bierkoning (11953) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2004
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Awfully bitter, like too long cooked vegetables. Very soapy. Terrible beer, with horrible aromas and flavors. Drain pour (after two sips, one to find out this beer is undrinkable, the second to confirm this)!!
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Straw colour lager with a small foamy head. Not much smell, just slight hops and malts and some skunkiness. Very boring lager but better than a lot of macros as it seems to have a creamy feel in the mouth. Worth a try but won’t have it again.
TBone (15634) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (BB 07/2004)
Lager color, creamy white head. Very nice hoppy nose. Crisp mouthfeel. Steady malty body and bitter hoppy aftertaste. Some metallic notes.
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft, in Moscow. Again, not much individuality, just another Russian pale lager. I made the mistake of drinking it while eating a bowl of peanuts, and the stale peanut shell taste carried through to the beer. I had to have something native while while watching Russia’s opening match in the European cup, and at the Marriott in Moscow, it’s either this or Heineken... Heineken! This country needs a shot of pride in its local beers!
heemer77 (5242) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
My first from Russia. Very light gold color. A thin head. Smells of wheat and some sweetness. Slightly skunky. Flavor is subdued with very little character.
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
As plain as plain can be. Fizzy yellow, no aroma, no specifically bad flavors, but no real good ones, either.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2004
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer pours like many american lagers, bright and cheery with just the slightest hint of urine. MMMM-MMM! Needless to say, this beer did not impress anything on me, bad smell, medioc flavor, palate like cola. Not a great beer.
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2004
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale yellow with minimal white head. Skunked, perhaps? Yucky bit of flavor in there. Not the crisp refreshing type of pilsener I enjoy.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very pale yellow with strong starting white head. Light head after that. Thin grassy-pine aroma. Thin taste and body. Slightly soapy finish. Smooth but more of a ghost of a beer.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is pretty mild but both a solid maltiness and spicy hop (kinda like Saaz but not - Lublin?)
Flavour isn't quite as exciting, but is pretty solid. Lightly malty, not too bitter but well-balanced. Bit of a weird finish. Not too bad though.