Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Why this is listed as a pale lager is beyond me. Itís a decent Bohemian Pilsener, golden with a modest bubbly head. The aroma is a bit light, grainy with some bready malt and earthy & floral hops. Nice carbonation, lively in the mouth. The flavor is adjunct free, sweet and malty with a hint of apple and a nice hop balance. Eastern European lagers arenít necessarily automatically bad.
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Ingevara (746) - SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Standard head. Little smell, not much flavour but there are s o m e malt and some not so displaced sugar that makes this beer slightly better than the average bulk lager.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought it just because I thought it to be a new country for me, but alas, Iíve had Estonian beers before. Looking good, though. Aroma is somewhat dusty with a slight hint of malts. Flavour, though, is not that very positive. That standard cooked/processed taste. Sweet and sour. Thin body. The best is the aftertaste. There is none.
stouby (3428) - Holbśk, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can, in Norway (040723).
Golden. Aroma and flavor like a typical pilsener. OK.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from LCBO. Golden yellow body, with a small white head. Sweet grainy aroma is non-descript, flavour is likewise. Average to light palate.
pintbypint (2274) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml brown bottle. Poured golden, loose white head with a soapy consistancy. Dusty, grainy aroma. Flavour was grain-forward, some sweet corny notes, but also with some grassy hop and small metallic bite in the finish.
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another eastern European beer that stacks up to the rest of boring beer we have on our shelves here in Ontario at the LCBO, anyways enough slagging.
Yello with white quick to go head. Grainy sweet aroma. This one has a definite fruit quality to it that I canít pin down, apples? Sweet sugary flavour and sticky palate.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2010 I think this beer is getting a rough ride here. I have to admit I was a tad biased after being burned out by the flood of east block welfair pilsners on the shelves...most of them either bland or with whacky off tastes that defy description...so, I thought, another slovack pilsner here...well I have to say I was prejudiced and almost missed a decent beer. Iím a Pilsner fancier and this beer is certainly a Bohemian styled lager...just has the saaz hopping is toned back... this exposes the sweet grainy malts . The body is substantial for a pils and there is ample malt as the gold color and great lacing attest to...for those wanting the dry bitter "bite" of Urquell...you wonít find it here...this beer is sweet, grainy and cidery with a sweet finish...almost like a Salzburg lager. At any rate I liked it..it was all malt and had a nice mellow decernment with just a tickle of hops that leave a cider impression....I think it has quality and is in the same class a Budvar.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pale straw colour with a small head. Aroma of grass and grains with some hop presence. Light body and a corn malt taste. Too highly carbonated
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. pale light golden with a small white head. apple, grain, grass, and a slight sourness. watery grainy body with no discernable flavours. although I didnít find it nearly as bad as Tim did, it certainly didnít have any substance. oh well, a new country at least.