DerWeg (1562) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2004 Hoppier than Czechvar but only just. Not as grassy/floral hoppy as Urquell, which on a good day is really complex, but might as well leave that one for Prague, enjoyed fresh. Most balanced sweetness of the three, at least on this side of the Atlantic.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice pilsener appearance with a grainy, slightly skunky flavor. Probably pretty good in Prague, but beaten to hell here in CA.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle at The Fireside in Chicago. Bright straw/amber body, small but lasting snow-white head...quite smooth to tongue and nose, lightly grassy, honeyed and buttery on the tongue (though not from diacetyl), clean and bright. I don’t have a lot more...better than I expected if rather dull.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cereal malt aroma with some herbal, grassy hops. Clear orange-blonde with generous, frothy, large-bubbled head that lasts very nicely and recedes with fantastic lacing. Sweet, nutty, grainy flavour. Hops flavour is there but seems somewhat subservient to the sweet malts. Balanced bitterness in the finish. Refreshing medium-light body has excellent carbonation that just tickles the tongue. Bottle (green).
thegreenrooster (3533) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a bright yellow with a small white head. Aroma in mine is skunked. Flavor is weak. Not much to even look for here. Run of the mill euro lager.
JMerritt (1890) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden, clear, with a medium-sized bright white head that is mostly diminishing, leave some spotty lacing. Lots of bubbles continuously flowing throughout. Aroma of wet straw, hay, lightly citrisy hops and very lightly toasted cereal grains. Cereal grains give a slightly sour flavor, but the toastiness is also rather prevalent, giving a nice dry, yeasty breadiness. Very dry finish. Hop bitterness is very subdued.
Burner (78) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2004 Better than most european lagers. I had the draught, which was quite nicely bitter, with a fairly malty base, but still nothing famous!!
Eructoblaster (3363) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - 500ml. Nice golden body topped with a good white foamy head. Fair hoppy aroma with some bready, herbal, and fowery notes. Taste is refreshing and well balanced. Good presence of hops, but it lacks complexity. Nice bitter finish. This is an average Bohemian Pilsner I have nothing especially good or bad to say about.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours standard golden lager color. Slight floral aroma up front. Has that skunky lager taste i am not a fan of.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours a yellow color with a white head that diminishes fast and leaves no lace. The aroma is slightly floral. The flavor is rather weak and unimpressive. The palate seems un-naturally carbonated. Overall, I don’t like it.