KoRoBeNiKi (127) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Had this when I went to Israel in Haifa. orange color with a light collapsing head. I don’t remember much outside of the level of sweetness and no bittenress.
Alengrin (3239) - BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Probably the best known Israelian beer, a standard pale lager from a green bottle, which in the case of my sample bears labels with all the content in both english and hebrew. Stable and lacing, snow white head over a yellow golden coloured beer with quiet sparkles. Strong skunky lightstruck smell upon opening, this clearly has been exposed to light too much, ammonia-like and very off-putting, but as usual it kind of vaporises after a while, making room for a soft, almost white bread dough-like, generic and simple pale malt sweetness; I also get a wet cardboard aroma as well as something very weakly grassy, which could represent hops. Neutral onset as expected, watery and minerally, gaining a bit of flavour in the middle with that soft doughy malt sweetishness from the aroma, feeling a little bit oily to the mouth cavity; carbonation is soft, in fact perhaps a bit undercarbonated for this style, because apart from the light oily feel, this beer feels very watery. This is also due to the lack of hops in the finish: at least a tad of hop bitterness could have made the ending a bit more interesting, but I get practically no sign of hops, apart from perhaps a very faint grassy flavour all the way at the back, but providing no bitterness at all, so that only a very weak, ’floury’ maltose flavour remains. Once the skunkiness faded out, this was not even the worst pale lager I had, there is a certain ’pure’ malt sweetness to it, but this certainly not made with ’all malts’ (I assume they consider malt extracts to fall into that category as well) and seriously underhopped much the same as a ’light’ ager, with a very thin, watery, neutral pale lager as a result.
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
In Paris. Pale, clear, plain yellow gold. Sweet, quite malty. A little syrup, very extracty. meh.
kptNemo (25) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Butelka 0,33l Barwa slomkowo ?ó?ta. Pianka srednio stabilna. No có? nie bedziem sie rozpisywac. Piwo bylo na cale szczescie dosc chlodne.
geologyguy (974) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet malt smell, taste is the same quite sweet, smooth but one dimensional, no hops all malt
Shain (118) - ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap. Pours clear light yellow with a white head. Aroma of light pale malt and gentle hops. Body is medium-thin but not not watery, carbonation is gentle. Tastes lightly sweet with some mild hoppy bitterness. Flavors of pale malt and gentle fruity hops. Very light, easy drinking, very simple but well balanced. Over all an very OK commercial pale lager.
Atom (1777) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma of barley malt and dry yeast. Simple malt and yeast flavor, dry, pretty flavorless. Drinkable.
ordybill (665) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 500 ML bottle into a pint glass in Nevatim, Israel
Aroma-Has a malt and grain aroma.
Appearance- A slightly darker color than Budweiser
Taste- this is hard to judge, we drank this out in the field slightly below desert temperature. It was hoppy
Palate- A medium bodied beer
Overall- This is not a terrible beer, however it isn’t great. You often have limited selections in Israel (especially where I was at) in the late 90’s and this is not a bad beer to settle with.
blackisle (1198) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 33cl. as Macabee All Malt Lager Beer (since the face lift of 2009). Clear pale golden, large frothy white head, good retention, fair lacing; light malty aroma, grain, hint of citrus; taste medium sweet and light bitter, bit metallic; light to medium body, oily to watery texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste sweetish and light dry bitterness in the finish; thin and flat lager.
KeefOz (1138) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted 18/3/15 at Sale Daphne, La Marais, Paris. BB 25.12.15. Poured a crystal clear pale straw colour with a few millimeters of white bubbles that diminished quickly. Lacing nil. Carbonation moderate and fine. Aroma of malt; no obvious hops. Taste semi-sweet but bland. Light body. Smooth, soft and best drunk cold. Another macro-lager.