tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grain, floral hops in the aroma. Clear, golden colour with white head that recedes to cover. Floral hops and cereal graininess in the flavour. Decent bitterness. Effervescent mouthfeel. Can (sampled at Mondial 2004).
OKBeer (1170) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 Mondial de la Biere 2004. Golden colour with a thin white fizzy head. Grassy, toasty, and cereal aroma. Light toasty and cereal flavour with a faint bitter finish. Light bodied and dry. (5/3/5/3/10)
Re-Rate: First time I bought a beer that I forgot I had already rated. But my rating was almost identical, numbers wise. 500 ml can. Hazy pale yellow colour with a fully diminishing frothy white head. Grassy and light honey aroma. Light toasty sweet start with a lingering perfumed bitter finish. Light bodied, crisp mouthfeel.
Eructoblaster (2957) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned - 500ml. Nice golden body with a thin but dense and lasting foamy head. Malty and bready aroma with some light fruity (citrus) notes. Balanced hoppy taste with a dry and bitter final. Quite decent german pilsner.
GregClow (2857) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden colour with a slight greenish hue and a small white head. Mild bready & grassy aroma. Medium body. Well balanced but fairly non-descript flavour with some metallic notes in the finish.
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2004 Bottled
Lager color, very small white head. Slightly skunked hoppy aroma. Malty, hoppy, with sweet tones. Medium-bodied, good pilsener with bitter finish. (5/2/7/3/10 2.7)
Re-rate, bottled (BB 06/2006)
Golden color, quickly vanishing white head. Mild plastic hop aroma. Fruity, sweet malts and weak bitterness in aftertaste. Quite boring pilsener, a bit like Budvar. (3/2/4/2/8 1.9)
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a nice pale golden colour with some lingering white head. Floral aroma of Saaz hops with a trace of maltiness. Slightly sweet tasting on the front, but not unpleasantly so. Floral taste with a crisp finish and a fairly long lasting bitterness. A lot better than I expected out of a cheap can.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blond beer with a small head. Light hop aroma. Fairly sweet-neutral taste. Nothing special.
Crockett (1006) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat pale gold. Big foamy head. 500ml can. Hoppy floral nose, leafy and apple or pear. Decent hop bitters. Malts are noticeable but I detect some corn syrup. I'll let it go this time. Ricey, corny American Stanard adjuct-ish with apple juicey and late dry hop dry finish. A decent pilsener. And not bad from a company as "Iffy" as Holsten.
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned. Pale straw colored with a white frothy head. Seems fairly yeasty. Not bad, not good.
Roblikebeer (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft - There is nothing better in my view, but I am partial to German pilsners. My favorite during my last trip to Germany. Cannot get here in SW PA, but if your ever in S FLA, Old Heidelberg has it on draft in Ft. Lauderdale