PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drinkable....taste and aroma were not particularly noteworthy. Spare head and lacing, clear with lively carbonation.
BeerMountie (117) - Placentia, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 7, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. This is the belgium Labatts or Molsons. A mass produced lager with no outstanding qualities. If your looking for something to quench your thirst it will do that but nothing more.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Houstons, 27th street and Park Avenue South, NYC. Clear straw-colored lager having no head. Notable carbonation. Clean crisp hop aroma. Light bodied that starts with light sweet malt and light hoppiness. Finishes dry with light hop bitterness. A very good crisp and refreshing Belgium lager that goes will with roasted chicken and butternut squash.
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 6, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
draft, in france, spain and in the US. Bottle can get skunky. Hoppy and well defined for a lager. Slightly bitter, enough for most meals and occations without stading out.
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (green). Had this beer at a family gathering. My beer was skunked. So were the other guest’s SA beers but that did not seem to bother them. When I asked them what they like about this beer here some of the answers I received : Seem to be popular these days, nice bottle, good commercial ads on TV, it is imported ….To each his own I guess. No need to go any further. Why should I drink a smelly beer when there are outstanding Belgians and local beers on the market.
MarkBarnes (407) - Waterville, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2007 12/4/05 : 12 oz. bottle. Not a lot going on here in any department. Completely inoffensive "thirst quencher"/"lawn-mower" brew along the lines of Becks, Heineken or St. Pauli Girl. An overpriced session brew if there ever was one.
Re-rate on July 12, 2007: Rating this to style this time around, and in a more appropriate season -- which seems more fair. Lasting head, good lacing, pleasant aroma. Nice hop bite for a pilsener. A very refreshing summertime brew, and as good a pale lager as you’re likely to find in the local supermarket.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap. Pale-ish yellow, rich foamy white head. Alcohol, seltzer odor. Soapy mouthfeel and aftertaste, mild malts, smooth.
DuffMan (9592) - 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.)