KeefOz (963) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted 7/3/2014. Poured a clear amber colour with a 5mm white bubbly head that diminished quickly to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation medium with small bubble trails. Aroma of soft subtle sweet malt but no hops. Taste is a bit sweetish malt but no bitterness. Palatably soft but not malty and with no bitterness. Light body. Soft, mildly sweet and short finish. Bland. Aroma, tastes and palate comparable with other large commercial brewery lagers.
HappyHandsClub (12) - - JAN 31, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Spent a lot of time in the 1980s in the High Tatry mountains of Poland. This beer was from West of Zakopane where the mountain water source came through limestone making it a very soft water pils, the most smoky tasting from either Czech or Polish side of the mountain range. To me it was the finest pils in the World with substantial character on the back side. A very solid brew that was readily available in USA. But Carlsberg bought out the company & introduced a bunch of new beers, this was the traditional pils which has changed somewhat. Used to be the best of it’s type in my book. Tried it after Carlsberg took over & tasted about the same. But if brewed in Warsaw does not use mountain water any more.
Stuedmaster (244) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is grass, hay, and sweet malt. Dark gold color, almost amber, with a quickly dissipating head. It has a rich flavor but it is rather sweet and mediocre tasting, with qualities of grass and a rich malty base. Finish is too sweet and cloying. Almost tastes like a dirty fermentation. This is OK beer, but I don’t think I will revisit. I have found that beers from Poland are usually better than this.
Geiserich (3465) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 8, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Grassy hop aroma, light grainy notes. Golden color. Flavor is sweetish malty, no hops, low bitterness.
Derbeth (367) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 3, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma: weak, mostly malt, with some weak but pleasant hoppy flavour. Minimal head, fully diminishing. Light bitterness. Medium body. Better than mass-produced Polish pale lagers, you can drink it with some pleasure, but it’s nothing exceptional.
Nik925 (759) - USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep roasted nutty aroma. For a premium lager, this isn’t a bad beer. Rather distinct, so if you grew up in Poland then moved away, I bet this brings back memories when you track it down stateside. That nice-ness aside, this isn’t that great. Thin, rather flat, with sparse huge bubbles (in the obligatory Sam Adams over engineered glass). Actually, excellence in marketing. This is O.K. beer
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a big bag of meh. Bit of a funky taste and aroma. Draft at the groovetastic Epcot Food & Wine Festival.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
16.9floz/500ml bottle into a Samuel Adams glass; served cold.
Aroma: Just some light malt. A little sour yeast. Harmless, straightforward.
Appearance: Crystal clear dark yellow body with a foamy, white, head.
Taste: White bread tasting malt. No hop bitterness at all.
Palate: Light, with a short, mildly sweet finish.
Overall: Just a lager that tastes like white bread. If you like that, this one’s for you.
bobroman (472) - Torun, POLAND - SEP 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Weak malty aroma. Small head disappearing to thin layer. Clear golden body. Sweet taste with some bitterness. Not so OK for me.
Kamil_ (351) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear, gold color. Medium lasting, white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Light bitterness. Typical international pale lager.