pilsnerrogge (2786) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden coloured with a disappering head. Somewhat malty aroma. Sweet and malty flavour. Drinkable, but thatís about it.
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Okay but nothing special stood out. Pours a thick white head and had with little to none aroma. Flavor is kind of bland at times but not too bad. Overall there just wasnít anything to it.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2004
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Iím sorry for not getting this garbage out of the way years ago. After I rated Doggie Claws I saw someone else had rated this. Boy did it bring back some awful memories. This crap sucks....and thatís putting it nicely. Thereís a local Italian restaurant that promotes this crap. The server looked totally insulted when I told her how much they were ripping off folks by charging $4.00/bottle.....can you believe that? I bet if Bush or Kerry would stand up for craft beer theyíd carry the election. Geez....$4....something stinks bad there. Anyway, itís that bad, from start to finish. Itís like that guy on the lable is just snickering at you. It donít taste like a fart like Corona, but itís darn close. Do yourself a favor and avoid this garbage. BTW, Iím writing this based on an experience from some time ago. Iíd never try this again, not even on a bet.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2004
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 At least it doesnít give you the shits like drinking the water in Italy does. Its available just about everywhere there, and if you donít want the wine this is about the only choice. Not bad but not good either. House wine is the better choice. 1.2 .. .. rerate: 04 Sep 2009 .. 12oz bottle at Aaronís Pizza in Orange Park, FL. Had a cold one straight from the bottle with a large mushroom and black olive pizza. My wife had a glass of wine so I had the opportunity to compare the beer to a medium-low quality California Cabernet Sauvignon. The beer was a better match to the pizza. Flavor was better than I remember from years ago, with sweet pale malts and a mild hop bitterness, better tasting than the typical American macro lager. It hit the spot pretty well, and I would have had a second had I not been driving. 2.2
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2004
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bitter taste. Average. Nothing to get your attention. Boring really. Light enough to enjoy with a heavy dinner, but thatís pushing it. You would think the place that gave birth to Versace, Prada, and Dolce&Gabbana would have created a much more elaborate beer.
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not hard to find the skunky one. I do not know if I would go so far as to call it the Italian Rolling Rock. A little watery and sweet. Pretty well balanced. Not bad but sometimes when in the Italian district and eating Italian food, besides wine, an Italian beer sounds nice and this is all that is usually offered.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Comparable to Birra Moretti but has less malt and is a little more watery. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is non-existent - a slight hint of malt. Taste is moderatly sweet with some caramel. Mouthfeel is weak and watery. Not good but not necessarily offensive either.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
As my friend beaconstreet put it in his rating, I did at first compare this to an Italian version of Rolling Rock. Which it sort of is, though I might lean more towards Miller High Life now. I probably wouldnít buy this.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tastes a bit common, but has a slight edge of distinction. Kind of bitter at some sips? Oh yeah, definitely a sipping beer. Jine says this is like an Italian Rolling Rock, I think it might be like an Italian Heineken, but a stroke better. Itís okay, and looks classy. Bubbly. Appropriate for a banquet probably.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is much like most of the macro pale lagers on the market... except that one has to pay more because itís imported from Italy. Not a bad drink, but it offers little special for its cost. Mild malt aroma, mild body, mild taste.