cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2005 I was actually quite surprised at how well this came off to this now-more-experienced tasterís palate. Not especially great or complex, but by my subjective estimation, I had a good time drinking it. Maybe as nice as a macro-style lager could get, despite the corn and rice elements. Would probably disappoint many a beer snob with such comments, but what the hey, the ultimate test is whether I liked it, and somehow this one managed to pull it off. I even had this one right after a Samís Imperial Stout, so go figure. (FWIW, I thought Budweiser was too flavorless to even comment on.) Oh, yeah -- it says, íMost Thrilling Chilled.í Probably darn right about that, because as itís warming, itís getting more flat and bland. Maybe the bubbly crispness makes it come off best when cold. Iíd say pretty much the same thing about Negra Modelo as what I say about this: surprisingly satisfying for a macro.
(More substantive remarks: pale golden color, I got an aroma that was either skunky or grassy, maybe both. Small layer of head. Adjuncty taste but bold and bitter enough to hold interest, when still cold and bubbly.)
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2002
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Malty smell. Golden colour, slight head. Stale flavour, unpleasant. Not very good.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 13, 2002
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2003 clear pale golden colour, few foam, hint of plastic in an oily and modest hoppy nose, sparkling, tart, dry with a rough bitter finish
OlJuntan64 (1266) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gold clear colour with high carbonation and a thin small head. Very faint hop/malt and musty cellar aroma. Very little if anything but a bit of fizz on the palate. Medium-thin body and a soft dry finish. I tried it with Indian food and it was OK but I think strong English or Belgian Ales go just as well or better.
(Rated 3/5/02: Southborough UK)
omhper (18327) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2002
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale yellow. Watery. Insipid fake Indian beer.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve never had this outside of an Indian restaurant, but it sure goes good with a hot curry.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2002
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
íserve chilledí . . . very ominous. Looked like ginger ale. Very skunky.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2002
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bad, Just bad
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Well itís better than Cobra. Some moderate bitterness and a nice crispness to it.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Clear gold in color, white head and some lace. Malt nose, the start is slightly sweet, the middle thin, the finish is dry, some hops, basically, another íLousy Lager/Pilsenerí, which sums up 80 percent of the style.