Aurelius (4028) - 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.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2004 Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (light bread, grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a note of apple. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. New bottles available in the States no longer have the "Boom" crap, and use the traditional Pernstejn label. Horrible stuff.
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 8, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2009 loved this beer. amazing butterscotch aroma, more buttery than sugary. very dry but with full pineapple hops. leaves a toffee apple impression as it disappears in the mouth. has to be tried
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 26, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden-orange colour, fine lace, well-hopped, full and pleasant