presidentchaos (21) - Worthing, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I figured that a Kronenbourg was the same, no matter what the label. This version is distinctive with its metal smell & taste, despite being in a glass bottle!
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2007
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
My first though upon opening this can was, "well, thatís an unfortunately strong aroma." Powerful metallic smell along with half-blackened banana peels, bubblegum (still in the wrapper) , stale baguette and granulated white sugar. Medium golden hue, perfectly clear with no head to speak of, just a transparent, white foam on top of the beer. The flavour isnít nearly as monstrously terrible as the aroma, thankfully. Grainy, with some bananas up front, and it fades into a slightly peppery finish. Eh, thereís a little bit of banana peel-like astringency in the finish, though...and some aspirin aroma/flavour as it warms. Light to medium bodied with a texture that clings just a little too long in the mouth. Moderate, harsh carbonation. Riddled with flaws, no truly redeeming qualities expect for itís lack of retch-inducing aromas and flavours. 50cl can, Duvel tulip, bbe 06/2008, listed @ 4.2% abv.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can. Aroma is cheap hops and tin can. Quite possibly worse than the 1664. Flavor is dishwater and old pennies.
jbuzz (809) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2007
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much here. Light with no real head. Very smooth (as water is) Looks better than it tastes.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light amber coloured beer with some small white head and little carbonation. Somewhat sweet herby malty aroma. Medium palate. Finish is light bitter, herby. Not bad.
AWS9 (631) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2007
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2007 Can, Paris. Became very obvious to me that France is a wine country rather than a beer country. Take big gulps at first, as once it loses its carbonation, a real beast of flavour hits you. Awful beer.
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Clear light orange / yellow color with a average good lacing white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet (sugar sweet) and light bitter, with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft.
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Euro hops scent. A bit grainy. Nice semi sweet refreshing taste but with a dry finish. A bit of maty nuts. Slightly sweet aftertaste.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice beer. I went searching for Lowenbrau one evening and the clerk suggested this as an alternative. It is a nice golden colour with a light malty aroma. A very smooth beer with a very smooth taste that goes down easy, but has just enough bite to make you appreciate this beer. I did go back to the store the next day and tip the clerk for his suggestion.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned 50cl. My version was at 4.2 ABV. A beautiful yellow beer with a decent head. Aroma of lemon, glue and white pepper with quite a lot of malt. Some lemon, cereals and glue in the taste. Slightly sour. This lager leaves a nice lacing. Some hints of banana? Underhopped, lacking in good hop presence at first impression, but then the finish turns out to be nicely biscuitty, balanced by a surprising crisp hoppinness. I think Kronenbourg produce very dinstinctive lagers which have some qualities.