pivo (2542) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Full, sweet malt aroma and a dark gold color
make this enjoyable before the first sip.
Big taste - malty and bitter. Warm filling
mouthfeel. Overall fantastic. Lives up to
kingpepik99 (2) - burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 8, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Traditionally THE pilsner, floral hop aroma, beautifully balanced, and a clean finish.One caveat-the Budvar (Czeckvar) now available stateside is dated, Pilsner Urquell would do well to emulate this-in the meanwhile, make sure you purchase in a good store, with high turn-over...NASTRAVE!
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great beer! My dad’s favorite! I am not him however, but this stuff is pretty good for a Check beer. No aftertaste (At last not with Chili) good for Summers, or football season!
TheRavishingOne (45) - Cumming, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
It was great, because I got it for free as a birthday gift, but otherwise it was pretty much on the negative side. Extremely bland flavor and a sharply bitter aftertaste. It barely had an appearance as it is nearly clear with a slight brown tint too it, and it really (no really) didn’t smell like I should even taste it. So yeah, I liked it, right.
thejman454 (56) - cumming, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I didn’t care for this beer to much, too bitter with a bad aftertaste.
Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
The colour of this beer was wonderful. A bright gold. Oddly enough, this beer smelled like furniture polish and it didn’t taste much better. :(
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2003 I just don't like pilsner's, but this is probably as good as they come. Very hoppy in both taste and aroma, although I wasn't that thrilled with the aroma. Beautiful light golden color. I'm a dark beer man, so I'm going to stay away from these in the future, but if pilsner's are your thing this is probably the best way to go.
jmusial99 (27) - USA - FEB 3, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This has a ’skunky’ aftertaste like many of the green bottle German Beers. The fresher the better as this one seems to get skunkier with any aging.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2005 Gold with a white head.. Skunk aroma. Mild hop and malt flavor. Bitter hop finish.
rauchbier (3548) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2005 Bottle. Orangy gold, thin white head and moderate condition. Gentle grassy hoppiness and low malt in the nose, Soft in the mouth with and initial sweet chalky graininess nicely balanced out by a solid flowery hop note. Lingering dry hoppy bitterness in the finish that has some underlying honey teasing the tongue.