Bontus (625) - Flanders, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, London. Pours dark yellow. British minimalistic head. Immediately a strong lightstruck smell "skunked". Also a sort of lime zest aroma. Good mellow mouthfeel, good diacetyl, soft carbonation. light body. Dull brew.
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
24th April 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Well flavoured lager. Very moderate carbonation so would indeed be good with some nosebag. No bitterness. Decent lager.
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear, hay-gold with a light, white head. Wet hop and grainy malt aroma. Lightly sweet with some crisp sugar and bread, along with straw-like bitterness. Light in body with fizzy carbonation. Finishes crisp and dry, with light malts and some faint, grassy hops, along with a slight tart note. Not that bad.
deanso (5024) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale colour. A little white head. Not bad tasting. Nice label
Kavu (2076) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours golden yellow with a light head. Doesn’t have much of an aroma or even a flavor for that matter. Quite characterless. Drinkable, but nothing to tell your friends about.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Light gold color with a decent sized white foamy head.
S - Light and clean smell. Slight hop smells of citrus and floral along with some light pale malt.
T - Mild, inoffensive taste. Balanced amount of pale malt and the hop flavors following the nose. The hops might have the slightest of edge on the malt, but there is also a faint sweetness. Fairly bland and nothing really jumps out, but rather it all kind of blends into a background type of taste.
M - Light body with a bit below average carbonation. Pretty crisp and slight smoothness.
D - Easy to drink a number of these, but the beer doesn’t really make me want to grab and drink another.
Notes: Not a bad beer but not great, and I can’t really decide when I would want to drink it. Not really a session beer, or one that I would want to casually sip. Seems like it is marketed to go with food, and it probably wouldn’t be bad that way, but there are beers that I would prefer over this to have with food. Not really a typical British beer, but a decent beer. Flavors just a little too bland and faint.
JohnRMurdoch (3170) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2010
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sweet malty aroma, clear gold colour with minimal head that disappears quickly. Bitter sweet corn taste. Harsh on palate. Not a good beer.
Muggus69 (1132) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Honey gold body, small white foam.
Skunky, metallic, bready malt nose with a suggestion of floral hop.
Medium-full body, slight sticky texture, reasonably high carbonation.
Pale and honey-like malts on the body, not a great deal else, hint of herb and grass, particularly dry finish.
Not good, disappointed.
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has a nice hoppy aroma to it, though a little sweetness and alcohol that don’t seem too promising. Looks okay I guess, though the incredibly clear look to it isn’t great, nor is the head. Has a nice malty Belgian taste to it, some fruitiness, but not overpowering. Interesting beer but not a particularily great one.
DuffMan (6460) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, purchased for $13.99 at Centre City New World Market in Dunedin. $13.99!!! This better one tasty mo-fo. Pours a clear golden with a very short-lived white cap. Aroma is initially perfumey citrus fruit and underlying sweet malt, but given a few minutes and all I get is corn syrup and a bit of skunk. Palate is corny malts and a bit of leafy hops with an unfortunate metallic note in the finish. I just paid $13.99 for a plae lager, and a pretty unimpressive one at that. Never again.