muzzlehatch (4756) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle, as "Rycerskie." Bright, translucent oily gold, bubbly with an immense lasting white head...strong grassy/earthy nose with fascinating minty/medicinal character emergent...dryish grassiness in the body with faint sweet underpinning that grows stronger with warmth, alcohol emerges only near the finish after 1/2 hour of warming. Quite interesting, if not truly wonderful.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light gold color. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is biscuits, earthy and bacon (?). A medium bodied European Strong Ale. Malts are slightly smoky, fruity and sweet. Slightly spicy hops. Touch of rye spiciness? Lots of sweet malt flavors. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
So average, I’m not sure what to say. Better than I expected with its yeasty quasi-malty aroma coming from a mid-orange straw body. Head laced a bit. Flavor is mild, closeted hops, tangy finish. Not great, but I liked it and finished the bottle. Okay for a 7%, as the alcohol doesn’t show up til later.
ALLOVATE (2895) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2006 Re-rate:- Poured bright gold with very, very fine carbonation raising up a huge, rocky white crown that that retained well and left some legs. Light note of grains on the nose before more of that honey. Light note of orange juice comes in late into drinking; otherwise it’s quite clean. Low and behold, sweet honey and a touch of burnt sugar in the mouth, with just a splash of that citrus down the sides of the tongue. Quite subtle for a beer of such strength and it drops off quickly in the finish. Deadly sessionable Euro-lager. Clean as a whistle on my second try of the same batch, and remained good all the way down. (50cL, BB 14/04/05, Old black and silver label)
After tasting Zamkowe, I needed for this to be on the up & up of it’s younger brother. Turned out to be a decent and deceptive little lager. Tasted from the bottle it poured a light honey gold, with an ever growing pad of white foam. Aroma was light, clean, with honey malt and a little lemon zest. Mild in the mouth, not letting on it’s true alcohol content, it was reasonably balanced, sweet throughout and fresh, with a short quenching aftertaste. Flavours of grain, honey, green apples and slightly noticeable ’DMS’ cabbage hint coming through. A decent, smooth, but overly subtle session-lager.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This poured a thin-but-hazy pale orange with a foamt white heat that soon collapsed into itself. The aroma is grassy, caramel, and a bit of orange pulp. This is light on the flavor side, some sweet malts and a bit of an acidic bite. There’s an alcoholic finish. This wasn’t a very pleasant experience.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2004
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pale golden and clear with a white head. Grassy malty aroma. Flavor is flat and lacking. Malt up front and fades quickly to dry nothingness. The malt profile is very disappointing, and is for the bland macro crowd.
Pailhead (6404) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Aroma is malty. Fruity with a light pepper smell. A little citrus too. Pours a real dull yellow with a nice size white head with good retention. Not a whole lot of flavor, but what is there is sweet and all malts. No real detection of any hops. Maybe a little in the finish, but you really have to search. Very thin and watery texture. Very smooth. Very dry. Nothing about this really stands out. If anything, a little boring.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean golden color, big snow-white head. Fresh, floral aroma. Great initial texture, fine, if brief, finish. Fits perfectly in the euro-lager bag, with nothing standing out, on the good or bad side. One of those beers of which you can say, "Do you lilke a good lager? That’s what it is!" Good hops, light malt, seems a bit on the dry side. Leaning toward a pilsener, I think. All in all, okay.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 17, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a yellow-orange, decent head. Thin mouthfeel, somewhat watery. Aroma is grassy, a little skunky. Taste is sweetish, moderate hops at the end. Fair.
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Large sized white head and fine-small sized bubbles that were mostly dimiinishing. Transparent, carbonated and a yellow hue. Malty aroma and a malty, sweet flavor from start to finish. Smooth mouthfeel. Light-medium bodied beer with good lacing.