Sammy (8404) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild utility pale from LCBO. Bit of tongue numbing from hops but easy drink, sweet and smooth. Hint of fruitiness.
Nolo (17) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Ukrainian beer from Lviv is quite good. Smooth and sweet taste. As good as Slavutych beer. As all imported beers - Lvivske Premium beer should be sampled locally, in a Lviv bar, because it tastes better in Lviv! American regulations tend to kill the original taste of any imported beer. That’s especially true and more obvious with such well-established beers as Heineken or Pislner Urquell!
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours straw coloured with thick but rapidly diminishing head. Light grain and grass aroma. Sweet, malty flavour with a fruity finish
GregClow (2857) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light golden colour with a faint wisp of head. Mild, grassy aroma. Flavour is very sweet and malty, with a fruity finish. A bit of bitterness in there as well, but the sweetness predominates. It’s not bad all in all, and went down well after a long walk on a mild Sunday evening.
Gorbalev (2911) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Ciro’s, Toronto. Golden Yellow Poor, quickly dissipating head. Not too much aroma, slight bread and grass notes. Well carbonated, fairly standard lager flavour, although perhaps slightly above average for what we can find on the lcbo shelves in this category. I found nothing too outstanding about this beer, but found it easy to drink and enjoyed it really.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow body with a white head that departs by the time you go to drink it. Fair bit of grassy cerealy aroma. Flavour is light, with a bit of hoppy bitterness. Fairly standard international lager. Light on the palate, but quaffable.
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 25, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
My bottled sample poured quiet nice thick foamy crown, pale gold plenty of carbonation. Rather sweet malt, hard to notice any hops in nose. Medium bodied, sweet lager, not to light fruitier feel with aftertaste. I did not noticed any major flaws , never intended to be pilsner so cant complain that is to sweet .One thing is that it could be more refreshing Thanks Doug for this one and a great Friday beer night !
shorlin (636) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 12, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Foamy yellow beer. Just a regular mass-produced beer. Sourish smell and taste. Really, why bother to drink it, except for the fact that the label is in Cyrillic?
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. Pale golden colour. grassy aroma. Tastes pretty bland and uninteresting. Finish is somewhat bitter. This beer leaves much to be desired.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 Golden straw colour. Grassy hop note dominates the aroma, with a hint of bready malts. The bitterness is low but the malts bready and clean. The hops are grassy and fresh. Evenly balanced.