Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden hue shows only a small fading white head, a state which contrasts with the goodness of this product. A pleasant pils malt display that procures the toasted notes I look for in the style without spare. Hay and straw like, fresh, grassy, floral, herbal. This feels pretty much like a textbook version. Despite the heavy filtering, the yeast can’t be overshadowed completely and leaves a doughy signature that procures some depth to this otherwise unpretentious beer. Great mouthfeel, the small bubbles make for a crisp and engaging carbonation despite the global thinness. Simple, refreshing and authentic example that does everything right, but nothing grand.
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toasted malts proliferate into fresh bread crusts and earth. Straightforward, nearly hopless, but some quality extraction must reside within.
As suggested in the aroma, toasted malts are indeed luxurious, and trail off into enticing dryness and earthiness. Finishes softly, with a brushing hop bitterness. Some mineral nature to it, but diluted into the able maltiness.
A fresh baguette won’t stir the senses too much, but it will definitely waken the stomach.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured a fairly rich golden color with a durable head and a nondescript malty aroma. Light bodied with a thin sweet caramely flavor and a not too beerlike bitterness. No bottling date info-approach with caution.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden with a good sized white head. Aroma is that of a typical pale lager. Taste is a little to light for my liking. Slightly herbaceous, but not much else. Not my favorite beer.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a hazy pale golden, medium foamy white head, spotty lacing, with virtually no carbonation. Pale malt aroma, also slightly grassy. Oat/Barley on the tongue, semi-sweet. Medium body and mouthfeel. Somewhat muttled... not very crisp. Combination grassy & honey milk flavor on the finish. A somewhat hefty Pale Lager.
JPDIPSO (5569) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Heavy looking golden liquid with a full two fingers of heavy cream colored dense bubbles. Grainy and malty aromas along with herbal hops and grass clipping that have been under the lawn mower for a week. Dry and slightly chalky on the palate. Dry start with a middle of sweet pale malt mixed with lots of minerals. A few fleeting seconds where this actually has some nice flavors, but these are swept away by more minerals and old herbs. Another industrial lager from the Czechs.
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold to mahoganey with a small off-white head. Mild hop with a honey-citrus nose. Sweet malt flavor with mild hoppy notes. Medium and fizzy palate.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice beer, Yellow in color. Pours with a thin head. It is malty and rich in flavor. The beer is hoppy. The hop flavor builds as the beer is consumed. Good lager.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark yellow with thin white head. Grassy, malty aroma. Malty and rich, with a mild hop note. Hops build as the beer is consumed. Not a bad lager.
Frank (3970) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2003
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I was expecting an authentic pilsner and instead I got this crap. Light golden brown color. Fizzy white head. Sweet bready aroma. Cloyingly sweet that is. Oddly thick, sticky palate. Hard to drink.