Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light yellow gold, very little head or lacing. Aroma was lightly sweet and vegetal. Thin palate, mostly smooth, some carbonation. Taste was thinly malty with a light sugary aftertaste. I guess you’d want to drink this on a really hot day. Not offensive, but not memorable either.
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had low expectations of this and was pleasantly surprised. No complexity but it’s a decent session lager. Poured a gold colour with a big head. Some buttery malt on the nose, and zesty hops. Creamy palate, light and quenching with a negligible finish. Buttery malt, minimal bitterness. (Bottle)
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
The liquid is clear and pale yellow; the large foam is made of big bubbles, it dissolves quickly into a finger thick head.
The smell is pretty strong for a lager. There is a rather simple, sweet flavour of malt and fresh bitter hops, white loaf (from the adjuncts?).
The carbonation is fairly average. Quite fresh…
The taste is rather mild and a bit creamy; the bitterness is low. There are notes of white bread, some diacetyl. The finish is fresh. The short and soft aftertaste got sweetness and some bitter hops.
In other words: Yet another adjunct lager. I’ve seen worse.
joemacaluso (119) - Prairieville, Louisiana, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer, seems very much like a dortmunder style, not too sweet, not too bitter on the hops. Good beer overall, better than many standard German Pils.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear straw colour with big spritzy head. big hoppy aroma, hopyy tatse by dry finish. nice session beer.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Draught. A yellow gold coloured lager with an aroma of grass and glass. The taste is mostly gassy with a dull malt flavour. There are definitely worse lagers out there. I could be forced to drink this again. Score 2.0
Subsequent ratings scored 1.8 and 2.0. Average becomes 1.9
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice medium gold. Standard issue nose, some malt influence, otherwise unremarkable. Fairly neutral palate, more malt flavours than one would typically expect from the genre. Slightly dry finish.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2006 Nice deep gold with a thin white head. Aroma is the expected cooked carrots and green beans. Maybe some grass. The taste is very refreshing with carrots and some pepper spice. Not much else happening here.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On Tap @ TSI(Jacksonville) A typical lager. Grassy, hoppy, wheaties....hey is that michael jordan? Light golden, lacing is good. Just not my cup o’ tea. But had to try it. Listening to :: Rush - Bastille Day::
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I’m guessing mine must have been skunked, thanks to the green bottle -- when will that stop? This beer smelled awful and tasted just as bad. Very skunky. Not recommended.