bartlebier (2491) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
33cl can courtesy of jaghana, merci! bb "Fin DEC 2014". Very much a near-drinkable geography lesson, this canned collectivity of cardboard, corn sugar and starch aligns the French Melanesians, aka "Kanaky" (Wiki), with the global Kronenbourg-Heineken taste, making palates dry across the world since colonialism collapsed on itself to create insipid outre-mer dependencies. An imaginative stretch, surely, but about what you’d imagine the prime beerlike beverage of such an insipid Pacific dependency, an Oceanic archipel nearly the size of Belgium, would taste like, should your palate doze off after watching a docu about New-Zealand and suddenly wake up a few miles off dream route, dehydrated and fish-mouthed. Gardons notre ile propre!
jaghana (4491) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 14, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can 33cl, kindly given by Thierry. A yellow beer with low head, nose is on toasted malt. Aroma is sweet, medium malty to low, corn sugar notes, quite bitter, same taste as cheap industrial lager from Germany anyway a bit better than expected.
Renobob (1141) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pas grand chose d’intéressant dans cette bière, mis à part que c’est la seule qu’on peut trouver facilement en Nouvelle-Calédonie et qu’il fait plutôt chaud là-bas :)
Canyoner (8) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml tin. smooth head, pale in colour, medium head. Mild taste.
Overall, strangely, it actually appealed to me.
Part of a gift pack from New Caledonia. Consumed 14/2/2014
nimbleprop (5576) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz can thanks to Travlr. New, weird country tick! Pours a clear gold with one ring of white head. Standard nose, some corn, honey, grass, soggy white bread. Flavor is the same, soggy white bread, honey, creamed corn. Clean finish. Could have been worse.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
hazy yellow, thinnest small bubbled white head. Metallic nose Corn and considerable metal flavor, short thin finish. Thinnest body, no off pleasantries.
argo0 (11980) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can, thanks Travlr. Crystal clear straw body with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grass, some skunk, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, bread, some lemon lager, light skunk. Light body, low carboantion.
radagast83 (5482) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can shared by Travlr, thanks! Poured a pale, translucent yellow color with a light, fizzy white color. Corn, light sweet malt notes, okay. Pale, malt, corn. Meh.
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can shared by Travlr. Pours clear pale yellow with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is Pils and corn malt, spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Travlr (15190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Draft at La Dolce Vita in Noumea. Clear golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of straw, whitempepper, light citrus. Taste is similar to most other commercial lagers. Better on tap than in the bottle.