MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz green bottle. Label reads "Dutch Classics A Dutch style Pilsener beer". Bit of green bottle skunk to start that dissipated rapidly to a light spicey hop aroma. Clear golden orange with medium rocky white head. Sweet grainy malts with some nice nobel hop flavor. Medium body with slightly sweet finish and a bit of residual bitterness. Not a bad pilsner.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is an average refreshing pilsener. Nice, gold color and good clarity.
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a pilsener glass. Clear light gold color with dozens of bubble columns feeding the white 2 finger head. Aroma is corny adjunct with little to no hops. Taste is of malt husk and adjuncts, but not as vile as most American macros. Quite refreshing and smooth. Great beer for a hot day.
djd07 (8778) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a orange golden color, looks like ginger ale with a small bubbly head. The aroma is a sweet corn and black licorice. Sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is also sweet and licorice with a clean finish. Not too much going on with this pilsener.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500cl can. I like the euro can style... reminds me of europe. But anyway, its a typical light lager thats macro brewed and fairly bland. Slight vegie aroma and adjunct laden flavor with little hop flavor. Nothing too off, but nothing good. Not worth the price that you pay over here.
douglas88 (8108) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml can. Pours a light gold with a weak head. The taste is semi-sweet with a earthy corn and veg. taste. Quite thin, almost oily. Overall, not very good, but OK.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Bought from the singles shelf at Trader Joe’s. Pours a clear yellow with minimal head. Aroma is light skunk initially then mostly grassy hops with some light vegetable aromas. Flavor is actually a bit more pilsner in character though, lightly bitter with some grassiness and hay like qualities and a good hop presence. Ruined in part this flavor profile is by some assorted adjuncts that are difficult to place ( i guess that’s a yoda sentence). Finish is lightly bitter, dry, medium in duration, and not unpleasant. Not terrible, has a touch of weird sweetness at the start that fades to a decent finish.
bhensonb (13735) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
50 cL can. Slightly corny aroma. Hint of grass. Brassy gold color with a very impressive white head. Medium body with slightly harsh carbonation. Starts with pale malt sweetness accompanied by Noble hop. A bit watery towards the finish, which is a tad vegy with definite, though light, bitter. It’s ok.
StefanSD (2322) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2007
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 12 oz bottle. Pours a transparent yellow gold with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma was light and sweet. Flavor was like very watered down Heineken. This is a weak beer. Mouthfeel was thin and watery, with a bit of a lingering pasty after film. Finish is weak with a disturbing sweet aftertaste. Not recommended, I am very pissed off that I bought a whole sixer. Re-rate note(9-13-07): having finished the whole six pack I am lowering my score; This beer really stands out as pathetic, there is a consistent metallic saccharine aftertaste in every bottle that I detest. Only the village idiot will buy this twice.
brianprentiss (691) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2007
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
i guess there’s something cool about reviewing a retired beer. it says dutch classic but they’re retiring it? well, it probably should be, it’s rubbish. i would expect more from the dutch...well, let me take that back, they also gave us heineken.