KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2oz Bottle. The pour was a clear golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white fizzy head that was mostly diminishing with poor spotty lacing.
The aroma was lightly sweet with a light grain malt, floral and grassy hops and a sweaty yeast and had notes of caramel, honey, a slight fruity ester (apple I believe) and a mild medicinal scent.
The taste was lightly sweet and very malty with light hints of caramel and honey from the start, and then had a mild taste of hops slowly work in to the mix with the finish having a mild fruity alcohol presence towards the end. The flavor hung on for an average time proceeding the swallow, with a slight alcohol sweetness and a more pronounced hoppy grain flavor that was left to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a light syrupy texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this was a somewhat sweet fruity brew that had a good hop and grain taste along with a bold alcohol presence. Basically this was a tasty Pilsner with a kick...
mstrcrwly (727) - New York, USA - MAY 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
shared bottle poured into a tumbler..straw yellow with a fluffy white head..aroma of grass,malts,hops,earth...malty,hoppy..pilsners not really my style.
Aurelius (4723) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good label and heavy longneck. Misty darkish gold, stiff white head. Malty wet straw aroma. Sweet, strong, reminds me of Soviet bloc strong lagers. Warming. Malty, astringent, lightly fruity finish. ABC Liquors, Betton.
kirarockrocks (10) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Definitely filtered. Very smooth body, crisp taste, sweet flavor immediately, cotton candy, very mild hop bitterness, good carbonation. Alcohol is present for sure. Would be a nice warm weather beer as it is refreshing, but not watered down.
Mark_Eck (1250) - - NOV 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden color. Aroma and taste are malty, grainy, and some lemon.
ruuurd (155) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bought a can on Langkawi, Malaysia. 'Exotic' lager, little bit to exotisch and strong for my taste...
MacBoost (1563) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours a clear gold with a small white head. Aromas of grape candy. Taste is sweet. Flavors of grape drank, cotton candy. Corn. Finish is sweet and syrupy. Pretty bad.
superspak (3609) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy bright orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Mediocre aromas with notes of big fruity/earthy yeast and moderate pale malt sweetness; with poor balance. Way too much fruitiness in the nose. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very mediocre flavor profile with poor balance of pale malt sweetness and some significant fruity yeast ester flavors; with some moderate cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is a bit rough. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a really poor strong lager style. Just all around unbalanced and overly fruity in flavor; and pretty difficult to drink with the odd/rough mouthfeel. This tasted really similar to apple cider with all the fruitiness. It was not a drain pour, but it was close.
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2014
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Undrinkable strong beer with a cloying port-like sweetness from the start and into the aftertaste. Strong alcoholic presence. Abhorrent.
Based on the other reviews on here I wonder if the one I got was bad. It wasn’t just bad. It was completely impossible to gulp down.
bkurtz (1009) - PERU - OCT 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle - Pours a clear yellow with fairly large, creamy head. Sweet biscuity aroma. Taste starts ok then goes to chemical astringent. Shame.
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"not nearly up to par with the stout, but i wasn’t expecting it to be. pleasant semi-sweet fruity aroma. taste is similar, with light grassy hops. full bodied, especially given the fizzy cloudy yellow look. fruit and a bit of alcohol in the finish."