frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Code: B L300 6 13
Pale golden under a large white had that took a long time to settle. Dusty, pale malt aroma, faint noble hops, mild uric notes. (I notice my buddy Cornfield rated this over a year ago from the same location, and it makes me wonder if it’s from the same batch.) Flavor focused on herbal bitters but malts add sweet balance. Not too offensive to the palate, bittersweet and finishing clean. I end up being pleasantly surprised, although I certainly hold Belgium to much higher standards.
<font size=-4>Single 16 oz. can from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/><a href=http://www.traderjoes.com/index.html>Tr Joe’s, Orland Park, IL 60462</font>
Theydon_Bois (3382) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can at Shanes BBQ, 18/06/13.
Clear pale blonde with a decent sized white head.
Nose is pale malts, light sugars, touch of caramel, toasted malt, light floral tones.
Taste comprises pale malts, hint of marshmallow, light caramel, bread dough, citrus.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation carrying a little spritz.
Ok for a pale lager I guess, there is much worse out there!
closey22 (320) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with thin rimming white head; aroma is slightly sweet and malty; flava is malty dry with hop notes similar to a pils but not as dry and bitter; feels light with moderate fizz: finishes dry notes of hops and grain sim to pilsner
DCLawyer (714) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pounder->session. Pale gold with huge frothy white head. Aroma: wet corn and grains. Taste is metallic and bland, mainly grains. Taste is better than the aroma, but then what isn’t? Overall bad.
thornecb (3689) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Dough and hay aromas. Thin with sourdough and hay front to back....
bb (5974) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Straw beer with a whitish head. Malt aroma. Malt and mineral flavor with light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Malt and mineral lingers with light fruitiness.
ronaldtheriot (811) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oranjeboom Premium Beer has a medium, off-white head, a clear, deep golden appearance, with numerous miniscule white particles floating about, and a some pretty decent lacing left behind. The aroma is of grassy hops and pungent, sweet barley, and the flavor is just like that, with some white bread and a fairly robust hop bitterness at the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is tending towards light and watery, and Oranjeboom Premium Beer finishes mostly dry, refreshing, tasty, and easy drinking. This is a good, lower-priced substitute for over-priced beers like Heineken or Stella Artois. RJT
nealblind (119) - USA - MAY 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly orange yellow. Smells of typical lager hops and honey. Tastes strongly of grapes. Spritzy, light with a malty background. There’s a good balance between malt flavor and crisp hops with a wheaty aftertaste.
hens (235) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - MAY 9, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
0,5L can. Watery, light malt aroma. Very booring and tasteless drink like beer. Sour booring hop taste. Light bitter finish. Not pleasant.
Mr_Vogel (55) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2013
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
In the Netherlands notoriously known as ’evenementenbier’ and headachebeer. Little character or taste. Mostly watery and leaves you more thirsty than refreshed.
Note: I rate this as I know it; lukewarm in a plastic cup at a concert
Marko (3635) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned in Jesolo, thanks NIkola! Poured a golden body with a relatively large head. Malty taste, light light grain, orange too, quite nice. Creamy malty taste, correct in any case, vague bitterness, light orange. Actually quite a bit better than expected.