ElDesmadre (2893) - Mikołów, POLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale malt and herbal hop aroma, slightly watery taste with a medium bitterness. Malty and hoppy flavour. Rather nice.
BlackHaddock (5658) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Green half-litre bottle from my local Morrisons Supermarket: BBD 18 Sep 14, poured into two Veltins Pilsner badged glasses on 2 Nov 13.
Looked like almost every other Czech lager/pilsner on earth: golden, clear and bright. Usual no show of a lasting head too.
Gets my regular score of 3 for an odourless pilsner/lager: although this did have a slight metallic hint with a grass stain on it.
The taste was neither here nor there: grains rule overall, some sweetness at first, then a dry hop finish ensues. Refreshing enough, but not the best lager/pilsner in the world, that’s for sure.
johndoughty (4737) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bought from Morrisons at Bilston. Bronze with a malty aroma. Maltiness dominates producing a flavour that sems stronger than its real strength. A good Czech style lager.
rauchbier (3735) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, from Morrisons Scunthorpe. Deep gold, thin but lasting white head and gentle condition. Solidly grassy hops initially in the nose with a background of delicate honeyed malty sweetness, quite dry in the mouth with a persistent hop note and low maltiness, lingering restrained hop bitterness in the finish, very drinkable for its strength.
mr_h (4445) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons, Ayr - clear golden, good foamy white head, pale malty, corn aroma, no lacing, very bland, bitter for a lager
JohnRMurdoch (4166) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500ml bottle from mr_h. Rich golden yellow, big foamy head. Resin corn malt aroma. Dry resin grain flavour. Bland & insipid. Not a good lager.
SarkyNorthener (3799) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from morrisons. Golden Orange/yellow beer with medium frothy head. Aroma of malts and perfume. Taste is floral, cereal and some soft perfume. Drinkable at best.
flying_pig (1358) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle from Morrisons (Ł1.99):
Part sweet, part bitter aroma that wasn’t very pleasant at all and contained some malts with a basic hop aroma on top. There was some bread and corn with a bit of barely towards the end too.
Clear & light amber coloured with a thin, foamy white head that turns soapy lacing quickly.
Bitter & quite a cheap tasting beer with some grassy hops and bitter malts upfront with a hint of butterscotch or vanilla but quite a light one. There is a strange sweetness that quickly turns bitter half way through and is coupled with a slightly skunky taste. The beer seems cheap and a little stale.
Light bodied and quite weak with light carbonation and a flat taste that has touches of citrus but still makes a pretty poor beer on the palate with a bitter taste that lingers for far too long.
A rather poor beer from the outset and a sorry excuse for a Czech lager. The taste was overly bitter and seemed stale with a taste that seemed very slightly off. The beer definitely tasted cheap and it was a struggle to finish the bottle.
berkshirejohn (5691) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Amber with a soapy white head; grassy aroma; soft grainy body; and some leafy bitterness before a predominantly malty finish. Rather basic, but then it’s only Ł1 a bottle, so I wasn’t expecting much.
Shaney (2424) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Helles Bernstein, ordentlich Schaum. Verhaltenes Hopfenaroma. Herb-bitterer Antrunk. Im Verlauf eher dünn, minimal malzig und leicht citrus-herb ausklingend. Das alles allerdings auf unterem Niveau. Ein Allerweltsschankbier, mehr nicht.