KeefOz (763) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 Tasted 23/4/2013 draught "Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese", London. Poured a clear pale golden colour with a one-finger white foamy head that laced poorly. Moderate to high carbonation with lots of small bubbles forming trails. Aroma slightly of sweet malt. Taste of sweet malt followed by earthy hops - no real bitterness. Light body. Smooth with a sweet light finish.
wimpyjoe (2955) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rare cask version @ Sinclair’s Oyster bar in Manchester. Unexciting lager but tasty enough with a very clean and smooth taste.
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Parkhill. Very intense for the style. Aromas of citrus. caramel, hay, nutty. Taste is sweet, with average length. Velvety.
Douberd (1702) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
550 ml bottle, poured into an english pint glass. ABV 5%
Clear golden yellow colour on the body, white soapy head on top, nice two fingers tall. Good retention, little lacing on the glass.
Aroma of grass, hay and a bit of apple juice.
Taste is sweet, malts, again some apples, and grass.
Medium thin body, good carbonation.
Pretty good beer.
rangerred (861) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550ml bottle into a Samuel Smith nonic.
Pours a clear straw yellow with a billowy two finger head that very quickly fizzles away to a very thin cap. Abundant carbonation keeps the little foam around for awhile though.
Aroma of bready grain along with some soft noble hops. Not very strong but subtle and soft. A tiny bit of orange and lemon zest as well.
The flavor provides lots of bread with grassy/floral hops along with a hint of biscuit. Very typical for the style but this feels just a little more refined than some cheaper versions. Soft, clean mouthfeel with a nice crisp finish.
Overall, a decent, quaffable beer but not worth the steep price it commands. I would much rather drink a Baltika 3.
Dorqui (2056) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 0,50L - .
Golden bubbly color, medium head resistance. Malty and dried grassy aroma, pleasant cereals notes, little dampen final. Good lively taste, medium prickly body with an agreeable bitter content. Good alcoholic content, medium persistant final.
andregoncalves (1094) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle from taberna belga, braga, portugal. Light golden color with thin white head. Aroma is herby and light hop.
micmillon18 (27) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 550 ml bottle into an imperial pint glass. Pours a clear straw yellow with small, fizzy head. Scents of sweet malts and faint, grassy hops. Big malty sweetness upfront followed by mild grassy hops, with some tasty caramel flavors. Grain notes linger on the palate. Light bodied, softy carbonated, dry finish. Overall, a good lager that lets the malts do the talking.
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Above average beer but this is from someone who never really poops his pants in shock after drinking lagers... I was a bit surprised by the amount of carbonation...
tbopslt (332) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Pale yellow in color. Half inch head, minor lacing.
Very strong aroma of malt, rather pleasant. Full bodied taste for a lager, finishes strong with a heavy malt almost syruplike aftertaste.