luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Old standby from Balkan travels, surely one of the better ones out there. Robust flavors and crisp body. Few off-notes for a Balkan lager and impresses with its punch. By not f’ing things up too much it settles ahead.
niquillis (1835) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
On draught and bottle in various bars in Skopje, Macedonia. This is the national drink of Macedonia and you can’t avoid it in many bars. A very bland pilsner, similar to its equally uninteresting Heineken relation. Thank god for Lasko Dark which was available in some bars.
kwik-lime (1517) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2011
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Having been stuck with this stuff for three days in Macedonia, I can’t believe it’s in the top quartile of pale lagers. One of the thinnest palates I’ve ever tasted in a beer, skunky aftertaste and hints of rotting vegetables. I had this from can, tap and bottle and it was rancid from all three.
Rasmus40 (14163) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, light malty and hoppy - straw. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Light bodied. Better than most pale lagers. 160211
Russo (1902) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought in Ohrid, Makedonia. Pale yellow with a medium head. Aroma is malty. Just a little bit refreshing. Nothing else.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Unofficial Dutch RB Meeting. Golden colored brew. Watery, metallic bitterness, bad malts. Bad brew.
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can @ meeting. Aroma is hay and malt.
Flavour has some watery bitterness and some hay. Boring
Borresteijn (5459) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2010
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
33cl Can at The Good, The Bad & The Ugly tasting. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of light grassy hops, light pale malts, light sweet. Flavour is very metallic, light malty, light bitter metallic finish. Thin bodied, very nasty.
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Unofficial Dutch RB Meeting. Average pils, not very bad, not very good. Some faint hops, decent carbonation.
Cuso (6092) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 10, 2010
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
0.33l bottle, gift from Macedonia. Light golden color, creamy white head with good lace. Aroma hoppy, with hints of citrus. Taste watery, notes of yeast and something artificial, soapy finish. Disaster.