hopscotch (9120) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... AWOL ’07... Mostly clear, light yellow lager with a small, fizzy, white head. Yeasty aroma with notes of white bread and biscuit malt. Perfectly-balanced, seltzer water-like flavor with mild notes of pilsener malt bitter hops. Medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish.
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 23, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
smell of malt,a bit sweet
tastt. a bit of citrus and a hint of beer?!
and if you tast it a little bit longer, somemalt and very hidden bitterness ( a trace of hops?)
aftertastesome bitterness and very very hidden sweetness remembering bitter almonds
perhaps refreshing? Did a jar of beer fall into a big barrel of polar water?
goozen (2928) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Golden beerlike mineralwater thats wat i thinking about this Venezuelan lager must try this one on a hotsummerday.
JorisPPattyn (7889) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
My can claims a full 5% ABV, FWIW Very shortlived white head, over metallic yellow beer. First vanilla and grain, rapidly reduced to some sorry rainwater aroma with some derelict straw stalks in the puddle. Ever so slight honey aroma. Honey remains in the taste, but is superseded by a metallic tang, however restrained. Still, it is not really bad, and there’s even a resemblance of balance. Retronasal, I seeem to get some pineapple ester. Refreshing, perfect for a Carribean beach, I suppose. Light, not to say watery. Better than most of this TW pilseners; nice find, Dean!
OldGrowth (2654) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
8oz bottle at some waterfront bar in Bonaire that was a short walk from where the ship docked. Ok aroma. Strong enough. Doughy, lemongrass, skunky. Clean golden yellow color, ok head that quickly faded to nothing. No lace. Bitter flavor, like aroma with more of the doughiness coming through. Lite body, watery mouthfeel, crisp bitter finish. Went down easy, nothing special, nothing offensive. Oh well, worth a try.
badgerben (4396) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2006
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. Very pale yellow color with a thin head. Slightly grainy aroma and maybe a bit o’ fruit. Taste started as non-existant, but then unfortunately morphed into moldy grain fields. The more I drink, the more I cringe.
Tmoney99 (10595) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Florida. Light pale color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Light citrus grainy aroma. Light body with soft carbonation. Light sweet flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration. I would not recommmend this to a freind.
bierkoning (10172) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2006
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Small can. Rather strong grainy aroma. Medium bodied. Grainy flavor with sweet apples. Dusty mouthfeel. The aroma is almost OK, the flavor is not.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 14, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Standard lager color, fastly vanishing white head. Sweetness, esters and some honey tones in aroma. Thin to medium bodied. Flavor is somehow skunky with corn and sweetness, aftertaste dries mildly.
sanmiguel (118) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2006
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottled. No scent detected whatsoever. Has no taste, HOWEVER, it had an odd chemical aftertaste to it. I don’t know how to describe it but this is really bad beer. The chemical aftertaste scared me so, for my health’s sake, I decided not to finish Polar. AVOID!