KeefOz (1035) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tasted 25/3/15 at Lisbon, Portugal. BB 07.2015. Poured a crystal clear amber colour with a one- to two-finger white foamy head that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation moderate to high and coarse. Aroma subtly sweet with some corn; no obvious hops. Taste of semi-sweet carmel malt, hints of corn and no real bitterness; bland. Light body, very thin. Smooth, soft, crisp and best drunk cold. Ordinary. Another macro-lager.
mzaar (1856) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Burk. Klar guldfärgad med ett stort och långvarigt vitt skum. I doft och smak hittas malt, vitt bröd och gräs. Något tunn. Liten beska.
caribou43 (31) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 24, 2015
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
C’est vraiment de la bière de chantier, carajo, fade et cela va bien juste pour se désaltérer, si on a rien d’autre sous la main.
kto (20) - - MAR 19, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
clear yellow colour. corn, corn, corn. watery, sandy. bubblegummy sweet, especially aftertaste. not good
Cthulhu (18) - - MAR 18, 2015
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
If you go to Portugal stick with the amazing wine. There are only to major brands Sagres and Superbock , both are terrible but Sagres is really awful. One can taste the corn and the annoying sweet flavor.
mariuszek (249) - Gdynia, POLAND - MAR 10, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Uuuh. That is really bad. Sweet malt, corn, dirty rag aroma. Watery metallic sweet taste with very unpleasant vegetable finish. Awful. Heineken rules. I better get some wine here.
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Portugal’s national standard lager since 1940, with snow white, thick and frothy, even slightly gushing head supported by very strong, fizzy carbonation; colour a cristal clear, pale golden blonde. Very weak aroma (even at higher temperature): some corn sweetishness, hint of white bread, iron, field flowers and a whiff of grassy hops. Sweetish in the onset, corn, a tiny bit bready, very metallic with the expected strong carbonation; finish is mostly the lingering malt and corn sweetness, insufficiently balanced by a trace of floral and grassy hop bitterishness. In all: thirst-quenching as you can expect from the style, but just another generic standard pale lager, with too much corn sweetness and too metallic. I wonder when the craft beer revolution is going to reach Portugal - but considering the fact that it is already penetrating in its neighbour Spain, I expect something to happen there too within the coming years.
Towey1989 (245) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can from The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) Pours a clear pale golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of roasted grain, maize, mineral and a subtle herbal spiciness. Taste of maize, grass, sweet bread, mineral and spice. Moderate carbonation and a thin, watery texture. A sweet, cardboard finish. Don’t like the aftertaste at all.
arsol (701) - NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lys brun farge med tynt hvitt skum. Lukter malt og sødme. Lettdrikkelig, noe vannete. Noe malt og krydder i smak. Medium karbonert.
TedE (295) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2015
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 1 litre bottle (with twist top!) into glass. Pours amber with many fine bubbles. Nose is very sweet though faint. Watery body with a bit of spritz. Aftertaste is bad, lingering vegetables, tin and a hint of bubblegum. Not enjoyable. I’m drinking this ice-cold, can’t imagine how bad it is when it warms.