eRock_2013 (301) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2014 Happy 2014! For my first beer review of the new year, I’m doing a flashback to one of my first international beers, San Miguel 1516, which I enjoyed on a spring break vacation to Spain a few years back. This was an exceptionally flavorful golden pale lager, relatively strong malty flavors and some sweetness (brewed with all malt in accordance with the 1516 German purity law, hence the name). Also a solid pilsnerish bitterness. In fact, first drinking straight out of the bottle, I originally mistook this beer for an amber lager judging by the dark packaging and the heavier flavor. As a relative beer novice at the time I was rather impressed with this beer; having since considerably expanded my horizons, I realized this really wasn’t in the same league as other quality beers. Nonetheless, I have fond memories of imbibing 1516 while relaxing on a balcony overlooking a quaint courtyard on a sunny Spanish afternoon in Sevilla. Having since returned to Spain, I still find this to be an acceptable industrial lager for casual consumption.
kevnic2008 (8816) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Many thanks for this bottle to teddybeer. A golden watery head and lace. Aroma of paper. A bland paper flavor. thin and watery. Not terrible but not really good.
PriorL (2313) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: grains, bitter, little fruity.
TASTE: grains, little fruity.
hviggen (29) - Kongsvinger, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fra flaske 0, 25 l. Lite lukt, men god smak av litt sitrus. Lyst og lett øl. God for tørsten
djoeye (2000) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
25cl tiny brown bottle, so I bough 2 at Systembolaget Luleå, 1 for me and 1 for my beautiful прибира& Grassy hoppy scents and some hay, some sour grass too.
Possible to make some head when pouring 90’ into a mug,
and the head is standard beer offwhite, and it actually stands for a while.
Body is beer yellow, slightly more yellow than many pale lagers are.
Tastes grains, dust, metallic malts, some hops, some water.
Mouthfeel contains some bitterness, some water, some faint malts.
It is not bad this beer. Nevertheless aftertaste is disappointing, with only some cardboard and old butter and hints of alcoholic malts.
Good that is was only 25 cl. If it were more, spicy tapas would be an absolute necessity.
Cunningham (5080) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Clear golden color with a fine white head that leaves some lacing.
Aroma: Mild malty, mild fruity and mild hoppy.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Mild malty, mild fruity and mild hoppy.
Overall impression: Nice and refreshing in the sun! Better than expected.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden.
Celikelf (64) - TURKEY - SEP 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It is a nice beer that you should try once. Buy it is not one of my favorite beers.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SamTheBarrel (513) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
250ml bottle, pours clear golden with a small white head. A faint aroma of malt and corn. A light taste of malt, crisp and with a slight bitterness. Low carbonation. Very similar to any other San Miguel beer I have had, it’s drinkable but not something I would seek out to try again.
Rasmus40 (12339) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Systembolaget Hansacompagniet, Malmö. Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and corn. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. Watery. 180813
smmaaren (257) - NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33 cl bottle from cafe in Altea, Spain. Didn’t get a glass from the waiter so I had to drink it straight from the bottle. Refreshing in the summer heat - but nothing special.