NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a crystal clear golden in color with a huge, pure white head. It has a slighly pungent aroma with a sightly sweet, malty flavor. It is light in body, but has a naggingly cloying finish.
Straling (295) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 Bottle 33cl.
Pours a clear gold colour, small size head.
Smell is not very attractive,.
Taste is a bit better, good hops and malts there, but pretty plain.
Very watery beer, but nonetheless allright on the palate.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yellow colored brew. Hoppy, grassy aroma. It’s a dull german pilsener with a crispy, dry flavor.
Bullit (3961) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear yellow colour, small white head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Flavour is crispy and dry, some malts noticable.
DocLock (7682) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear pale gold with 2-finger off-white head and a lot of carbonation streams. Nose is pale malt, mild honey and hopcitrus. Tastes dry , citric, Saaz hoppy, with minor notes of pale malt and florals. I didn’t note any off aromas or flavors here, but I wasn’t blown away by what was here.
Slipstream (1976) - USA - JUL 2, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Purchased a 10.2 ounce bottle (sic) in the USA, imported by a company located in Little Canada, Minnesota. It is called either Neuborg or Chateau Neuborg. I am not sure about the name of the brewer either, but an internet search shows that this beer originates in Gulpen, Holland, and is most likely the product of the Gulpener brouwerij. It has a simple, nice, gray and white label. Classic clear gold pour. Mild, honey sweet aroma. The flavor is a lightly bittered pilsner, not very powerful, but a decent warm weather brew. Velvet mouthfeel. It is not superior to other Dutch beers I’ve had (like Heineken), or other respectable pilsners (like Urquell). This may be an unusual beer to come across in America, but I bet it is everday stuff in Holland.
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smokey malt chemical hop aroma. Clear amber colour with good head and lacing. Bitter hop malt flavour. Flat palate.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 Bottle: thinish body, very mild, weak flavor, some earthy notes, weak bitterness, not offensive, just plain boring, oh well...
DSG (5614) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a beer festival in kibbutz Ma’abarot, May ’08. Clear golden color. Aroma with a bit of hops and grainy notes. Sweetish flavor upfront which continues hoppy and quite bitter. Light to medium-bodied. Nothing to write home about.
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2008
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very nice BLUE bottle, 330ml, 5%.
bit of a herbale taste (for a pilsnerlike beer)