21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
a very clear golden color. not much goin on in the aroma, i got some corn and a slight hint of hops. boring body, beyond boring. the body was slightly skunked, nothing good at all.
dhshool (22) - Richmond, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a crystal clear very pale yellow with lots of carbonation. The huge slightly off white head took about 2 minutes to subside to about an inch. Aroma is of citrus, then hops, then maybe corn. After about 3 minutes there is just a trace of foam left and a scant amount of lacing. The taste is a good balance of lemon / hops / malt, pretty smooth with strong, but not overpowering carbonation. A nice bitterness in the aftertaste at first, but turns a bit metallic after that. Although not my favorite Polish pilsner, it has itís own character and is a pretty tasty balanced beer. I would buy again.
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured golden brown with short lasting off white head. Slight hopy smell with hints of citrus. Initial flavor of strong hops with again, a grassy citrus finish. One of the best Polish beers I have tasted so far.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2005
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not one of my favourites here.Poured almost clear later grabbing hold of the bottom and giving it a faint hint of yellow. major brewer corn taste, minus the metal. I didnt get any charachteristics traits nor hops really. Maybe a bit bitter from the corn spheal. Id prefer Okocim.
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden with a white head that fades to scum. Dusty, burnt malt aroma with rotting vegetables, herbal hops and coins. Adjuncts all over the place. Flavor is goofy... cardboard and wood over sweet cereal grains in mineral water with a lemon twist. Bittersweet to finish with some plastic notes. A chore to drink.
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MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 7, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml bottle. Poured golden yellow with a thick white head. Head didnít last long. Light grain aroma with a touch of apples. Flavor is not too bad-mainly a European pilsener with light fruit and mild hops. Light corn finish. Not bad.
DuffMan (6552) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2005
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 Pale yellow gold, faintly hazy, moderate head. No real aroma, but a nice palate that has a noticable bitter hoppiness to it. I was pleasantly surprised with this one.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 27, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(11.2 oz bottle: $1.41 at Hi Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Hmm, the nose on this beer doesnít exactly fill me with anticipation for tasting it. Honestly, this doesnít smell good at all; it smells like someone soaked their stinky, fungus-encrusted feet in a bad lager. The graininess isnít pleasant, and thereís no hops aroma. I got the glass to my nose, but thatís about as close to my mouth as I want this glass to get. But try it I must. Cheap grain, minimal sweetness, mild bitterness, ack, this tastes like an American macro. It most certainly doesnít taste hoppy. Slight cardboard in the finish. Body is light, but pleasantly carbonated, so itís not watery. Pale straw in color with perfect clarity, thus allowing the display of what I consider to be the perfect carbonation -- small, slowly rising bubbles evenly distributed throughout the body. Tall white head insisted that I empty this bottle in two pours, and itís held a thin layer for the entire session. Lacing is minimal, though. The fancy "smokestack" type bottle is pretty, as is the beer itself, but these donít make the beer taste better. I have to assume this beer is better in Poland.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2005
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, Buffalo Brew Fest. Pale golden, sparse white head. Harsh gasoline like alcohol, sweet, grainy. Rough palate. The slightest hint of hops saves this beer but there isnít anything worth saving. A tough cookie to swallow.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this one bottled. Typical boring pilsener appearance, golden yellow and bubbly, slightly musty odor, but BOY what a taste! Probably one of the best lagers Iíve ever had. Complex and delicious, notes of apple, pear and grape, with an excellently balanced hoppiness. I can certainly overlook the aroma and appearance for a great overall rating.