czar (5216) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle from stepdad - thanks. clear light yellow, no head. apple juice almost calvados, faint malts, some sweetness. light peppery, corn notes, herbal, short citrusy finish. average to soft carbonation, light body - oily. drain pour.
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crazy looking 750ml bottle pours a hazy, golden yellow with a thin white head. Nose is weird, grassy, sugary, a touch of rotten fruit. Flavor is sweet, grassy, sugary, rotten tropical fruits, flowers. Finish is medium bodied. Not good.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy light orange-yellow pour with a thin white head. Grainy, cereal aroma wtih strong honey and nut notes. Lightly roasted cereal and honey flavor. A little nutty. Not terrible except for a slight unpleasant rotten fruit note. The bottle was way past its prime. Perhaps there was a good beer there a couple years ago.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2010 Nice BdG nose, some cereal grains, floral hops, dusty yeast. The taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lots of honey, cereal grains, light earthy hops. Decent, but I don’t think this bottle is very fresh.... actually it was about 8 months past it’s best by date.
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Uh-oh. First gusher I’ve had in a while, not a good sign for something that is supposed to be a lager. Come to think of it, I don’t ever recall having a lager that was a gusher. Pale gold with a lot of particulate haze, large head. Aroma was faintly bready with some apple fruit notes. Flavor matched. Faint hint of sourness on the finish. An odd bitter hop note as well that didn’t hang with the other flavors present. This struck me as just a total miss of a beer. Flat out didn’t enjoy it at all.
bhensonb (12016) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine Specialist. Gushed a bit. Hazy gold color with a huge frothy white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Near medium body with very frothy/lively carbonation - but it’s bubbly, not sharp. Flavor is lightly malty and a tad yeasty with citrus. Rather astringent. Not super dry, just astringent. A lager that could pass for ale.
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750ml bottle. Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some yeast, lemon/straw. Taste is medium sweet, straw, lemon, lager yeast. Light-medium body, light acidity.
bierkoning (10850) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange blonde, hazy. Ginger and pineapple in the aroma and flavor. Sweet. Tasty, but not my taste.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden color, big head. Nose of hops, vinegar, grapes, carbonic acid, cellar. Uninteresting flavor, clean, dry, too sour (probably an infection). I can perceive some hops at the end.
Bov (10123) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy dark orange colour, fine head, peachy aroma, smooth and acidic, good malt body, some bitterness, long dry fruity finish - balanced, character and originality