hauxe (415) - Butzbach, GERMANY - APR 5, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep gold with a somewhat bubbly head. Aroma is lightly malty with a noteable if subdued hops character. Set against the strong malt backdrop is a taste bitter in a flat and almost metallic manner. Light bodied but with a lightly oily palate. Quite drinkable but not particularly refreshing or interesting. The water used in the brew did not particularly appeal to me. Not really worth it given there are so many better Czech lagers out there.
nephirem (247) - CROATIA - APR 4, 2016
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a clear golden body with small, bubbly looking white head. Smell is typical lager with some metallic notes to it.
Thin body with regular carbonation. Texture is slightly oily, which is nice. Taste comes as bitter at first, but ends with somewhat sweet aftertaste. Aroma of malts, yeast, grass and some light hops in the background. Not really a fan of overall metallic mouthfeel, tho.
Overall, very mediocre and a bit boring. But still ok if in need of quick refreshment.
ANZUShophunter (280) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle in footed pilsner. Pours pale golden with white head and modest malt aroma. Crisp and refreshing.
Gurthnar (5003) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can at gas pump. Pasteurization induced oxidation overwhelms the experience. However the underlying beer seems as if it could be good. Not much use as it is now.
Slovan (4) - CANADA - FEB 19, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Czech lager that plays it safe. medium hop flavour, with floral notes.
Goes well with a meat and potatoes meal. On its own, not spectacular.
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Couleur du cuivre pâle avec un peu du mousse blanche/beige. L’arôme des céréales et un peu d’houblon. En bouche il y a plein du malt pilsen et c’est bien équilibré avec d’houblon florale.
Nurmis (387) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Casino Helsinki. Golden colour, quickly diminishing white head. Aroma of bready malts, some hops. No sweetness, medium bitterness. Dry.
Juggernaut84 (217) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bernsteinfarbend, wenig Schaum. Malzig, Honig im Aroma, frisch Hopfig und Gerteidig im Geachmack. Gut ausgewogen.
mikeyo1 (677) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber liquid and a lasting white head. Sweet malty aroma with butter grains green apples and some earthy hops. Sweet taste, medium bodied. Dull, unclean bitterness. Flavors of malt, caramel, grass, earth, butterscotch, apples.
TEJA (2426) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2016
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at SBWF 2015.
Lasting white head. Clear golden color. Apples and butter aroma. Small but a bit tart bitterness. Balanced body.