monkeycmdr (18) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Before I learned too much about beer, this was my favorite beer. It's okay, but there's nothing great about it, really. Not bad either.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2004
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
standard pissy color with a skunk nose. carbonated water. i can get some cheaper lager with basically the same taste. you can do better for your money.
cwhalen (14) - Champaign, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Skunky aroma frequent if not drunk from tap in Nederland. traditional pils. nice finish. refreshing
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2005 Very pale straw-coloured beer with a thin head fading to thin lace. Has a sweet malty smell with plenty of great fruity-smelling esters. I don’t know what the skunky smell everyone else is talking about is, I’ve never gotten that impression. I think this is a pretty good straight-forward lager.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2004
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Truck stop men's room nose. Initial bite of nickel finishes with clean quarter notes. I've never had one that wasn't skunked. What, do they store these things on the sun in their pretty green bottles. I'd rather drink ODouls.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Smells skunked. Even when fresh it has that bitter smell to it. Very watery and thin. Has a sour/bitter malty taste. Nothing special.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap. Clear and pale, not much head retention.
Aroma vaguely like a witbier (so THAT'S what it smells like unskunked!).
Flavour slightly malty, lacking any hops. Vaguely reminiscent of soda water. Thin (!) body. Avergae, but there's worse.
sdfink (30) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Watery. Lacks body. Skunky aroma. Entirely forgettable and avoidable. Adequately carbonated.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a can. Light, highly transparent golden yellow.
Fairly watery, yet noticable malts. Nothing to get excited about, though and neither are the barely noticable hops. Little aftertaste and body, lots of carbonation.
Nothing vile, really, but not good either.
DatFlycat (12) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Indeed pretty skunky. I get the feeling that it really would be a decent beer if not for the sunlight exposure (green glass). Alas, I must rate it as it comes, and it always comes Pepe Le Peu. Curiously, I actually dislike it on tap. I can drink this beer, but it is rather pedestrian.