Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Palest pale hue, nearly nothingness, with a slim glimmer of a head, then none. Sad...
Aroma is corny, thin, blah...very macro-feeling...
Taste: Wetness, slight malt, big vegetal, corn reigns high, ...but nothing, really, no flavor to speak of...bleh...
Light bodied, little mouthfeel/texture, slightly alcoholic, no finish to brag about, really, just a Polish malt likka...nothiní but, yíall!
If anyone can prove me wrong, I urge them to try!
shrubber85 (6506) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A metallic malt aroma. Light amber color with moderate head. Sweet artificial raspberry/cherry flavor with light malt - mild alcohol burn. No detectable hops bitterness. Not unpleasant but nothing distinctive.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drinkable. Golden pour. NOse is very corny. Dusty grains. Flavors suit the smell with a serious cardboard and corn flavor that slowly drifts into something subtle and dry...appreciated. Long finish. Hops present nice bitterness. Soft. Alcohol is almost 8%?
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear and pale yellow color with a thick white head. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, and faint adjuncts. Flavor is both crisp and sweet with an alcohol finish. I think there might be corn in this, it does have that corn flavor.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(16.9 oz bottle: $1.79 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) The crystal clear, pale golden body is crowned by a two-inch white head that shows excellent retention, fading to and holding at a thin, complete layer and leaving a few large patches of dense lace. It smells grainy, somewhat sweet and lagerish. However, the flavor is very sweet, in fact, way too sweet in comparison to the other flavors, especially in the finish, so this isnít especially pleasant and isnít speaking quality to me. Aside from the strong sweetness, there is also a grain and corn maltiness up front, and a modest bitterness in the finish. Lots of sweet corn in the aroma. Medium bodied, though much of the heaviness of the palate is from the sweetness. Just sugar and corn to me, and just not very enjoyable.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pale golden body. Lucky Charms aroma with a pollen element. Pollen and pale malt flavor. Crisp, almost hoppy finish. Still pretty crappy.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is sweet with apples and a hint of alcohol. Fairly sweet flavor with a slight hint of alcohol but nothing special. A step above a high alcohol macro really. Not terrible at all though.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear yellow tiny white head, wierd smell I dont like reminded me of imatation carmel.. not much else. Good carbonation, decent body not much coating. Flavor is a dry hop a very weak malt and a little grassy touch of bitter in the finish.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold. Thick, bubbly, white head. Slightly sweet malt nose with a bit of fruitness to it also. Lots of carbonation. Decent amount of hops up front with an all malt finish. Alcohol flavor, also. Light/medium body. Better than expected.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Most "European Strong Lager" style beers are made to be drunk from brown paper bags. I have had a couple of exceptions. This is not one of them. Itís a nice golden color, but the head is soon as non-existent as in any malt liquor. The aroma is like squashed apples that have smouldered on the sidewalk in 90-degree sunlight for too long. The taste, sharp like curdling milk. The finish... not quick enough. The 7.8% abv cannot save this one. Because of the large Polish population in the Chicago area, a lot of these beers are floating around. Will someone please stop me from insisting on trying them all?!?!?