Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in NYC. Pours clear, bright gold with a weak, white foam head. Lightly toasted pale malts in the nose, some faint straw and cereal. Light sweet flavor, all pale malts, biscuits, cereal, light citrus notes, light bitter straw. Light bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Crisp and clean on the finish, some cereal, subtle grass and citrus, more biscuits and hay. Quite an outstanding pale lager. Very drinkable, nicely balanced.
Oakes (15617) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2000
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
For a mainstream lager it’s not that bad, really. In fact, the general (former) quality of this beer I think laid the groundwork for the palates of Portland to embrace quality beer in the way that they do.
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Hana Hostel, Hiroshima. Clear golden - white head. White bread, hay, grainy, straw, toasted, freshness, light hoppy, clean and high drinkability. OK.
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 5, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of very light malt. No noticeable hop. Brassy gold color with a frothy white head. Thinnish body. Starts with light sweet malt, moderate carbonation, and some hint of pilsener type hop in the finish. It actually has a little bitterness that stays. Not outstanding, but better than the mass produced swill. Much better.
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear golden yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, light straw and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, light carmel and hints of citrus and spice with a crisp malty finish.
Used to be my favorite beer in the 80’s but does’nt have as much flavor as I remember.
imdownthepub (13227) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2003
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Highly carbonated golden beer with a lemonade head. Very little character beyond the fizz, no silky malt or hop characterisics. Absolutely awful.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear golden color with an average-sized creamy white head. Light malty aroma. Flavors of malts and some hops.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle @GABF-pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is corn/grain. Taste is corn/grain, 2nd herbal/spice hops.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a large fizzy white head. Average head retention. Skunky aroma despite the brown bottle, along with notes of faint malts. The taste is pale malts, corn, tinny hops. Medium bodied. Meh.
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ home via jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a clear golden appearance with an off white head. Fairly sweet, grainy, lightly toasted malty aroma with light floral and herbal notes. A bit lemony, fairly sweet, not overly fresh hoppy - more earthly/herbal - flavor with a bit of cracker mixed in. Ok.