barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I asked some regulars what was the wimpiest beer at Rich O’s and was told it was Spaten Lager. I had one of these to field-test it for my sister and it was indeed wimpy. I wish I could think of a better descriptor.
haf (531) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sigue la ley de pureza alemana. Fuerte. Sabor a Malta y bastante aroma. No muy Carbonatada, con espuma normal.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very light straw gold body with a thick loose white two finger head. Nose is skunky as all get out. First taste that jumps out is corn. Very strong adjunct taste. Very sweet with a cardboard like malty flavor. Mouthfeel is very watery. Finish is sweet and sticks to your tongue. This is just a little too sweet for me. Not an awful beer, but not a good one either.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A slightly sweet taste. Otherwise your average euro lager, slightly better than most. On tap @ the Essen Haus, Madison, WI.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2005 Looks like an ordinary lager, but tastes somewhat nicer and fresher. Great summer beer.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the Sharp Edge Beerfest an above average crappy european lager....maybe a helles, but i wouldn’t come close to calling it that
foglemark (42) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gigantic head even with a modest pour. No distinct tastes but hints of citrus and bitterness from the hops.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2004 Had this one from a small keg. Not too bad...very smooth palate. Taste reminiscent of Ayinger Brau-Weisse, because it is so light and even...shall I say...sweet? Looks nice too, with a good head--be careful pouring this one. The head will catch up to you if you’re not to careful. Definitely worth a try.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a fair European mass-produced lager. Although not as full or flavourful as Warsteiner, Spaten is about the second or third best readily available keg around here, really...with the exception of Warsteiner or Guinness I guess. Naturally, it tastes better from the keg than from the bottle. I know this without even having it from the bottle. It’s common sense.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
watery gold body with a white head. Smells light malt, sugar, german hops, orange peel. Sweet clove taste, orange/lemon creme and malts. Decent beer.