Pita (1) - NAGORNO-KARABAKH - JAN 14, 2013 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Promised more than delivered...little citrus flavour and full-mouthed bitterness one expects from a well-hopped beer.
Clean and fresh...a light summer beverage produced to a budget rather than a full-rounded pilsener.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. I’m actual surprised that there is some hop flavour upfront. But a half second later, that’s it. Just watery, metallic, grainy malt after that.
Jimthechap (1195) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
My first observation is that the description on the bottle is just a touch masturbational and needs an overhaul. This sort of thing should not be left to some pointy-shoed marketer but someone with imagination and appreciation of the brewing process. I could rail at this for hours but will direct my attention a little more constructively. However: "The thirst quencher to share with mates"? Go and dip your head in a bucket of warm wank.
The beer appeared clear and light-golden with evident bubbles but nil head. The aroma gives off a bit of perfumy aromatic hop, carbolic soap and gooseberry. This comes through in the flavour, especially the soapiness, oddly enough. There is a nudge toward hoppy bitterness that reminds you of the gooseberry and this carries it toward a medium-short finish. Not a show stopper, but pleasant enough for having a few in the sun.