Grima (2000) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, - FEB 16, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Der Schaum ist mittelporig und sehr langlebig, es bilden sich viele CO2 Bläschen. Der Geruch ist sehr ausgewogen. Leichte Hopfentöne gesellen sich zu den dominierenden Malz Aromen. Der Antrunk ist ernüchternd. Es schmeckt recht malzig, aber die 6,1% schmeckt man sofort raus, es schmeckt sehr alkoholisch. Kommt geschmacklich sehr an das ein oder andere Starkbier ran. Ansonsten ists wirklich ok. Die guten Malzaromen heben die Punktezahl wieder an :-D
GoufCustom (395) - HONG KONG - NOV 18, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
500 ml can at abv 5.0% bought at the 759 Store in Sheung Shui Centre.
Non-piss golden yellow colour; One quarter finger head and soapy white foam which last for about 40 seconds; Minimal lacing with active hard carbonation; Pungent smell of malt, with strong corn, syrup, caramel, light bread, unknown chemical, very light lemon and light grass; Light sweet taste of thin malt, with light wet cardboard, light metallic, corn, grains, syrup, light lemon and very light grass; Light body, thin with slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is somewhat thicker and maltier and less grainy than most macro Pales, but with some hint of band aids (not too offensive), slightly papery but otherwise not much sweetness and clean; Hoppiness is very low lemon and fake grass in nose and taste. Close to zero bitterness, not much of a finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy but a bit chemical to mouth.
Comment: By all means a supermarket cheapo macro, this is a lot better than the same brand’s Blonder Bräu Bière Blonde De Luxe, at least with a lot less oxidation or off tastes. Still, it’s corny as usual, cheap fake bitterness, and a bit chemical-ish to be likeable in the context of macro Pales. Skip it.
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On 13th Nov 2013 I had a little lager/pilsner tasting session with the wife: two French, a UK brewed Budweiser and two other ’craft’ UK lagers. This green dumpy 25cl bottle was the second one.
Poured into a Veltins badged stemmed tulip it looked a bit pale: pale golden that is, clear and clean with a small fading white head.
More hop than malt in a weak nose and taste: some grain and grass notes but a really bland effort. Cheap supermarket brew and it showed, I preferred it’s weak 2.8% ABV brother I had before this: only just better than the UK brewed Bud (which was next).
KnutAlbert (5544) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap in Antibes.
Glowing gold, lively carbonation. Nothing wrong with the looks. Soft and round. Very like the market leade. When consumed in big gulps on a hot day, there is a slight hoppy bite.
WheatKing (972) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Purchased from a Kiwi Mart, Phnom Penh. Kind of sad when this is the best beer of a tasting night. Pours straw, nose of hay and light, light malt, flavour is very light, with definite hops. Easy to drink. As the style should be.
Silvan7 (429) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 28, 2013
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Can from pizza delivery. Me l’hanno regalata assieme ad una pizza a domicilio. Vale esattamente il prezzo che l’ho pagata. Non ha profumo se non quello di pipi (non è un’iperbole). Non ha gusto se non quello del metallo , deduco dovuto ad una pessima conservazione. non sa nemmeno cosa sia il corpo. un disastro su tutti i fronti.
seritomi (273) - HUNGARY - MAY 28, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Középsárga, habtalan erősen szénsavas. Jellegtelen és híg.
tampierre (562) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 22, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled ; Devon ; UK ; Malt,caramel,heavy cereal and light grassy aroma ; Clear golden color with minimal head ; Sweeter taste with bitter finish ; Lighter body ; Not extremely bad.
CanCrusher (404) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - APR 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0,25L. Clear, golden yellow colour with barely detected white head. Skunky aroma, some corn and some sweet notes. Taste is similar to other euro lagers, nothing outstanding. Kinda neutral at the start, turns into light bitter aftertaste. Not that bad. I expected worse....
Graham77 (162) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
250ml bottle. Next to no aroma, slight cereal. Taste pleasant enough but very watery and slight bitterness from the hop extract. A cheap lager.
erickok (2809) - Tours, FRANCE - JAN 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden body with flimsy grey head. Rough malts, pilsner yeast, white bread. Straightforward. Bubbly mouth feel, not without texture but quite bloaty. Looking okay but the mouth feel is too bubbly for its taste richness. Light bitter. It’s okay. (50cl can from Carrefour in Tours)