estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 28, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2003 RERATE 11/12/03: Golden body, medium white head receding, mild Saaz nose. This is Heineken without the off-flavors and with slightly more assertive hops. While it is no Budvar or Prima Pils, it is nonetheless a decent, drinkable mainstream pilsner.
Stijn Cuylle99 (37) - Oostende, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another typical belgian pils. Maybe a little bit better than Jupiler, but not special.
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
There are other, better pilsener, but this one is really good in hard places
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2003 After repeatedly telling the waitress I wanted the ’stout’ she was conviced I wanted a ’Stella.’ Not surprising considering the high concentration of yuppies in that neighborhood. Anyway, the beer could have been worse, but I was not pleasently surpirsed either. Slighter richer in flavor than your american standard, but nothing too speical. They had it on tap.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not at all what I had expected. Flavor started out bitter and skunky and turned to bland by the end of the pint. Even so, it still beats the heck out of American mega-pilsners.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 Didn't impress me at all. Everything was shy in this beer. The malts, the hops? Not much taste.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 9, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This stuff is pretty far removed from anything else from Belgium. I got ripped off, I was in this pub in Chicago on the one free night that I had on a business trip. Didn’t have time to make it over to Goose Creek before it closed, so I stopped in some random bar and had everything that they had on tap that I hadn’t had before. It wasn’t a very good experience, and the bartender told me that this was a Belgian Ale. Uhh, no. It did have an okay smell, albeit a bit skunky. Not much else nice to say, it was pretty bland. Are there any good pilsners out there??
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 8, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear,golden. Better then average head and lace. Nose is a bit skunky with a tad of flowery hops. Decent body,oxidized to all hell. Some ok malt flavors,smooth,drinkable. Will I ever buy it again? Nope.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 8, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Big disappearing head, clear light golden color. Nose slightly hoppy, pleasant, weak. Flavor a bit bitter given that there is little malt to counterbalance it, and that the body is pretty thin. Better than most cheap American swill, but not by much; certainly goes to show that not all Belgian beer deserves to find a place on the American market.
fatherpierre (62) - Leeds, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An acquired taste for many palates. The abrasive flavour can be off-putting to new takers. Most drinkers graduate to this tipple from nasty Carling. One of the few beers in my experience that tastes better from a can than from draught. Can’t beat the real stuff from Belgium though!