dwyerpg (4507) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Little aroma. This is a pretty thin pils, almost like a lager. Just not enough hops. Some light apple flavor, but could be better.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From a slender 11.2 oz. bottle with a freshness date on the back label.
Poured a clear lager golden with a small foamy white head.
Light aromas of sweet pale malts with a neutral powdery dust and a subtle floral herbalness.
Decent, even carbonation and a crisp, smooth light bodied mouthfeel.
Bland with a malty extract taste, sweet, slightly crackerish, dusty malts, softly spicy and herbal hops, and a dry sweet extract malt finish that, thankfully, disappears quickly.
Pretty bland tasting, glad I only purchased a single of this.
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in the house of my friend Vaske. Clear light golden color with fast diminishing white head. Slightly bitter taste. For production they are using mountain source water in almost uninhabited area. Soooo easy and nice to drink when temperature goes over 30°C.
Dorqui (2091) - Brescia, ITALY - SEP 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Canned 0,50L.
Compact and adherent head, discreet persistence. Shining yellow color, good fizz. Simple but balanced malty scent, cereals, straw and alcohol. Medium prickly taste with traditional herbaceous and malty notes. Particular bitter mark this beer; much balsamic, fresh, itching and long-lasting one. Amazing.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - AUG 22, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
i could slam a few of these on a hot summer day in macedonia with ease. the blistering hot heat of sex and macedonijan love is all i need
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This poured the usual clear gold with some dishwashing water head and bubbles. Metallic aroma with some faint corn. Tastes reasonably dry, with some metallic bitterness creeping in at the finish along with an indistinct fruitiness. Sort of chalky palate, with the finish lasting reasonably. I didn’t think this was too bad, which was surprising.
highlandlad (1413) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
My name is Highlandlad and I’m a country-rateaholic. It’s a disease that’s undermining my mental health, relationships and most importantly, my rating average. You see, given the choice between a highly-rated beer from, say, Belgium or the USA, or a crappy Third World lager in the bottom percentile from a country I haven’t rated, I’ll take the latter every time. In Melbourne’s fantastic Purvis Cellars bottle shop, I ignored the long rows of fine Belgian, English and German beers and bought lagers from Ethiopia and Israel. They were crap. They’re always crap. But they were new country ratings and the addiction must be fed. In my darkest hours I have even considered rating two Norfolk Island draught beers that I had seven years ago. Oh wicked temptation... And so when my RateBeer brother Bridge beermailed a list of possibilities from his cellar for our next mini-tasting, I ignored the excellent Belgian dubbel and the superb German dunkel and went straight for this crap. Montenegro - my 64th country. You don’t have to think too hard about the mechanics of beer distribution to realise what a self-defeating pursuit country-rating is for quality beer-drinkers. The brewers with the distribution networks to get their product into other countries are the multinationals - InBev, SABMiller, Scottish & Newcastle and so on. So when you find a beer from a new country, the chances are you’re buying the local equivalent of Bud, Fosters or Heineken. And so it is with this lager from a Montenegrin brewer owned by InBev. As crappy Euro-lagers go, it’s about par for the course. It poured translucent gold with an unappetising shimmer of foam. There was a stale whiff of corn, a pinch of pepper and what might be Saaz. It has a nasty soda water-type spritz - the kind of clumsy carbonation that you taste as well as feel. Its only redeeming feature is some genuine hop bitterness in a dry finish. At least it’s not another European bottle of hop-free sugarwater. Sigh. Okay, another country ticked. Where to next? I’ll trade you a Westvleteren for your Bolivian lager. I’m good for it, honest. I’ll have the money next week. Another 116 countries and I’ll catch omhper. If he’d just stop drinking... (330ml bottle courtesy of Bridge, best before 4/3/07)
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear yellow coloured, with an average white head. Very fruity, sweet hoppy aroma. Medium to full body. Finish is strong hoppy bitter with a long ending. Strong bitter for a pilsener, but not bad.
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2006
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Thanks but no thanks to EricNixon for bringing back a bottle of this. No smell. No taste. No time for this. A waste of beer.
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2006
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I bought a bottle of this in Las Vegas in September 2005 while there on business. Clear yellow color. Light and fizzy. It had almost no taste but had a light bitterness at the end.