midovark (324) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - FEB 15, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5 l can. Pale golden color with no head. Medium bodied, softly carbonated. The usual lager aroma & taste. Boring.
Krigla (177) - SLOVENIA - FEB 10, 2016
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear golden colour with nice white head. Average carbonation. Typical pale lager aroma and taste. Overall nothing to remember.
koshack (1216) - Gdañsk, POLAND - JAN 23, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Piana biała , drobna, ale szybko pojawiają się duże pęcherze.
Szybko opada, ze śladami na szkle.
W aromacie po otwarciu butelki pojawił się chmiel, ale szybko zniknął.
Po przelaniu do szkła tylko słód, który tez szybko zszedł do mało wyczuwalnych nut.
W smaku lepiej, jest słodowe, ale nie słodkie.
Lekko wytrawne. Gdzieś w tle nawet lekka goryczka.
Typowy, przeciętny lager.
Alengrin (4212) - BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Standard pale lager from a 33 cl bottle claiming it contains 5% ABV and having been brewed at Trebjesa (property of SAB Miller) in Montenegro; either this beer should be updated, or I have a slightly different version, but since I cannot be sure of either and the label is the same, I’m going for this one. Medium thick, only very lightly lacing, fairly stable, off-white head over a cristal clear and pure golden blonde beer with no visible fizz. Unexpectedly strongish aroma of sourdough, damp kitchen towels, old and moist newspapers, green apple peel without its refreshing effect, iron, rotting garden weeds, stale sweat, soggy corn. Sourish grains and sweetish corn in the onset, strong carbo with minerally and souring effect (the latter reinforcing the graininess), light and supple, metallic yet oily mouthfeel, while the grainy sourishness and corny sweetishness continue with the first being prevalent over the latter; finish is neutral, with only a very faint and brief amount of simple grassy hops added, but low bitterness, so that the play of dull sourishness and dull sweetishness can go on, fading to nothing after a few moments, though I can still taste a light grassy bitterness of the hops all the way in the end. Light metallic and minerally effects linger too. Feels very industrial and the sweet-and-sour graininess bothers me from the beginning onwards; clearly a macro pale lager of low class, probably not the absolute worst one I ever had in this style, but certainly not among the better ones either. Poured most of it down the drain.
alex_leit (1682) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 11, 2016
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle 500 ml. Clear golden beer with good white foam. Malty aroma, light acidity, slightly spicy hops. Taste: malt, a little bitter, corn.
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good Eastern European lager. Nothing too special, but it is very smooth and drinkable.
gopherfan99 (1247) - CROATIA - JAN 11, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle; pours clear gold with a white head; aroma of malt, cardboard, and grass; taste is sweet malt with a hint of grass and cereal; finish is light bitter and a bit wet; another pale lager.....
VamboladeTolly (1347) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours clear golden with medium white sticky head. Aroma:malty, hay. Aroma is weak but not unpleasant. Taste is malty, some bitterness, yellow berries. Taste is also weak. Thin body. Easy to drink. Actually a good Lager- theres nothing in there but nice to drink.
DrnkMcDermott (2988) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle, best before 09/10/15. English label says "Lager Beer with Caramel coloring." Is that so? Yet it pours as straw pale as any Lite. Still, it looks alright for a light lager, with its sudsy head and all. Slight skunk and oxidation is bearable. Taste was going all right as a bowling alley beer at the start, then took a detour with a mouthful of sugar. Slight note of noble hop pepper saves this being a wreck. If I were near the brewery, I’d sure try this fresh. I guess even though the label says "Montenegro," looks like RB will count this as my first Serbian beer instead. The things I do to keep up with the former Soviet and Yugoslav republics.
TedE (842) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
500ml can into shaker. Very faint metallic nose. Crystal clear amber beer with thin solid white head. Medium carbonation. Harshly carbonated on tasting. Strong herby, earthy taste which dominates everything. Pretty unpleasant. Eventually a little bubblegum sweetness is noticeable but it doesn’t last, the taste of dirt soon returns.