BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2011 Bottle. Pours clear amber with an average, frothy and bubbly white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toast, nutty), average hops (spicy, earthy), and a clean lager character. Flavor is moderate malt with a nice hop balance and medium-light bitterness; clean and smooth with a light sweetness. Light body, low warmth, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.
jtclockwork (10441) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s still one of the best lagers I’ve had and you can find it just about everywhere now. Pours deep gold with nice white head. Nose and taste is very fruity, nice hop and malt balance. Nose has some floral grass in it. Rated 2/8/2000
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber with large off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with caramel and light hoppy notes. Flavor goes same way but has some off notes. Ends slightly bitter.
FatPhil (10297) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
Pale orange, tiny head. Slightly dull aroma. Decent carbonation, not too fizzy. Nutty and woody, sweet honey notes, malty taste, slightly creamy, however on top of all that there’s also a load of hops too - noble and bittering. Long nutty and bitter finish. Does become less interesting after a while, but still a very good lager.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with an nice though average head. Hoppy floral aroma and some sweetness. The flavour is fruity and dry with malts. Nice semi-dry long lasting aftertaste. What a great brew indeed!
Bov (10215) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 18, 2000
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 re-rated 9-2009; courtesy of Ric Jackman - translucide and bright amber colour with a solid, creamy, persistent and slightly beige foam; a fair and charming flowery hoppiness with notes of oranges; a decent malt body and tart bitterness; subtle carbonation; long flowery finish with notes of caramel - should be used as a benchmark to judge all other lagers
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This amber colored beer has a nice head and an aroma of fruit and malt. The flavour has notes of fruit, flower and malt, and it’s exceptionally fullbodied "only" being a lager. The bitterness is moderate, but just right for this beer, that is almost ale-like.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I have never been a fan of their "flagship" beer. Something just doesnt sit right. Dont get me wrong, it blows any macro brew out of the water...but I try not to drink this too much.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2011 Tasted from a 12 oz bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pours a light orange-amber appearance with a light-medium head. Aroma is a mostly malty. Mostly malty but somewhat sweet flavor. Good session brew.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2011 Bottle. This and Magic Hat were what we went with in College when we actually had money. Given our usual drink when we had no money, which was most of the time, was Keystone Light, this tasted pretty damned good by comparison. Pours reddish-gold with a small head and good lacing. Aroma is bitter pilsner with toffee malt. Taste is more of the same. Not very complex, but it’s still not as bad as a lot of people make it out to be.