Lore (1230) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 30, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
average pale lager with golden colour, moderate white head and lager aroma and taste with a bit malty predominance over hop; drinkable, but nothing special
BlackHaddock (4150) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Green 330ml bottle: BBD of 15 Jun 2013: poured into a very tall and thin ’Harboe Beer’ vase shaped glass (I don’t own any Swedish beer glasses).
The flute showed off the beer nicely: good amber/golden body, bright and clear, on top a rich foaming head of pure white.
Odourless to be honest and almost tasteless too.
The brew is slightly malty and semi-sweet, but it offers nothing for my senses to get excited about. A bog standard, cheap tasting supermarket lager/pilsner: it didn’t upset me but it was boring.
Just an average lager and a bit of a disappointment all round: it looked like it might have some spunk, but sadly it didn’t.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 22/02/13. A golden lager with a tiny off-white head. A sweet lager. Some butetry notes. A thickish chewy texture for its style. Over sweet probably but not too bad.
MrHangover (2792) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle purchased at Ikea. Green bottle, golden pour with a bubbly white head. Skunked aroma. Flavor is quite sweet and has a flat mouthfeel. Not too good..
GoufCustom (883) - HONG KONG - JAN 29, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013
330ml bottle bought during a weekly sale at local IKEA store. Pale gold colour; Smallish head and white foam which disappears in less than 30 seconds; Minimal lacing and okay carbonation; Strong smell of malt and metal; Light body and watery palate, with taste of light malt and straw with metallic note. Light but evident hop bitterness with dry after taste. Fairly easily to mouth.
Comments: I don’t expect much really and I am correct. While its metallic taste is barely tolerable, the same cannot be said about its metal-laden smell, which is so repelling that I finished only half the stuff and the rest is drain pours. Stick with the furniture, not the beer.
jaghana (4168) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 28, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 33cl, a clear yellow beer. Aroma is metallic with dusty and peppery notes, dry malty touch, grain, low body, metallic and low finish. Very poor.
imdownthepub (10662) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, 330ml from Ikea, Milton Keynes, Bucks. Gold with white head. Malt lead beer, crisp, biscuit malt, water biscuit, a slight metallic edge but not too much. There is a slight flowery hop presence later on, a hint of dahlia perhaps along with orange. It’s reasonable really.
Countbeer (4755) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Thanks Edwin:
Medium to bigger sized vast, creamy and thicker off white head, settles down slow, on top of a clear yellow colored beer.
Smell malts, barleys, hoos, some flowers, honey,
Taste is a pretty nice medium creamy mix of: honey, flowers and fruit, pils malts, light bitter, a very light acidity and some corn.
When there is honey in the smell and taste it might implicate that it’s an old or not fresh beer but this beer gives me the feeling that it is a bit crisp. Pretty nice actually.
Honey malty light dusty aftertaste.
Medium carbo, light spicy but soft mouthfeel, medium body and a watery to light watery texture.
I don’t think it’s that bad... Quite tasty for a pale lager.
LomYst (538) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
sooo very blend... some malts in the aroma, maybe some spices? no body, almost no taste... not disgusting, but almost waterlike...
Benzai (8999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Joes. Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, slightly bitter. Not much to tell. Could be a lot worse.