DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 15, 2010
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Boring lager appearance, weak yellow with just a hint of head. Aroma of cardboard and the homeless - I get a whiff of that "begging for change" aroma you catch every so often when some guy with a paper cup starts harassing you. Flavour is all European cardboard - like you went to a recycling plant just outside of Milan and started sucking on the separated pulp bundles hoping to get drunk. Smooth mouthfeel of rice adjuncts. This thing is just horrid on every level.
degbert (1114) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Italy has given us great cuisine, art, literature, and music, so they get a lot of wiggle room for their occasional mistakes, as far as Iím concerned. This beer is one of those mistakes. On one hand, itís skunky and metallic. On the other hand, itís so neutral that even the skunky metal (and wouldnít that make a great band name?) fails to offend. Maybe when this grows up, itíll be beer.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchases in Cesana, Italy. Colour: Mostly yellow with small hint of gold and a medium head. Nose: metallic blast settling into sweet corn, abundant yeast and vanilla tannins. Not bad after the initial sniff. Taste: Quite different then the nose - slightly bitter-floral and some distinct sour hops, peach-like fruit mid-palate and custard-sweet finish with a dying appearence of more hops. Complicated but not anywhere near perfectly crafted. Very fizzy mouth-feel.
cmonster (972) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle served in a lager glass. Chardonnay in color with a big fluffy white head. Nose is bright and lightly malted. Flavor is similar. Light-medium body, creamy texture, good carbonation and a dry finish. Good pale lager.
kappldav123 (4925) - GERMANY - NOV 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle looks simple, but good. Beer in the glass zippy, small head. Starts mild, modest spicy-hoppy, a bit grasy. Finish well balanced, still mild. Surprisingly good.
Thanks to my friends Fiene and Marcel for this one!
jjuf1853 (1238) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow color with a white head. Grassy hop and sweet malt aroma and flavor. Very smooth and drinkable. Paired well with my muffalatta.
garza (568) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - SEP 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/golden colour with frothy white head. Malty aroma. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter in the taste, some malt also. Medium/soft carbonation, medium body and some light mix of sweet-bitter (!) after taste. Very nice beer.
Guinnessman (102) - VACAVILLE, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little head. Great aroma and flavor. Aftertaste was incredible and it just sat on the palate for several minutes after a drink. Now I just have to find it.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 9, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice surprise. Pleasant hoppy aroma, golden colour and medium head. Slight malt notes, almost no bitterness, but hops present till finish.
altonbrownd (3702) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at LíOzio in Amsterdam. Nice golden body with tall head. Hoppy nose. Some bitter in the flavour. Well-balanced with malts. Quite creamy and went down very well. I must say I was very positively surprised with this one.