Cybercat (2772) - Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong aroma is surprisingly sweet and syrupy, having strong tones of honey and caramel. It pours a fairly typical clear yellow with not a lot of head. Flavor has a malty core and a strong overtone of honey. Is this mead? It has some subtle fruitiness, but not much in the way of hops to balance the sweetness. Smooth texture seems a bit on the thin side and has minimal fizz. Well, give the Portuguese a chance - with a little practice (and maybe some training from Belgian monks or U.S. craft brewers) they’ll produce something top-notch.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Date: August 20, 2011
Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head
Aroma: sweet cereal aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candy sweetness, light floral hops, touch of bitterness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Score: *+ /4
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
6-pack of 33cL bottles - $5.99 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, dark golden body with a brief, white head.
Smell: Sweetish cereal notes, a hint of lackluster grains, a spritz of chemicals, and an unclean, soiled scent of expired apple juice.
Taste: Lightly sweet, tangy maltiness with a bit of barley husks. It has that icky chemically accent you get in malt liquors. A half-eaten apple dug out of a nearby trashcan. Low, low hint of herbal hops with a very low amount of bitterness. Drying, flat finish with a little bit of lingering unhappiness.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Lightly carbonated.
Overall: Not recommended, friends. Grody in taste and lifeless and essentially flat on the tongue is not at all what I (or anyone in their right mind) wants from a pale lager. Even if you’re going for ’cheap’ there are slightly better offerings available, in that they’re not quite as unpleasant tasting and are sufficiently carbonated.
Tmoney99 (9598) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Poured clear pale color with a medium frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate sweet grass aroma. Light to medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a below average beer.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 12, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lata just says"Holland Type Lager Beer" on ít, 4.7% alc., from Centralcer. Clear yellow, short white bubble head. Corn grain aroma. Thin mouthfeel. Grainy liiightly malty bit sweet corn flavour.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting from Mar’ 2009.
Bright medium gold. Lightly effervescent adorned by a loose, sudsy white crown that manages to stick around to leave good legs. Rather dusty, cereal grain nose underpinned with notes of rusty nails and sweet corn. Pasty mouthfeel, a grainy, dusty palate with old hops in and around the very mildly bitter swallow. Watery, the carbonation is spritzy, the finish fairly clean despite some very subtle metallic notes building as the glass empties. The sweetness subdued but again like sweet corn. Pretty average stuff overall. Shows balance but no life. Just another label to tick off!!! (33cL, BBE June ’09, The Beer Store Morley)
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Heheh, not many of you have tasted this pale american type lager, from portugal? Smells a little like american malt liquor to me. No head, sweeter olfactory. Looks like pale lager, eh? Slightly rude initial lager impressions. My - catty. Seems Ok after a few slugs, tho weird piercing industrial processed funny-ness linger. Goodly CO2 probably makes up for that. Holland type beer, well, I’ll have to look into that.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden, loose white foam. Aroma is grainy, hay, grassy, light spice. Taste is sweet, corn, vanilla, hay and grass finish, grain and husk.
unclemattie (3905) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2010
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
33cL bottle. Pale gold yellow color, non-existant white head. Aroma of corn meal. A hint of hops that smell like skunk/vegatables/grass. Fizzy carbonation. Little flavor. The slightest taste of corn. Bland with a little bitterness. Yup, standard Pale Lager, light bodied. At least I can now say I’ve had a taste of Portugal.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 5, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
33cl can, pours golden with a medium white foam head, aroma of toasted bread, corn and rice, offensive metal mouthfeel, with flavors of malt, cereals and herby bitter finish, light body.