ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 18, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Canned(330ml). -Courtesy of and shared with Doggythedog (thanks!).
Yellow coloured, medium sized soapy white head that went away fast, remarkable watery nose. Weak malty, grainy and corn with touch of salt in the finish. Very watery even for San Miguel’s most exclusive beer...
Marko (3742) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 17, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can courtesy of a friend who brought it from Spain (thanks Ivana!)
Poured a yellow body with a small thick white head that went away at a medium pace. A remarkably empty aroma... hard water and some dust. And the taste was just as empty as I feared after smelling it. Quite watery, light beer, some grain and dust...popcorn? hm. Almost no hop, what little there is hard to discern. A typical watery run of the mill lager that might as well be made in Hungary.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 6, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another typical lager from Spain. Quite a bitter one, but not much complexity and almost no hops aroma nor flavour. A bit too heavy.
trapez (1484) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2008
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle 0.33 l. Bought in Spain. Golden yellow colour with small white head. More bitter, more malt than usual for Spanish beers.
Pinball (10595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
aroma started out sour, but fast evolved into a spicy flavor, which was intersting. flavor might well be a tiny bit more full than san miguel extra, but it is not at all as good as the reborn san miguel xv. i get a little sweet notes somewhere that are nice. they go away and in comes a rather nice bitterness.
gunnfryd (9701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pale golden colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malt, fruit. Flavour is sweet, apple, hop, malt. Boring beer.
yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle, thx to Tarjei. Pours a pale golden body with a minimal white head. Quite fruity on the nose, with yellow apples and a touch of tropical fruits. Some grains and a little lemon too. Malty flavor with yellow apples and some hoppy bitterness. Thin body. Slightly papery and cellar-like in the finish, due to it soon reacing BB-date? There’s also some fruits and a decent bitterness in the finish. A really boring beer, but not foul. (080720)
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
courtesy of Antonio Rey Ruiz - clear and bright golden colour under a foamy and fast collapsing white foam; corny and slightly herbal nose; moderate malt body with a light and slightly harsh bitterness; quite dry herbal finish - acceptable
oh6gdx (19929) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Pale yellowish golden colour with mediumsized white creamy/fluffy head. Aroma is grassy, grainy and hayish with some mild rubbery notes. Flavour is the same with a harsh bitterness coming in the finish. Aftertaste is grainy and hayish.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
25 cl bottle. Clear golden color, ok white head. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor is very sweet (almost honey), with moderate bitterness and halfdry finish.