Borresteijn (5857) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
RBESG ’12, Bratislava. Grand Tasting at Richtar Jakub. 50cl Bottle. Clear pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of hemp, light malty, dusty. Flavour is sweet, light corny, dry, watery. Light bodied. Nothing off, not spectacular though.
Bamsen78 (4690) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Zentraleuropäischer Wahnsinn 2. Pours clear golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of hops and yeast, with a note of skunk, an unobtrusive one, though. Bitter, hoppy flavour with a good deal of yeast. Bitter finish with a skunky note.
erickok (4633) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden and golden. Ugly head. Mass produced smell, pilsner smell, classic hops. Standard pils taste. Okay.
Marko (4543) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
JEDAN JE HAJDUK IZ SPLITA!
In related news, I’ve had this at a rock/metal pub in Split, one of the few places I’ve seen it so far. Apparently brewed for the entire region of Dalmatia, but the connection, despite no design links, with Hajduk Split, is unmistakeable. They have a sponsorship deal with Carlsberg Croatia so this was only to be expected. It’s probably a relabel, but hey, until I can prove it, it looks like this... a golden lager with a relatively big, thick white head that went away at a medium pace. A sourish herbal nose, typical of a macro lager. The taste, however, doesn’t go into that direction, bitterish, it carries very light notes of peach and elder, but there’s no real maltiness. Not undrinkable. Now... if only they had the brains to make a Belgian Wit (white being the colour of the club), it might’ve been something. Like this, an afterthought. And even though I’m tempted to give it a 20 overall, I’ll be pro on this and give it what it deserves...
Gurthnar (4101) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 Bottle, RBESG 2012 grand tasting. Clear golden colour. Aroma eurolager. Taste same, annoying sugary maltiness. Low drinkability, euro finish.
visionthing (4078) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl bottle at Scout Club Irish Pub, Samobor. Pours clear deep golden with a lasting white head with fairly good retention. Mild malty and bready aroma with hints of fruits and cooked vegetables. Moderate sweet with mild malty flavour and a fairly decent bitterness. Quite okay pale lager. Boring and watery, but drinkable. (2013-05-19)
luttonm (3730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
.5l bottle found in Knin, Croatia. Slightly richer yellow pour, dry grassy aroma. wattery for 5.0%. slight funk and metal. dusty water, but not really offensive. not good by any means.
abemorsten (3443) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
0,5 l green bottle from Ivana Trgovina in Split. Inch thick off-white head on a sparkling golden body. Light malts, herbs and artificial citrus esters on the nose. Medium sweet, light malts and a papery bitterness that lasts a while. Light to medium body and medium carbonation. There’s nothing here to make it stand out from any standard industrial lager, but I bet that’s not the intention either.
ElDesmadre (2783) - Mikołów, POLAND - SEP 11, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Nice, frothy head, for a bland eurolager. I meant, disgusting eurolager. Barely discernible aroma of skunk and macromalt, yes, even some grassy elements seem to be lost in there. Watery sweetish, skunky and cardboardy flavour. Almost no hops in there but I would lie if I wrote that this beer is malty. Horrible, lacking in any substance. If I was a Hajduk supporter, I would be offended.
Art (2710) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another crappy pale lager in Croatia. This one was a little more flavorful than the others but still you typical fizzy yellow beer.