Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
orangy pilsener, dry as a dead dingoes donga. Grassy grainy, plenty of guts and richness, deep complex aromas. Herbal long lasting bitterness allowing for long intervals between intervals. A beer to be slowly consumed and enjoyed. Apparently "lowenbrau" means Lion beer. In the AFL the lions are king and so is this beer.
To Mr Toohey: this is 'Genuine Pilsener, no competition' well not from tooheys at least.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Standard Helles. Nothing spectacular. The taste is actually pretty bland. Good for thirst-quenching, but that´s about all.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2004 It looks lovely! A pale gold with a good foamy head that stays some, too, leaving some lacing. The carbonation reminds of the opening screen for Matrix. In the end I gave it a 4 for looks, even if I did consider a full house.
Smell it and the initial enthusiasm dies down. Smells like pilsner mixed with dishwater.
The taste is light and took some time to make sense of. Nicely balanced in a way with some hoppy afternotes.
This isn't anything special, but quite drinkable and much better than some of the better selling brands around here. Also the cheapest bottled beer I can get, actually costing less than some bottled low alcohol offerings! Given that it's the best value beer I know of, but I'll stick with better stuff.
Re-rate: Either I was nuts or this bottle I have now is inferior to my last. Light golden straw body, with only the odd ascending bubble. Some lacing, but head dies off. Maybe it's detergent this time, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.
More malts than hops, but both are noticable. Nothing special, makes me think of Tuborg Grön, except the Tuborg is disgusting, while this can't be called that.
In the end, I'll give the appearance the benefit of the doubt this time out, but flavour gets lowered by one.
Not as decent as I remembered, but not bad really. Maybe I'm just not used to the style and thinking too much along pilsner lines. Anyhow, give me a Bitburger any day.
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found this very thirst quenching as I got roped into some gardening this morning and then needed something to drink.Good hop aroma , malt and hops balanced out well in the taste department and a head that lasted the whole way which wasn't very long anyhow!
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tasted in Toronto from LCBO. Light yellow / straw colour. Clear, little or no head. Hazy, slightly sweet aroma with a matly / grainy presence. Flavour has a slight tangy sour feeling with a grany finish. Highly carbonated.
hopscotch (9151) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2003
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sparkling clear, straw-colored lager. Small, fizzy, white head. Perfume and black pepper in the aroma with notes of butterscotch.
The flavor is of sweet, canned corn up front. Well-balanced on the backside. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish.
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It has an enticing aroma, with a strong flavour and hop and malt flavours that balance each other out. Bottle design doesnt do it justice. cheers
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 7, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Skunky in green bottle. I guess it looked nice and had some discernable hoppy flavors.
haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 4, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
green bottle, skunky bottle effects, its drinkable, but nothing more than that.........
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crisp and clean. Some malt in the nose and noticable hopp bitterness. Gold color with a white mostly diminishing head. Not bad