quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Unfortunately, I didnít think ahead and ended up having this after the Tostada, which was too bitter. Iím sure the bitter of the previous beer impacted my rating (so if I get a chance Iíll go back and try this one before anything heavy).
Dark yellow pour, cloudy, tending towards brown. Head dissipated quickly. There was a hint of citrus in the flavor -- some of the people in my party who had it thought it was too wheaty -- it did have the cloudy appearance and citrus feel of a wheat beer, but didnít really feel like a wheat (and isnít identified as such above). Not bitter (though Iíd had a too-bitter beer previously so I donít know how bitter this really was). Good blend of flavor.
pumpmaster (1256) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half pint at the Naturbier brewery pub in Madrid 5/13 during Atletico de Madrid UEFA cup winning celebration. Not bad.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the BrewPub: Aroma of fruit, Pils malt, and hops. Poured yellow/gold in color with a small, white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of pale malts, pils malts, hops, and slight yeast. Light to medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Pils malt finish is lightly bitter.
thebeertourist (5073) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub, Madrid. Cloudy golden, steady and creamy head. Malty aroma. Sweet flavours, some spicy and grassy hops towards the finish. Quenches thirst.
Brian2d (43) - SPAIN - JAN 17, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half liter draft at brewpub. I gave this a similar score as the Tostada: average beer overall. It is a pils, but it is very cloudy and kind of wheaty and sweet for that style. Thin body, medium carbonation, and has the same weird bitter aftertaste as the tostada. An easy drinking, non-adventurous but solid lager. But cheers to the brewers in Madrid! Not many here.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Hazy golden colour with a medium white head. Fresh malt and bread aroma with some yeast. Good filling mouthfeel. Pleasant fresh hoppish, bit wheaty sweetish flavour with malt and a good bitter tingerling finish. After just being to Magister 3 minutes away this was really good!
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At brew pub in Central Madrid. Very boring beer, but you got to hand it to this place for intervening into the shitbox Spanish beer scene which is dominated by rubbish lagers. This actually has some malt character and some hops. A little too sweet for such a weak abv though.
Miksu (5027) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy golden color with small head. Malty aroma with grainy and grassy hints. Malty, honeyish and slightly fruity flavor. Very basic and simple helles. Somewhat one dimensional but it goes well with the food.
diabel (1624) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy blond body with an off-white head. Good lace. The aroma is a bit weak, maybe some oranges. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour. The flavour has also some oranges and German hops. Bit faint, but ok.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in Madrid. It is labeled as Helles on the tap and Rubia on the menu. Cloudy yellow brew with decent clingy white head. Strong malty flavor for a pilsener. Slight citrusy sweetness. Clean and crisp on the finish. Good hop balance. Better than the dunkel, I thought. The best beer I had in Spain, but thatís not saying much.