pivnizub (9895) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Golden colour, big rocky white head; grassy, kind of perfumed nose (detergents ?); slightly malty start, thin bodied, nearly watery, a bit sticky; shy bitter aftertaste. A second one’s not necessary..........!
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Godforsaken green bottle. Fading, loose, sudsy white head. Clear, bright straw body with moderate carbonation. After the initial skunk cloud dissipated, a hay-like aroma with citrus and light toasty, buttery notes was revealed. Lightly sweet with low bitterness and an odd grainy tartness in the finish, as if that makes sense. A basic lager that’s a little on the offensive side.
ABUSEDGOAT (2489) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2005
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap somewhere in France. Fairly offensive pissy lager. Basically the Miller of France.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Smelled of skunks. Clear, golden & overly carbonated. Sad to say, a drain pour.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2005
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Small, creamy-white head lasted and laced well. Golden colour, quite effervescent. No aroma that I could discern. Faint malt in the taste, though that might have been wishful thinking. Slight bitterness was not disagreeable. This isn’t bad if you’re thirsty.
asheft (2897) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright, dark yellow (like a dehydrated person’s pee) with a fizzy, white head that formed a thick cover. Considerable noble hops aroma with some crisp malt and a tiny bit of skunk. Thought the aroma was pretty weak, overall. Gentle hops flavour and crisp malt with a very tiny bit of bitterness and a very tiny bit of sweetness. Really there was only a very tiny bit of anything in this watery drink, unoffensive though it was. Light body, medium carbonation and a clean finish.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 (Bottled) Clear golden with a smallish head. Corny-grainy-malty aroma with some hay-grassy hops. Corny-rice-malty, reasonably grassy-hoppy (but somewhat harshly so), slightly buttery. Some sourish hints, maybe because of the wheat used. Quite light-bodied, but not watery palate with high and slightly fizzy carbonation. A somewhat drinkable, asian-style pale lager.
(Bottled, rated 6.3.2005, was 4-2-4-2-8=2.0) Pale golden color with a medium, vanishing head. Quite grassy nose with some buttery hints. Sweetish and acidic, slightly buttery, malty flavor with a tiny hint of honey. Lingering, fruity-hoppy finish. Light-bodied, foamy-carbonated palate. A reasonably hoppy, sweetish and smooth but foamy lager. Not a bad lager, and doesn’t have any serious faults - but still quite lightweight flavor- and palatewise.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice, rich golden color, yet still one of the most sparkling clear beers I’ve ever seen. Nice, lively shoulders of pooling foam. Aroma is biscuity and graham-like with a slightly stale, mildly spicy hoppiness and a touch of thiol. Came across rather malty but a bit thin in the flavor. Little bitterness. Slightly doughy. Touch of metallic. Finishes surprisingly dry for the initial sweetness. Pretty much par for the course.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed in the Swiss Alps from the bottle. Pours a beautiful pale gold with a head that seems to last. Nice hoppy flavor offset by a dull malt that hints at sweetness. Loved it.
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can, alc. 5.5% (BB 03/2006)
Golden color, good white creamy head. Weak fruity, corn-like aroma. Malty, soft, boring.