UNCCTF (518) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Poured a clear golden color with virtually no head. Smelled a little bit like Heineken, but flavor wasn’t as skunky. A fairly crisp beer, though Belgium can do way better.
TheBeerGod (6029) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a golden blond with a moderate white head. Aroma is a bit skunky and hoppy a la Heinenken or Becks. Honestly I think all three of these are brewed from the same batch and bottled differently. At any rate, taste is mildy grassy and crisp with some malt notes. A bit thinner than expected. But what can you really expect from a Belgian macro? Sort of refreshing and thirst quenching on this hot-ass night. The mouthfeel is a bit overcarbonated while still retaining some whispiness to it. The finish was a bit crisp while having some wateriness to it. Not a bad beer but still too much a macro to really enjoy.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Must say that the bottled version can get that old Heinken skunkiness. There is much difference in a clean line tap version; almost another beer entirely. Tap version has above average body and flavor, okay nose and a little deeper amber hue than more massed produce product. Drink on a hot sweltering day. It’s all good.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
crisp and refreshing not a lot of flavor but again, compared to american macros this is great. on tap served in a really nice looking goblet
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours pale gold with a large white head. Aroma is malty and grassy. Flavor is typical Euro lager. A little sweet, a little grassy and a slightly dry finish. A little skunky in the aroma and flavor, but I will write that off on the green bottle. Not one that I will have anytime soon.
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, not stella[r]. 500ml can in Canada. tasted very similar to Holstein N/A, which was bad, but I could drink it. Maybe I’m just not used to a beer this "dry" yet, but I’ll take a Bass Ale anyday!
hopdog (11629) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap. Belgian macro brew - not much else to say. It was a choice between Stella, Coors or Bud at the restaurant. Of course Stella blows Coors and Bud out of the water, but that is not saying much. Light yellow in color with no head. Not much to smell or taste or comment on.
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really can’t tell if there is anything truly destinctive about this Euro macro lager....it’s like so many others in shared character. If I was pressed for aa answer, I would say the malt body is a tad heavier than most macro light lagers and the hop delivery is late (perhaps over stated) and bites too hard in the finish leaving the tongue very dry.
Poured a light gold with a smallish white cap that dissipated quickly. Aromas of boiled grian hulls with slight sweetness and a mild floral tone from the long boil of the hops. Very carbonated...slightly thin in the upfront mouth feel then mellows a bit as the malt sweetness and bready taste is departed then the finish is crashingly dry.
Not bad but hyped too much. A standard Euro-macro lager...the type of thing you would expect to see shamelessly marketed in cans.
pineypower (3093) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Seeing it was from Belgium I had to give it a try (also being that the only other things to drink were dirty water.....by that I mean Bud and Coors.). Anyway it has a light gold color with a medium head. Typical lager aroma, but much less harsh than Bud. Tastes worlds better than the average beer at this bar, but still not that great. Alright at best.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2005 Had this one on a plane (and a few too many at that... jet lag is a fickle mistress, my friends-- especially after a few brews) that was bound for Paris and then Stuttgart, Germany. It was probably better at the time because of the anticipation of being in the Holy Land Of Beer- GERMANY. I’d have it again, of course... Typical lager with a hoppy finish and sllightly citrusy.