chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2004
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer #4 in my lager marathon. Keg. UK version. After three dull lagers, I was hoping for something better from this one. Sadly, if this was once a decent beer, Interbrew have ruined it. The genuine Czech version may, of course be better. There was certainly a little more body and hop character than the poor lagers I drunk before, but the whole effect was spoiled by a ridiculous level of sweetness, which robbed it of much of its crisp refreshing qualities. Next up was Carling Black Label.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw yellow pilsener, white head. Sweetish flavour at first, good hoppy finish. Overall a prototype czech style pilsener.
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw yellow, white head. Little malt aroma with a little noble hop aroma. Very soft mouthfeel, with nice balance of aroma/flavor and bitter. Crisp and refreshing
radiomgb (2182) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber in colour. Aroma was mainly of hops, slightly herbal. Flavour was mildly hoppy, slightly bitter, some sweetness. Medium body. Finishes slightly hoppy, mild bitterness. Rather nice.
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this before , but forgot to rate it. Pours a gold coloured body with a medium sized white head. Aroma is semi-floral with some hoppy notes and a minimal skunkiness. taste is slightly watery, and hoppy at the same time. Very easy on the palate. A good session beer.
GregClow (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden-amber colour with a moderate head of small, tight bubbles. Aroma of Saaz hops with a metallic background. The flavour opens with a sweet and toasty maltiness, and moves into fresh, grassy hops. Crisp and pleasant finish.
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color. Light malt aroma. Good body structure, quite fruity hoppiness, very strong bitterness, just a bit metallic. Pleasant refreshment.
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Not much of an aroma. What little aroma there is, is hops. Dark gold in appearance. White head with slight retention and slight lacing. Slight malty taste with a stronger hop taste. As you drink the taste becomes rather weak. Aftertaste is very short and bitter. Nothing really stands out with this beer. OK, I guess. A little boring. Maybe the best way to put it is not bad, not good, it just exists. Better choices out there.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale amber with white foamy head and tiny bubbles. Aroma was nondescript. Thin body. But it was refreshing. Probably good cold on a hot day. But too many better beers to waste time on this.
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fair test of whether or not you like Pilsener. Dark golden color by comparison to what might label Pilsener. Hop flower aroma and a tart, crisp taste.