OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pale gold clear under a large size medium lasting white head. Slightly skunky and very faint stale hops aroma. Depressinly boring medium bitter hops flavour all the way. Thin body and dry bitter finish. I think the amber is significantly better than this.
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
If you can find it fresh, it will not be ’skunky’. On tap it is excellent with a slight bitterness, yet satisfying nonetheless. It is brewed in Holland and is arguably the best lager from that country.
PorterPounder (5756) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good clean hoppy aroma - not skunky - lacy white head - lasts a while. Deep golden color - bit of a crisp bite to it. Overall one of the better easily accessible lagers out there. Good strong finish.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
nice looking bottle. pours golden, with thin but well ratained head. I think I was lucky enough to get a fresh bottle. aroma and flavours are clean and clear. sweet with decent hoppiness. not bad
caesar (5397) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Yellow color. Hoppy smell. Nasty sour, acid metal taste next to the usual pilsener characteristics. Definitely not my favorite pilsener.
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A quite pleasant slightly above average lager.Refreshingly malty taste with a subtle aftertaste. This company does make better beers such as Zomergoud but as is often the way the mass produced, heavily marketed one is the most bland. Great bottle though!
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not as bad as some other Dutch lagers, this seems to have some nice hops on the odd sip, but is too sweet and industrial (and bloody skunky) to be any good, bordering on suck arse.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale golden color with a medium thick white creamy head. Sour bitter aroma. Slightly sour, bitter well-balanced flavor with a bitter hoppy finish.
mimsy (8) - Naples, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2002 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
After Further Review, I have come to like this as my favorite lager beer. This is probally because it has a nice ’bready’ taste instead of the blandness of most American Lagers. Try it if you want a different taste in a Lager. The Swingtop bottles got me interested in this beer, but the taste keeps me drinking it. :-)
bighair (51) - Hamilton, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
congratulations are in order to the makers of grolsch, for producing the grossest beer in the world. beer snobs will love it. to call it swill is to insult swill everywhere