StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tally up another one to smelling like a skunk. It’s funny how that doesn’t make me pause from trying a beer though. Ah, the things we do for the liquids we love. Regardless - it’s a solid pilsener. Hoppy and fizzy, but good bittering agents bring out a robust, sharp, clean and refreshing every man’s beer. Commendable and dependable.
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2004
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
My boss owed me beer and this is what he got me. Gold pour, small head, active carbonation. Weak hop nose, slightly skunky. Gross weak and watery. Little aftertaste. Yuk.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The original. Ah hell this is a damn nice beer. Head, lacing, aroma a bit weak, bitterness. Lovely beer.
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What can I say, I’m a sucker for this stuff. Crisp, refreshing, and pleasingly complex flavor. Lots of layers and hoppy overtones in the finish. A benchmark for me.
pinotwinelover (18) - USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The original, what can one say. This is a fine beer,but the skinky hops are somewhat aparent. This is a great summer time beer.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally, a green-bottle beer that doesn’t suck. Light orange/red with a small, white head. Pleasant aroma of caramel and sweet malt. Flavor also caramel and malt, some yeast (!), and generous bitters hops in the finsh. Fairly thin but the stickiness makes it feel thicker. Much better than expected.
tplindler (37) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden, slightly bitter, but quite refreshing. When I find myself wanting something a little lighter, this is a hands down favorite.
SimonB (66) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 1, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(500 ml can). Creamy average to large white head, fully diminishing, less then fair lacing. Very clear deep gold body. A lot of spicy hops aroma (saaz) as well as strong caramel and some tones of bread and grains. In my mouth, first medium high malty sweetness that rapidly fade away for heavy hops bitterness. Precisely, flavors of sweet caramel and hops first then huge saaz hop bitterness that hides for good the initial flavors. The bitterness is of long duration. As for the palate, it’s a medium body beer which as some kind of mouthfullness first but at the end it’s mostly a dry finish that we feel. Also as a final feel some kind of light astringent probably caused by the high bitterness. A beer that I truly enjoy, had the chance to taste it in Plzen both at the brewery (unpasteurized and unfiltered) as well as the Pilsner Urquell restaurant. Everytime I serve myself a glass of it here in Montreal, those amazing memories comes back! Simply world class (for me).
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow body with a white head. A fresh pilsner with a grasy aroma and nice hobs flavor. Has a dry aftertaste.
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best of the main line pilsners, nice and bitter, with a golden body, and fresh aroma