JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper-gold, very clear, very carbonated; yellowish tinted head. Sweetish-alcohol nose, very malty, nearly syrup. Taste is pure maltsyrup. This is a good malt liquor; sweet, alcoholic, pâtisserie, caramel. Syrupy MF, full bodied, very slick. Good - but not exciting. Probably excellent in its class - but that is not really difficult.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - OCT 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 (on bottle) I don´t know, maybe I was in a good mood. But this is a prime example of a ESL. Powerfull malted and alcohol nose, really intreaging. Has a wonderfull pale amber color and an small head. A really full mouth, loads of malt, brown nuts and craneberries. Sweetness in perfect balance to the hopping in the finish. And we´re talking a clean Saazerhop here, no amarillo or sweet cascade, clean czhech beer here.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is spicy, malty, hoppy and fruity (apples). Clear, golden coloured with a thin head. Malty taste, bit too sweet, fruity (oranges) and spices. Quite full bodied. Sticky brew. Alcohol decently hidden.
MiP (12863) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 Bottle.Golden colour with big, creamy, semi-stable white head. Aroma is very malty and pleasant. Flavour is very malty and very sweet. The alcohol does not show itself as clearly as could be expected, but nicely warming. A lot better than most superstrength lagers. 7 3 4 3 16
Bottle, 9%. Good sweetish malt flavour, quite caramelly, and peppery. Very nice, actually. 7 3 7 3 16
Donatas (188) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 28, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very strong. And maybe too strong. The dominant taste of this beer is alcohol. It’s kind of strange to find such a strong lager in Czech Republic.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2002
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
i gave up drinking metho for a good reason and i started drinking beer. this reminded me of those bygone days
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange and a little soapy aroma. Dark golden/orange colour, large white rocky head, diminishes fast, fair lace. Very sweet, fruity, thick, orange and apple. Long lasting finish with a little burn and a little alcohol bitterness. But they managed to hide the 9% quite good.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Syruppy and sickly stew of tropical fruit salad and bad vodka. Not as harsh as the 16 but that’s not saying a lot.
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2002
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sweet & heavy! Too much sweetness & too much aftertaste that was cloying.
omhper (18367) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep golden colour. Big fruity aroma (mashed apples). medium bodied, very sweet, sugary flavour. The sweetness totally dominates this beer, and I don’t really like that.