Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at Maynerd's of Excelsior, MN. The beer was a gold color with some lace. The aroma was very subtle. The flavor was clean and sweet with a light body. Overall, it was OK, but only compared to others that fall under my less desirable categories.
Bainer (45) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Better than average Macros- a half-step up from standard fares. Nuttin' special- looks good, tastes okay.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
White splochy head. Nice lacing. Golden color. Aroma of rubber. Smooth clean flavor with a little bit of a bite. Tinge of sweetness, but overall, a typical European Pils. I do like the smoothness, reminds me of czech pils.
Daytona00 (134) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color, with little head. Decent flavor with a clean finish. Above the average for macro stuff.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden, ok head. Aroma from almond. Not much flavour, watery, with some sweetness.
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden, with a nice and creamy head. Has a mild aroma, maybe with some almond in it. Some malts, some hops, but it could have tasted more.Has an ok palate and some bitterness in the finish.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color, white head. Fairly hoppy, bit of malt. Average Pils body. Decent for a macro.
Choos (661) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma from both bottle but primarily tap is hoppy with a small amount of spice which immediatly differentiates it from most macro lagers (in my limited experience.) Looks clear yellow but a bit on the lighter side that I expected. Drinks similar to other lagers with small amounts of malt and a bit of hops but very little body. Aftertaste was similar to the aroma (which was pleasing) just a hint of spice and a bit of hop. I give this extra points in overall impression as it manages to wind up beside all the other macro stuff on tap in Australia, I think it's real beer.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Coasters Brewpub. This beer's appearance consisted of a small sized white frothy head with fine-medium bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was uncarbonated and transparent with a yellow-gold hue. The nose was lightly malty and the flavor was malty and somewhat bitey with an aftertaste. The palate was tingly and bitey and this was a light-medium bodied beer with fair lacing.
HighlanderOne (1051) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2007 Had this on tap in a NYC restaurant. Aroma of malt and spice. A bit of a Heineken-like quality in the flavor, but not too similar. The flavor is dominated by malt, with that bit of spice and some hop in the aftertaste. A good beer, but don’t drink more than a pitcher at a time.
RE-RATE: Poured from bottle. Aroma a dead ringer for Heineken - not a good start. Appearance of a light lager, but paper-thin head persists. Flavor is pretty much as I called it in the 1st review. Has clean feel - very easy to drink. Finished OK. Decent.