Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Very low carbonation. Watery. Like a Danish discount pilsener.
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beats a Heineken, falls short of an Urquell. The swing top pints put it above any massed produced north German lagers. For the most part solid (if you’re partial to grassy skunk), great with a grilled steak.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fairly decetn imported macro-brew. Crisp taste, but as usual, leans towards the vegetal and skunky side. Gotto love the bottles!!
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2002
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Green bottle = skunky. Much better if you can find it on tap. Have never tried the 5L mini-kegs.
nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near the top of my lager list. This beer gets extra points because of the fun bottle which can certainly entertain you as you drink it. A little strange at first, but this is the kind of beer that grows on you.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JUL 20, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Skunk coming off the bottle immediately after opening. Turned to a dusty, slightly floral nose. Nice gold color. Light malt taste and medium bitter finish. Thin-ish, but with a smooth texture. Decent and harmless. The bottle is wonderful in and of itself.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2002
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flowers sweet vanilla but weak. light pee yellow color. Bitter kick on the roof of the mouth, watery light bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Nice bottle, althoug green
Nuffield (3657) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2002
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
I had this side-by-side with Carling Black Label lager (both from a cask) and, you know what?, they both suck. They were so very similar--just minute differences of sweetness and bitterness--I can’t understand how Grolsch can rate nearly a full point higher (by today’s scores). (on tap at Head of the River pub, Oxford)
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2002
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Grolsch, maybe it was unrefrigerated for a long time at the market, because the pack I tried was pure skunk for me. Could even give they stuff away!! A bit too bitter, but so far Netherland beers haven’t done much for me, yet.
Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very similar to Becks and Heineken. A little better than the aforementioned. Grassy and mildly bitter. In the bottle it’s skunky. Get the can version. It’s much better.