hotstuff (3578) - Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
There is nothing all that special about this beer as nothing really stood out about it in my opinion. It had a small sized white head with fine-large sized bubbles that fully dissipated. The body was clear with lively carbonation with a gold hue. The nose was malty with a tangy and fizzy taste to it. The mouthfeel was smooth, thin, somewhat watery, and it was light-medium bodied. There was no lacing.
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
malty and slightly woody aroma, golden hue with white head, rich and sweet malt flavour, woody and nutty notes, has a syrupy and medicinal feel to it, malty finish, quite interesting.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - OCT 1, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours pale yellow. little aroma. little taste. not much going on in this one. boring unoffensive lager.
thedm (4853) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 26, 2003
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a good lacing and a softly carbonated straw yellow colored body. Its aroma was rice beer like and skunky. The mouthfeel is thins, bubbly and lacking any character. Its flavor is mildly hopped and malted. Pass this one up if you don't need to rate something from the Ukraine!
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yellow. No head. Straw. Musty hay that isn't really palateable. A mediocre beer experience.
rickgordon (3831) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep golden/Light orange color. Guinness(or Dwan- if you prefer)-like head - smooth. Revolting aroma of hens food. Not really any flavor but a nasty sour finish. No bitterness..
larsniclas (5199) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another sour brew of hensfood. A lot of carbonation and not much else. ISL.
rauchbier (3503) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Gold colour, big white large bubbled head, good condition. Low grainy aroma, soft in the mouth with some hop flavour that has a metallic edge. Dry, chalky and bitter in the finish. Very Germanic in taste.
Ernest (5920) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), hint of alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Very grainy and industrial.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2003
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Off the tap in my local bar in Ulitsa Pushkinska this was a fine beer. Very clean with no skunkiness. From the bottle it did sometimes show this character that overwhelmed the potential of this beer when it was sitting in the window of the local kiosk. Can't really report on the presence of real hop quality, rather the balance of the yin to the yang of the malt made it a pretty good beer.