radagast83 (6943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Same overall flavor as most other Euro pale lagers. Bitter, with some maltyness.
Sammy (10765) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not much to smell or look at, this beer had a pronounced bitterness, with little redeeming malt. I was OK with it, bit could not finish a 500 ml. can and it was not popular with my dinner mates. While not metallic, the taste was a bit harsh and thin.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brassy gold, approaching amber. Thin, larged-bubbled head. Smells sweet, grassy, corny, horsey. Decidedly lightstuck. Unexpectedly sugary and toffeeish flavor; also a good bit of lavender soap. Mouthfeel is flabby and boring. Vegetal, ashtray, and juniper berry aftertaste, faintly bitter.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
From a 12 oz. stubby green bottle with a coded freshness date on the bottom of back label.
Poured a clear yellowish golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing.
Well, this smells like your typical Dutch pale macro lager, that funky grassiness with a little grain husk, a lightly backing sweet pale malts.
The right amount of steady carbonation and a crisp, smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Bland euro lager tasting, grain husks and sweet, sugary pale malts, the hops are softly bitter and a bit neutral tasting, some light veggie flavor and a dryish sweet grainy finish, passable macro drinkability.
This is cheaper than Heineken with little else to recommend it.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. A pale golden coloured lager with a half decent white head which dissipates but leaves the odd pool of head. The aroma is pretty thin; maybe the odd grassy hop. Taste is fairly watery and thin. Clean enough but just no charcter. Not even satisfying on a really hot day like today.
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Short stubby bottle from Morrissons clearance shelf. 4.8% ABV. Grainy aroma. Sweet, soft grainy pale lager with low carbonation. Some fruity character that’s unwelcome. Cheap and nasty.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pint can poured pale gold with a fizzy to frothy white head which evaporated quickly. Aroma mostly of corn with some metal and wet hay. Flavor is sweet corn cereal and biscuit with a little lemony hop tang on the finish. A metallic aftertaste lingers. A six-pack of tallboys is pretty cheap, and overall it’s OK for the money, but certainly nothing special.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A passable lager... meaning, I’ll probably pass on it next time. This pale yellow beer claims to be brewed with water, grains, hops, and yeast, but I suspect they’re counting corn as a grain. Slightly skunky, sweet malt aroma bereft of hops. Bready malts in the flavor, corn syrup, and a very modest bitterness. Finishes slightly sweet with a light tinny taste.
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biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very ordinary. Like Heineken, like Grolsch, like many others. Nothing special. Not good, not bad.
3fourths (9015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The second Heieken knock-off of the night. Clear yellow, small head, almost invisible. Pale, empty aroma of light corn and DMS. Very bland and empty on the tongue as well, there’s really nothing here. At least Bavaria has a grassy hop note. This is carbonated water.