gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2007 First rating
Light golden color, clear. Nice white head that dissapear fast. Malty scent and flavor. Pretty much no bitterness and no after taste.
(50 cl bottle from a friend)
Clear golden color, big white head. Weak cheese and malty scent, acidic. Weak malty taste. Dry mouthfeel. Low bitterness.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle. Another new country for me. This was pretty crap, fizzy and thin, and that is really about all i can say.
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear golden colour with a longlasting white head. Malty aroma . Sweet malty flavor, some hints of hops and a little fruity. Sweet aftertaste and almost no bitterness.
highlandlad (1416) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 Rerate: an accidental repurchase but an opportunity to amend the record with a fresher bottle. Above-average Euro-lager with some nice bready malt notes. Original rate: This sample at a Sydney gathering was two weeks past its ’best by’ date but that doesn’t entirely explain how poor it seemed. Pale gold, thin head. Piercingly phenolic for a 5% abv pale lager with some chalkiness, sulphur and pale malt. Fizzy palate. Sweet with sour notes in the mouth. Faint fruitiness and minimal bitterness. No real finish. Not very good at all. (Duff homecoming gathering)
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Golden colour with a small white head. Weak malty, metallic aroma and a sweet malty, straw taste. Medium body with a light sweet finish.
gdub171 (30) - USA - JAN 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful beer... haven’t tried any in the states yet, although brought a bottle back from Pula. It seemed to be everywhere, but it was a strong beer with a great flavor to it. Not refined, but def. lovely. Wish I had taken more bottles back, b/c US version is only 5%. Unlike the 8+ of the real stuff.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured with a nice white head, but almost no hops to speak of, malt is lacking too, quite watery, not much to it. Similar to many BMC beers, not good. It might be ok on a hot summer day, but It needs more hopping.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured nice gold color with a generous stiff white head. Aromas of grain, hops, straw. Taste of slighty sour malt, mild hops, yeast. Reminded me of many now-gone American beers from my youth - Schmidts, Ortieb, and Shaefer and Carling come to mind. It’s not the greatest, and it’s between a lager and a pilsener in character. There are better examples of both but if it’s Karlovacko or Bud Light, go with the K.
rederic (2911) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden honey color, with a frothy white head, flower hops, pale malt, toasty grains aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with pale malt, crisp malty accent, zesty citrus note with a clean lingering hops finish.
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 6, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 Bottled. Yellow pale color , limpid and medium bubbly. Light and compact head, enough fading. Light and watery scent, light malty notes, herbaceous rumors. Prickly and medium watery taste on the end. Modest bitter, much hoppy one.