joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yellow w/ white, foamy head. Sweet bread-like nose. Thin feel. Some malt, some hops but generally bland.
desurfer (1246) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
No head, light golden body. Refreshing, light malty flavor. Not at all fantastic, but a decent beer.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2003 This beer is really on the low end in Belgium and all the craze for trendy clubbers throughout the East. That said - for a standard Pils, its not that bad. Mine seemed really fresh with crisp malt flavors and a smart finish. Tasty but not classic at all.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Belgians answer to our Budweiser. Bland, mettalic, and pumpkin seed flavor. Watery and plain finish.
PorterPounder (6041) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 Rerate Revising this after a few years - typical lager - a touch of honey sweetness - nice looking pour. Neutral aroma. Decent saaz bite. Original 3.5 On tap at Taco Mac - Athens, Ga. - surprisingly not available in Tallahassee, Fl - one of the few most accessible beers that I have not rated. Very decent Pils - clean light golden appearance - lots of bubbles. White soapy head. Very crisp, clean flavor. A bit of a slight hoppy aroma. Finishes strong.
BBB63 (6392) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
When I lived in Belgium, we used to joke that this beer comes from the finest pee water. Really, it is a very average pils that's not complex. Color and aroma is standard with no outstanding characteristics. A bit hoppy on the palate and a clean finish. I would call this this session beer of Belgium.
Holdwine (1116) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
For a mass-produced pils, this isn't too bad. I had it on draft and it tasted fresh enough. Pale in color and in flavor. There is a slight hoppy finish which makes it better than most of the big beers. However, only drink as a last resort.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is the Bud of Belgium. A very standard lager with delusions of greatness. Wet cardboard nose, bound with cheap hop bitterness. I don't like this one at all.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is actually getting worse down here. The beer is brewed under licence so the tap drop is not great. From the bottle it is not bad, with a mild hop finish and clean style. Still better than most of our swill.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2003
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Skunky garbage. Trace hops in the nose. Ungood flavor. So much worse than Heineken.