MattShizzle (590) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This is pretty good, but I’ve definitely had better pilseners. Should be hoppier and have the flavor of saaz hops.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow. White head. Has a pleasent feel of bread and grass in aroma. The taste is from malt and nice hops. A good pils.
bhensonb (13735) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of cooked malt. Gold with a hint of caramel for color. The hops are not overpowering, but the effect is astringent. I drink ales. Lagers are low on my priorities. This one could be alternated with something like Smithwick’s ale, and it would work. One of the few lagers that drinks well at ale temperatures. It is what it is. I’d drink it, if a decent ale weren’t available.
ironryan22 (52) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another beer sampled around fair Praha. Cheaper than urquell or budvar and definately not as nice, though still very drinkable.
johndoughty (4801) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A golden pils. Highly carbonated with a sharp fizziness. Not a pleasant experiene trying this one.
gnoff (9435) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 First rating
Bottle at "Tyrolen" at the amusement park "Liseberg" in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Golden color, shite head. Malty and hoppy scent. Medium bitterness, sweet and hoppy taste.
(Draught at Hells Bells, Prague)
On June 24, 2008
Clear golden color, fluffy white head. Sweet malty taste. Moussy mouthfeel, loe to medium bitterness. Sweet malty scent.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 26/04/2006. 330ml bottle, share with Jono, at Cellar-Vate’s April tasting.
Bright gold with a creamy white head that holds and laces slightly. Very little carbonation. Buttery and slightly musty on the nose, smelling a bit like a weary premium. More mustiness in the mouth but underneath that I detect a good base of malt and a strong grassy bitterness. Some honey-like sweetness competes with the bitterness through the middle. Clean finish with a lingering spicy note on the palate. Could be quite good, if fresher.
sanmiguel (118) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled. Best before 27 Feb 2007.Malty scent and taste. Good, balanced carbonation. Clean, astringent, refreshing finish. For US$5.99/ 6 pack, we have a gem!
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Best by Aug. 2006. Beer pours a clear, medium gold color with an average-sized, frothy, white, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma is malty with light notes of toasted grain; yeasty with light notes of dough; moderate miscellaneous note of honey, trace note of watermellon rind. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately-to-heavily bitter with a long, moderately bitter, slightly metallic finish. Aftertaste is remarkably unclean. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.
rw4244 (134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint, off tap. A golden pilsener, with a lasting rich white head. Hoppy aroma. Similar to other czech pilseners to taste, crisp, with a pleasant refreshing hoppy and almost metallic bite. The finish is similar, and lasting. One of my preferred lagers to drink, though seems slightly wanting in flavour.