jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden colour with a thin fast-dying white head. Aroma of skunk, malt, subtle hops and a minute sweetness. Medium to Light-bodied; Sweet malty flavour with caster sugar and a subtle skunkyness. Aftertaste is very clean, but shows a bit of sweetness. Overall, decent, but not stellar. I was lucky enough to have the actual French version of this beer-no english on the labels at all! Phil's (Haddon90) parents brought a case of this back with them when then went out to France, and I was lucky enough to try one of these 25 cL bottles. I sampled this beer on 25-November-2003.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straight forward lager, golden colour with small head, malt aroma, oily texture and slight bitterness.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Typical lager malt aroma and faint grassy hops. Watery body without much character, improves when it warms up and looses a bit of carbonation.
canary dog (622) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - NOV 27, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another skunky, typical Euro lager. They all taste the same; although this one might be a little dryer and not quite as sweet as others.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 15, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow with smallish head. Lots of carbonation in this one but it provides a refreshing alternative to cask ales. Has light hops and goes down well.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Found it again in a bottle here after bitter (actually not really) memories on tap in the old dart. This beer is one that stirs up memeories of a forum discussion by Ringo about local crap being better than foreign crap. At least on draught it is fresh, even though highly dumbed down for mass consumption. The bottle doesn't give much more but for a slight improvement in hop aroma and flavour.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
gold, small white head. a thin, sweet lager with very little in the way of hops or anything redeeming.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Clear light golden body, with generous carbonation supporting a medium to large white head (medium if served in the UK large on the continent). Softly balanced hops v malts, producing an easily drunk beer. Can be found in most high street shite pubs, try to avoid these examples as their not a fair representation of the beer. Most Parisian bars do a better job of it.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 9, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear golden colour, fine head, well-structured, well-hopped - acceptable
Sebastien (5) - Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2003 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My gridge is full of 1664! a wonderful beer in a beautiful bottle!
Sebastien, Virginia, USA