dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Nice easy drinking lager. Nothing special. Had worse. Had better.
JFGrind (1844) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2003
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin head, golden color, and much like an American Standard a sweet aftertaste. Good budget beer that you can pawn off to your macro drinking friends.
PorterPounder (5541) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2005 Rerate Poured with a nice thick creamy white head - dissipated quickly and left no lacing. Pleasant orangeish appearance. Kind of a sweet, biscuity aroma with a malty undertone. Flavor has a bit of honey sweetness overlaying the malt. Kind of deadens as it nears the end - nothing really exciting going on here. Typical Eastern European Lager/Pilsener.Original 2.9 Odd flavors - reminds me of Baltika (Russian) beer I had a while back. Specimen look to the pour. Kind of a sweet aftertaste that is not unpleasant - kind of a yeast malty twang to it. Aroma - a bit like unrefined wort - like walking through a big brewery. Nothing to write home about - but not offensive.
Aurelius (4176) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice malty aroma. Sweet, malty with some veggie/earthy/peaty undertones. Strong hop kick on the backend, with grainy finish. Good bottle, lousy label, distressing specimen-colored beer. Deep cloudy gold with flocculent bits of yeast.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I actually got some odd coca-cola flavors and aromas out of this one. The rest was basic Bohemian Pilsner--plenty of hops and with a sharp bitterness. Very good, I should say.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not what I expected. Started crisp with citrus and then went to an earthy, roasted potato kind of feel. Maybe just the slightest hint of clove at times. Nice surprise.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden. small head that slips away quietly. This had a thin/medium malt body. The main impression was the hop - somewhere between herbal/black pepper and "dirt" - i finally decided that it was somewhere inbetween and that, yes, it was a very interesting and tasty hop.
nicbristol99 (44) - Des Plaines, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Disappointing. Has an odd, almost chemocally taste, that persisits long after drinking. Also some vegetal notes. A bit grassy maybe. Not really worth buying again.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2005 I popped the top and BOOM!...the beer started foaming like crazy. Nevertheless, I’m starting to realize that Czech lagers aren’t as bad as American Standards. This one has a decent amount of flavor, like an Obolon, though I can taste the 5% alcohol, so it’s not well-hidden. Also, the label is the ugliest damn thing I’ve ever seen! It’s designer must’ve been color blind!............Anyway, bottom line: it’s a very pleasant, relatively malty lager that I’d be glad to drink again.
’’Holy Cow!’, as Harry Caray would have said. This is one of the strangest-smelling brews I’ve had in ages, but not in a bad way. The sweet Czech malt smell is not quite reproduced in the flavor. The taste is sweet, yet crisper. Somewhat licorice-ish and sweet, with odd malt tastes that are beyond my abilities to describe. I can’t see the hops others see, but I’d like to try it again and see how it stacks up against other quality Czech brews.’
hankborso99 (9) - Long Island City, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2002 does not count
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very average beer, but the price is right at a buck a pop.