SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
big rocky head, Aroma is faintly remiscent of an australian lager with a hint of something musty about it, disconcerting. Palate is harshly carbonic. I have to say this is dissapointingly similar to a VB, no weird ass aftertaste and so on which transaltes to this being a good example of an australian mass market lager. I feel stunningly ripped off. So much so that I am going to wait and try it at various temps up to room to see if something (anything) good comes out of it.... nope nothing did.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow with a huge white head. Spicy, citris aroma. Spicy, lemony and sweet tasting.
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 (4114) - 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 (1503) - 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 (5366) - 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 (4893) - 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.