Marko (4030) - Split / Zagreb, - NOV 13, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
0.5l bottle courtesy of Krešo, who brought it from Albania, thanks! Poured a strange orangey golden body, quite shiny, carrying a small white head. Not bad. It smells worty, however, like a n/a, somewhat metallic too. Strange taste, worty, slightly peachy, some cardboard. Generally a distinctly low quality lager.
MrChopin (3428) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Transparent gold, thin frothy white collar. Heavy newspaper and corn nose, heavy staleness. Flavor is thin citrus, heavy rice and corn across front and mid, sticky in the papery watery finish. Moderate and fizzy keeps it alive, otherwise stale and dead, even for a pale lager.
Iphonephan (3538) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
From a 75 cl bottle at the DC Pre-Turkey Day tasting on Nov 9, 2014. Courtesy of Travlr. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Flavors of corn and rice. Yuk.
radagast83 (4943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle shared by Travlr at DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks.... Poured a fizzy yellow beer color with a medium sized foamy white head. Aroma was corny notes, some light wheat, pale lagering notes. Flavor was light lager, stale grain, cardboard, butter.
solidfunk (4321) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 10, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tastes like Albania. Has some hints of neighboring Macedonia and some Bosnian lager influences. A truly regional representative, thanks to Travlr.
GenDV138 (1638) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting shared by Travlr, thanks Gene! Yellow with off-white head. Aromas of butter, corn, wheat. Light body with a dry finish.
Travlr (13023) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle from some market in Tirana. Clear pale yellow color, white edge head. Aroma of peppery cardboard. Taste is herbal papery cardboard. A waste of a good bottle.
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is skunk and Pils malt with faint spicy hops. Flavor is skunky malt, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
TBone (12964) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from shop in Tirana
Golden color, small white head. A bit plastic, tartish, grainy, corn nose. Light bodied. Metal, corn and grain. Albanian Corona.
laiti (5900) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF VIII, BBE 13.05.2014
Aroma has butter, some malty notes and grass. Flavour has harsh malt, some buttery notes, hints of grass and herbs. A slight vichy-like feeling here. Feels quite watery. Nothing much.
lusikka (6434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
330 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a clear pale yellow colour with a small head. Aroma of cardboard, grains and hay. Mild flavour of grains, wort, grass and hay. Light bodied, thin mouthfeel and low carbonation. Useless.