lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2008
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
ABV: 5.5% (12.5 cpfo estimated)
Calories: estimated at 211 C (12.5 cpfo x 16.9)
Volume: 16.9 oz
Purchased at: Sherwood Liquors
Price per fl oz: $2.50 / 16.9 fl oz = $0.14 per fl oz
Consumed at: Home
sensory first impression: Skunky. Pours thin amber stream with thick white head, which dissipates quickly. Almost clear yellow body. Visibly carbonated. Quite active. Taste is disappointingly average. American Pilsner average. Anheuser Busch average. Poor.
Aroma/Olfactory: 3 out of 10
Malt flavor is: bread, hay, grass
Hop flavor is: dried herbs
Yeast flavor is: dust, mold, dirt
Other flavors include: alcohol, corn, medicine, band aids, skunk
Visuals/Appearance: 1 out of 5
Color is: pale, yellow.
Liquid is: clear, sparkling
Head and lace are: none.
Taste/Flavor: 3 out of 10
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: light
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: none
Sour level is: none to light
Palate/Tactile: 1 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: light
Texture is: thin, nothing
Carbonation is: lively
Finish is: abrupt, sweet.
Overall experience: 4 out of 20. This is the definition of average. I liked the easy drinkability. I did not like the price, the lack of hops, flavor, and color, or much else about this beer.
bierkoning (12268) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Golden color. Grainy aroma and flavor with medecinal and apple notes. Medium bodied. Some vegetable bitterness in the aftertaste.
collander (12) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Harnas From Polish Mountains, probably should stay up in the Polish Mountains. Pretty uninteresting, this slightly sweet brew, leaves much to be desired. Color reminiscent of cheap costume jewelry. Kind of a sticky finish, which makes sense considering there isn’t much there except a little bit of sweet malt. The one bright spot, aside from the guy on the box (no not on the label, but on the box) is the nice bubbly head. But that dies off really fast.
Drinkable? Yeah, would I go out of my way to find it or get it? No way.
If you feel like it, go to Mill Creek Central Market (best beer shop in Sno.County) and pick it up there.
gnoff (9543) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(50 cl can at a friends house on February 22, 2008
A gift from a colleague of his from Poland
Can sais "Browar Ococim Harnas Jasne Pelne"
Clear golden color, big white head. Malty slightly acidic scent. Buttery, malty sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Bready grainy and buttery aftertaste.
BillKismet (3811) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Highly carbonated bronze with thick airy head. Sweet malt note, grainy, perhaps some corn in nose. Easy malt flavor, mild graininess. Well-balanced. Nicely done for a pils. Highly drinkable, though fairly simple, bit of a bland finish.
Ernest (7283) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing.
Body is clear medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain, husks), trace hops (herbs), with notes of soap, metal, and fusel alcohol.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, husky.
Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation.
Not much to like in this, especially the higher alcohols and husky/grainy character. Could be worse I guess, but it’s a drain pour for sure.
SilkTork (5537) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2008
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml can from local East European shop. The extra strength gives more body and smoothness to this East European lager than is normal. There are few off flavours, but also little character. Hops are minimal.
Skinnyviking (8645) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. High fluffy but lasting white head. Clear yellow body. Sweet but distinct barley malt aroma. Weak and sweet barley malt flavor with very little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short aftertaste. Watery and boring.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned. A pale gold coloured headless lager. The aroma is on the sweet and chemical side but there is some noticeable hop. The taste is smooth and quaffable. Not overhopped but there is something which sets it apart from most pale lagers. Everything is in moderation but it’s pleasant enough.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Pale golden, white thin head. The aromais lightly sweet and herbal. Softly grassy and herbal. Lean maltiness. A bit of floral hop character as well. Fairly fresh and drinkable brew.