JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Golden color, small white head. Smells just like budweiser, skunked hops. Taste is nothing: bad, cheap hops with soap and faint berries for malt. Aftertaste is nil
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I tried this some years ago and was dissapointed with the recent sample.Thats not to say that it isn’t a very good beer-just that my memory was of a world class beer.Full of malt and body but not overpoweringly so despite it big 8.5 strength.Slightly sweet and very complex.One to search out and savour.
haddon90 (1435) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Eh, this was OK. Foamy head. Clear golden pour. Smelled like a Budweiser or something. Kind of sour flavor. Malty, and kind of dry as well. Not as good as the Southampton, but that’s expected from me!
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale hazy yellow big foamy white head. Aroma is skunky euro lager. Slightly bitter yeasty very thin with a soapy aftertaste. Dissapointing.
TheBeerGod (5178) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a translucent yellow with a tall foamy white head. I'm going to agree with jgb9348, it definitely smells like a BMC product! The taste is malty with some sweeter notes. Very light fruit notes (citrus). Mainly malt, though. Body is a little thin and this is more of a suped-up BMC than a decent microbrew. Finish is like a carbonated BMC product. Disappointing, for sure but not horrible. Nothing I'll buy again, though.
jgb9348 (4655) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2004
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Slightly cloudy golden coloured body with a slight white head. Aroma of bad hops, some malt - mostly a Budweiser! :-( Light bodied; Malty flavour with soapy hops and nothing else-a bad beer. Bland aftertaste showing nothing. Overall a VERY disapointing beer. I got this beer from Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia and sampled it with good friend JonR888710 on 11-April-2004.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy white head that lasts. Spicy, fruity, yeasty aroma. Spicy and peppery apple and oak flavors, more hoppy than I expected. Medium body with a crisp and snappy mouthfeel, finishes very dry. I really like this one.
Mathar (5) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
among the best beer one can find in France. hard to open (a huge cork hold in place by a sort of metal staple?) but worth the bother.
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden, clear as a bell, moderate carbonation, thin frothy white head. aroma is quite musty and very spicy, clove, and coriander, even a hint of patchouli (this is the beer for whores). flavor is quite similar with the addition of alcohol. kind of mouth-numbing and with apples and pear flavors, too. not that bad.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2004 golden, clear, fuffy, but lasting head. great floral/citrus hoppy aroma (hersbrucker?) with a bit of a fruity yeast and spicy alcohol. taste is a little grainy sweet, with a good hop flavour, a bit spicy and citrusy, the yeastyness seems to become a little astringent(maybe an old beer?) overall pretty good
Second tasting: Grain was a little nutty, slightly vanilla and flowery hops. sweet buiscuity malt.