with some strong bitterness. Not the kind of beer i usually like but this one is not so bad.
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 9, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned(330ml). -yellow coloured with medium airy head, malty and bready aroma, bitter finish
jonas (6019) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2004
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Slight metallic hops, otherwise nothing.
Pale straw color, low carb, soapy head.
A slight sugary malt flavor, but generally watery thin nothingness.
Radek Kliber (6589) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 25, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
One of the more popular Lidl products in Poland. Reason price. Pours pale gold brew with medium - small head . Thin , some light malt , light cheap bitter medium . Cheap beer, not only because it cost 1.5 zloty.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow color with big bubbled head. Aroma not very much of a "normal" hoppy pils. Flavor has some surprising sweetness in start, again something that I’m not used to have in pilsener. Hops come out slightly, although more of it could have made this beer much better. Little above standard Finnish lagers, but not anything special.
johndoughty (4170) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A cheap rather thin pils
with not a lot to offer.Quite highly carbonated with a malty flavour that doesn’t last for long.Tastes like what it is -a cheap pils for taking of a cheap supermarket shelf.
TBone (13636) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Canned, alc. 4.5% (BB 06/2004)
Typical lager color, white creamy head. Aroma is metallic and hoppy. Malty with oily and bitter aftertaste with some hops. Watery palate.