LEO666 (7) - - FEB 5, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great budget pils @33 cent for a 33cl can bought at Aldi ("DUVAL" brand). I drink this ice-cold and love it. Better than Jupiler, Maes or Stella (the big 3). Price/quality 10/10 (also according to Test Aankoop).
vickey9 (999) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Under name of Buval. Nothing to say, supermarket weak pils. Anyway, ones I was in the Maledives islands without anything reasonable to drink for three weeks (no beer, no wine). To find there a fridge full of Buval could be a most beautiful miracle but it did not happened... C@H
Yves (2816) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First rating as a dad :-). Alone at home. Clear goldblond colored beer with medium white head and lots of carbonation. Fruited hopped aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet bitter with a dry touch.
77ships (7440) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
330 ml. can sampled as Buval XD. Purchased @ Aldi. BBF 13/11/16. Clear pale golden, chemical paper-white fizzy head that is almost instantly gone. Nose is hugely mineral, touch vegetable stock, cooked vegetables & cooked apple. Taste is very watery, fizzy, washing powder, cardboard, hugely mineral, finish is this unpleasant thin lingering chemical bitterness. Hugely watery & fizzy. I am honestly rather surprised that a beer that tastes & feels thin watery and thin is actually 5 % ABV. Finish is not pleasant at all, none of the tastes are palatable. You know why this exists & you know why people buy, any tasting notes other than my baby sips didn’t make me blind are pointless (the intended crow is never going to read this review).
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Een zeer flauw bier, weinig of geen smaak. Ik zou het geen tweede keer drinken.
Hamirubi (547) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2015
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
33cl can at home (18 IX 2015), drank as "Buval". Bright, clear and very pale looking yellow lager with beautiful fluffy white collar. The aromas are nearly non-existing. Maybe some subtle yeast and malts flavours... yet I can’t tell from the very faint features. The taste is flat, that’s foru sure, but the lager is not as watery as one would expect. It has a light body of malts, corn, some yeast. A thin weak pilsener. A good drinker though. It only lacks body, bitterness and some interesting carbonation.
kraddel (5866) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours clear blonde, no real head. Smell is chemically sweet. Taste is more to the bitter side, grainy and crispy. Much lager yeast. only mildly sweet. Actually, this is very ok ...
Koelschtrinker (16440) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 12, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nahezu wässriger Antrunk, in dem mit viel Fantasie....auch nichts erkennbar ist. Ab dem hellen Mittelteil getreidig, süßlich, so etwas wie Herbe. Dies steigert sich im Nachgeschmack, so dass man vorsichtig "würzig" schreiben kann. 6/5/7/7/4/6
McWorta (1414) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 6, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours clear straw yellow with a frothy white head. Aromas, straw, dusty, grainy and mais. Bit lively, thin and watery texture, light body. Very short sweetness is followed by a hunch of hoppy bitterness. Short finish. Boring.
Alengrin (4340) - BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2015 Next to Hopvil, the Aldi supermarkets also sell this 5% ABV lager now called Buval, but it is apparently an alias of Karlsquell Edel-Pils, under which name it was previously sold. Very cheap lager from a 33 cl (’Belgian export’), red can with a bold eagle depicted on it, no idea why, but there seems to be a horse version as well, which has now raised a lawsuit initiated by the bankers of AB InBev, who find the looks of the new Buval can too similar to those of their beloved Jupiler (perhaps they are just trying to make money from a lawsuit in order to buy SAB Miller?). Rather thin but quite stable, very pale greyish white, nicely lacing head over a very pale, cristal clear beer with slight greenish hue and a steady stream of bubbles rising up. Very, very weak aroma, which nevertheless reveals that this one is doubtlessly less ’pure’ than Hopvil; malt extracts are almost certainly there, and I suspect corn too. I do not get much else: something very vaguely sourish (sourdough - perhaps the use of wheat extract?), wet newspaper, grass, iron, but all very, very faint; I guess you’d have to let this warm up to room temperature to get more aroma, but this is probably not a good idea in this case (or in the case of nearly all pale lagers, as a matter of fact). The taste is strangely a bit less neutral than Hopvil’s, but that does not mean ’better’: there is that dull corn sweetishness, present in so many cheap lagers from around the world, fading away towards the end, with almost no discernible hop bitterness for balance; there is a ’microscopic’ trace of grassy hops somewhere in the finish, but otherwise this beer finishes primarily watery, with the same powdery ’starch effect’ I experienced in Hopvil. Mouthfeel is thin and a little bit metallic, slightly oily, with strong carbonation, though less so than in Hopvil. Clearly the lesser of the two in terms of concept and ingredients, but still drinkable for what it is.