Derek881 (855) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a clear, light gold color with a foamy white head that had below average retention and low cling, with decent lacing. The aroma featured a mild blend of earthy and grainy hops with some touches of malt and barley. Its taste was modestly bitter with grainy and earthy notes, along with touches of malt and a slight sour effect. It was a light, thin beer with a light mouthfeel, below average carbonation, and was a touch on the dry side.
Tortman18 (81) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a clear, faint yellow with some carbonation and a very white head. Aroma is very skunky with malt, grain and swamp. The mouth is a little better, but not much. Sweet and grainy, with slight malt characteristics.
ansermadide (1196) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This may have been my very first European import beer. It’s even possible that I first had this beer the same summer that I had my first Samuel Adams beer long, long ago. Back then I thought this beer to be different and almost classy… well, at least compared to what I was drinking at the time. I was almost proud to be seen drinking it. Not so much now, even if there’s a busty woman on the label.
I don’t know if it’s because this beer had to sit in a green bottle or if it’s just a coincidence, but it seems to pour a light, pale yellowish color with what seems to be a green sheen to it as it exits the bottle and fills the glass. It’s so clear that it seems like tinted glass, well-carbonated, yet not maintaining any amount of head at all. The nose is almost spot-on with something like a Becks, with a very pale, subdued hop characterized lager aroma. It smells like the definition of a mass-produced German lager. In the mouth it tastes like fresh malted barley with no caramelized malts whatsoever. It’s straight-up dry barley. Although it’s almost as plain as you can get, it’s still unoffensive. What hops come out in this are very subdued and don’t seem to be used to enhance the flavor in any way.
I’d use this to cook some brats, maybe. Or maybe I’d drink it if it was the only alternative to its American counterpart. Otherwise, there are alot of other options for a well-flavored, but light pilsener/lager out there.
Ed5388 (520) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours a light yellow color with small fizzy white head. Aromas of light malt and some corn. Flavor is the same.
vvesside (148) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I tried this one in an attempt to avoid more bud light or coors light. Not great though.
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ESBob (247) - Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. (thanks to a neighbor emptying his fridge (I think). Pours a pale yellow with bright white head. Aroma is a very slight grainy malt. Taste is a slightly bitter grain and maybe hops combo. Watery finish. Considered when I was in college, now, not so much!!
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pretty unimpressive here. Thin palate with no discernible hops or malt platform to build on.
boozedude (1001) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into pint glass..clear golden yelliw pour..super skunky frito ocean aroma .. taste is similar wuth a smooth finish..i like it
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pale gold with white head. Light grains and malt. Taste has a hint of floral hops. Refreshing,but boring.
queenholly (1849) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Shocker of all shockers! A green bottle, but no skunkiness.. just a sweet grainy malt aroma. Pale gold with a large white head. Sweet grainy malt flavor with a light herbal bitter hop finish. Medium body and carbonation.
EtTuCthulhu (394) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is overwhelmingly skunky, and it is a clear light yellow. It is slightly salty and slightly bitter with a thin texture, and there is a lively carbonation.