hotstuff (3579) - Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle listing the ABV as 5.2%. White medium sized fizzy head that mostly diminished, minimal lacing, visible carbonation, mostly transparent, and a light yellow hue. Nose was malty, somewhat sweet and grassy. Ditto for the flavor. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Light-medium body. Not one that I was impressed with and not one to seek out again.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lvivske AbBIBCbKE Premium 5.2% - Sweet malts, grassy hops and a strong metallic edge to the aroma. Brilliantly clear golden body is topped by a decent and long lasting white head that leaves decent lacing on the sides of the glass. Sharp grassy, spicy hops with crisp bitterness over clean fresh malt profile. Metallic note from the aroma is not apparent in the flavour. No DMS at all. Light and very dry with strong sharp carbonation that is perhaps a bit on the harsh side. Lager glass. Fridge temperature. Bottle (LCBO, Dec-06).
conor23 (110) - Elgin, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2007
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very odd aroma, slight bitterness, malty flavor. Not great but not bad either.
daniel0017 (363) - Yukon, CANADA - JAN 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I canít believe the low ratings on this beer! Faint foral aroma with hops and barley. Gorgeous hazy pale amber body with nice effervescence. Thick, frothy white head that left copious lacing. The flavor was very pleasant: Started off with sweet barley malt and fruit but ended up with a nice dry hoppy finish. The alcohol bite seems a little bit stronger than 5.2%, leaving a warm feeling. The palate is warm and rich. Very good beer that I would have any time.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from a London off-licence. Firm head, golden beer. Soft and round, without any outstanding character.
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle: Poured a pale cloudy yellow colour with virtually no head. Not offensive but nothing special.....some hoppy aroma.....little else going on.
KingofCastle (202) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle: Another great pale lager roasted by beer snobs. Come on! Not as good as Svyturyís Ekstra (Lithuanian) but still decent. Tastes more crisp. Hops not strong, malt is little stronger but very clean in mouthfeel & finish. This is a really smooth beer. My pint almost disappeared! Drink it fast (or pretty much dead after 20 min) and in hot weather or washing down those salty chasers.
markas101 (1756) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
50cl bottle, Shelburne. Surprisingly cloudy for the style, very little head. Smells similar to low quality american lager - corn/rice. Very thin in the mouth, very little carbonation, sour (not bitter) with a lingering sourness. Not great.
mansquito (2882) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I kind of like this beer, but Iím Ukrainian, so I might be biased. It is a relatively light beer with a little bitter flavor. Not really big on the palate thing. Clear body, one complaint I have though is that it goes flat far too fast. 15 minutes later you will have a completely and worse beer. Drink it quick.
TheJester (1656) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells like . . . not good. Hay and mildew. Hay with mildew on it. Quite pale in colour. Voluminous head. Not a lot of taste - Pale lager, so I guess itís not supposed to. Malt is the most obvious flavour. Corn? Didnít get much bitterness. Not offensive, but nothing special. Better than most macro pale lagers, I suppose.