DuffMan (9253) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mainstream European pale lager that does a better job than its American equivalents. Not as much hop character as some of its neighbours, but I like it nonetheless.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Part of a mix-a-six. 11.2 green bottle. Served at ~49° in a lager glass. Super pale yellow/gold with a white, hazy head. Aroma is noble hops, grassy, some (corny?) sweetness. Initial taste is mildly sweet, quite possibly nothing else. The midtaste is grassy, nearly skunky, with some offsetting sweetness. Finish is light and assuming with some grassiness at the end. I have to assume this beer once tasted better than this, but who knows? Better than american macros, though.
digitorus (6) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2005 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly bright and bitter aroma, light fizzy head, body is clear with a yellowish cast, crisp flavor, the initial bitterness is somewhat metallic, but the finish is better. Drinkable but lacks character - not one I would buy again. (Now I know why it was on sale.)
JRHBrew (367) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Best part of this beer is the smell. If you are new to beer, do NOT dismiss other Belgian beers because of this one. It is a Lager, not the style that comes to mind when immediately when I think Belgium.
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap. Pretty tasty and refreshing. I was surprised to find out this was Belgian. Refreshing, tasty, but nothing super special.
PIVOMAN (15) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the best pilsner in Belgium and one of the best in the world, if it was up to me. It has a soft taste and the day after you won’t feel like you hit a train with your head.
baloo (8) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 23, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this lager. Slightly bitter, but easily drinkable. Mass marketing done well.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Yellow colour, more dark than an average pilsner. Quite a lot of malt in the aroma. Light bitter taste, somehow metallic.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 22, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very little aroma and the color is a light yellow. The head is white and short lasting, but conisderable lacing. A slightly grainy flavor but light on the palate.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. When I think Belgian this is not what comes to mind, but then it is a lager. As far as lagers go this is definately better than most of the beer brewed for the masses here in the States.