Hansen (7081) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2003
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
One of the most ordinary belgian beers. It's like Heineken, Carlsberg and so on. A little sweetness and a very little bitterness, that's all.
Dorwart (2409) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Decent white head with great lacing. Plenty of carbonation also. Light gold in color. Slight malt/hop aroma. Flavor is light and crisp and not offensive. Finish is slightly dry and a little bitter. A typical european pilsner but is actually better than a lot since it seems that they forgot to throw the skunk in the vat.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught: Looks like your average Pils clear light gold with snow white head. Tastes just like a German Pils in every way. Crisp clean light body with high effervescence. Subtle malt flavor and ever so slightly bitter.Very refreshing but not a great Pils. More recently I've had Pils from Ayinger and Pinkus which were both far better.
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is very crisp. This reminds me of Czech lagers like Staropramen and Pilsner Urquell. It's drinkable, but stronger than most American lagers.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 9, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had on tap on May 7th, 2003 at Callahan's
The beer poured a golden color with slight carbonation. The aroma wasn't anythign special - perhaps some hops and grain - but weak. Taste is nothing to write home about - it was easy to drink, but the taste was a bit acidic with a weak aftertaste.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer poured a dark straw color and formed a nice bubbly white head that didn't leave much lace as it subsided. The aroma was of green apples and had a slight skunkiness to it, which couldn't have been from the store since Columbus just got this stuff in a few weeks ago. A medium amount of carbonation was present. The flavor was of hops and grain. For a lager, it had a surprising amount of taste to it and the finish actually had a bit of body to it. I can see where people would compare this more to something like a Heineken.
Frank (3156) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2005 Had this a couple of times now and my feelings have changed quite a bit. For one, I don’t think it’s skunky at all on tap. For two, I’ve noticed some interesting clove and banana flavors lurking in there. Maybe it’s the Belgian influence but the smart money says they need to lager it longer.
Original rating: Pours a pale golden. Decent head and lace. Somehat grainy aroma, a bit skunky even on tap. Pretty sweet, almost sticky. Strongly bitter. Some citrus notes. Well balanced. A good pilsner.
tkaufman (128) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a nice bright yellow with a good white head. Little aroma present. Flavor was very subtle. A decent tasting clean lager with a little complexity.
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - APR 16, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A fancy Budweiser with a harsher bite and higher alchohol content. Typical lager clean & dry finish. A good beer if you like mass-produced American lagers, but not stellar.
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden yellow with a fine but quickly disappearing head. Smells of hops and sharpness. Some flora hops with a tangy bite. Finishes sharply. Smooth. Decent beer.