Foxbush (1819) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 This was very pleasant beer with an Italian disk of sausage. Not outstanding but very drinkable. The head was small but stayed with beverage. The color was gold and the aroma had hints of hops. Christmas beer 2013. Medium body with soft carbonation. Grassy taste on the finish
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had this on 9-5-04 at Tuscany Ristorante in Newport News, VA. Bottled. Pours an efferevescent straw colored blond. Medium white head. It settles quickly with only some foam around the edges of the glass. Nose is mildly malted and slightly grassy. Pleasant enough and not skunky - obviously a fresh bottle. Taste is about where I expected it to be. Minimal malt with some cereal and grassy notes. Hint of cardboard. Palate is light but moderately carbonated. Finish is more cereal and some sweetness. Not too bad! Went well with dinner also!
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not too bad a stab at the easy drinking lager category. A little weak, but very drinkable.
badgerben (4869) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2004
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Oh my god... my friend slides my the bottle in disgust. "How bad could it be?" I wonder. As I tip the bottle towards my nose and mouth, a skunk lifts its tail and blasts me in the face with its stank. I’m sure it was a light struck bottle, but I couldn’t even pick up on anything else underneath it. No points.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
nothing very exciting, i might be a little bored of serving it all day long at work, i would still perfer moretti
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not dissimilar to the Birra Moretti I had earlier: a sweet pale lager with a bitter aftertaste. However, I think the craftsmanship is a bit below the Moretti. The beer poured a clear gold. The aroma was of sweet malt, less sour than the Moretti. The head was decent sized but quickly faded into a yeasty film. The flavor was sweet and malty as well, but the aftertaste was quite bitter and bordering on metallic/medicinal. Not a great beer.
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled (BB 12/2004)
Dark honey yellow, small white head. Aroma is sweetish malts, a bit unclean. Bitterish palate, lacking malt volume and flavor has hints of corn. One-dimensional and boring.
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2004
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
(Bottled) Golden color with small head. Fruity, reasonably malty, sweet aroma with pear and berry notes. Somewhat malty, fruity flavor with low bitterness and no finish. Light to medium-bodied, carbonated palate. Interesting aroma, but dull flavor and quite light and carbonated body.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is another of the total brain explosions where I have had this so often but never rated it. Here we have what is a typical euro lager with at least a bit of character. The presentation is as generic euro as can be, as is the nose and flavour. This is a good beer when fresh and the need for a cold crisp beer arises. At the moment in wet and cold Sydney this one does not beckon at all.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours gold, smells light but nice, has flavor of hops but is mild. Overall not bad at all for a session pale lager.