Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 5, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Dortmunder Hansa-Brauerei Premium Pilsener) Compact but enough evanescent foam. Clear and pale color, limpid and little fizzy. Light scent of inumiditi cereals. Insufficient bitter with an unusual end that seems nearly wet maize.
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Run of the mill cheap German supermarket pilsener. Gold colour, negligible head. Floral nose - maybe some citrus. Sweetish body with some fruity character and a dry bitter finish. Ho hum. (Bottle)
Pailhead (4777) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Aroma is flowery and lightly sweet. Pours a transparent gold with an insignificant white head. LIghtly sweet up front that continues to the finish. Finish is light sourness and weak hops.
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, from a supermarket in Köln. Gold, moderate white head and low condition. Low malt and some soapy hops in the nose, soft and sweet fruity malt in the mouth and a short finish with some bitterness that seemed more saccharine than hops. Tasted more like a cheap and nasty Kölsch.
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
My sample was in a tubby 500ml bottle. The bland label should have been the giveaway. Too watery, lacking aromas, lacking any depth to flavour. Pass.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hoppy, grassy aroma. Meidum dry finish, slightly sweet, maybe a bit soapy. But actually drinkable, if bottled.
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hoppy, grainy aroma, some malt. Very pale, yellow coloured with a thin white, lasting head. Taste is watery, moderate bitter, hoppy and grassy. Some metal in aftertaste. Still fresh. One of the better brews I bought during my small cheap german supermarket beer-bust last weekend.
caesar (5063) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear light yellow color, initially medium frothy head. Aroma of metal, some grass, some hops. Dry, crisp, bit soapy. It was not so bad really, i expected much worse.
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale gold, well carbonated with a loose white head that fades quickly. Nice floral hoppy aroma. Crisp, dry, but still with a good dose of malt flavour. Nice enough Pils, not as hoppy as a PU of the like but not bad.
madquacker (1036) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2004
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
A foul stench emanates from this. Soappy at first followed by a mouthful of metal. A truse shocka of a beer. All the worst because it is German... who usually do much better.