thedm (4851) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottled brew poured a medium sized white colored head of foamy finely sized mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a softly carbonated yellow-orange colored body and a poor lacing. The aroma contained notes of astringent malty fruity and dough. The mouth feel was ugh gag me initially revolting then mellows into a less harsh malt liquorish hoppy biting finish.. The flavor contained notes of vinous strong hops malt and mild fruit. My initial reaction was bad, but after a few sips, I began to feel the beer behind the initial rush. It is what it is. It has strength and character thus the timid should heed its warning!
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Golden in color with a small white head with large looses bubbles that disapate quickly.Aroma is of eathy/spicy hops with some alcohol and vegetable matter coming off as well. Bitter flavor reminiscent of bug spray with a mild sweetness in the the middle,finishes dry.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light hazy orange/yellow, with a large bubbles, yet thin head. Huge old fruit aroma, with a touch of plastic. Fizzy warm mouthfeel. Ends sweet with a long sweet aftertaste. Good for what it is.
Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark yellow beer with no head. The aroma is sweet malty. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, malt, and honey.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden coloured. Nice fruity aroma. Sweet, malty and fruity flavour. Well balanced and well hidden alcohol. Surprisingly nice.
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma. I usually don't even bother smelling a beer, but since aroma is one of the rating categories, I did. It doesn't smell that great. It smells like cheap malt liquor. Appearance: A nice amber color. Flavor: Tastes slightly sweet, but with character. I don't agree with others on these ratings who say its too sweet. Then again, I'm no fan of bitter beers like IPA. Its more rich in flavor than malt liquors. It tastes kind of like a nice thick German brew of some sort, but its a good bit cheaper. I like it. I've bought it about 8 times now in the last year and a half.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Now this is strange stuff - it tastes like a combination of Maibock (sweet and almost cloying at times), Wheat (spicy, peppery - almost has some rye flavor), and Malt Liqour - I can tell it's strong from the warming alcohol at the back. Body is deep gold, topped with a sudsy short lasting head, very little lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty, but not very strong.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeasty, smokey ale-like aroma. Colored about as pictured, good label. Moderately sweet, lightly tart, more of the smokey malt Belgian ale-like qualities in the flavor. Underhopped, not terrible, but off somehow.
bac080 (398) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fairly decent lager. Smells a bit like something burnt. Better than their porter.
PorterPounder (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasantly surprised - medium golden pour white a thick, white pithy head - little bit of lacing. Sweet, honey like aroma with some doughy notes as well. For a strong Eastern Euro lager - there is a lot going on with the flavor in this. Some sweet honey notes, with a spicy, cinnamon-like aftertaste. Detect a bit of banana-estery notes in there as well. Alcohol is masked well - did not realize it was this high until I logged on here. Good thick mouthfeel, would make a good winter companion.