PlinyHarris (28) - - NOV 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A beloved friend of mine came over from California and I took him to one of my favourite Yorkshire places. He spurned the whisky and the Timothy Taylor’s for a Stella. I was a bit upset that he’d come over here and have something so mass-produced when we’re back into some golden age for brewing real ales in the UK.
He took the term "real ale" as a "No True Scotsman" fallacy and thought I was putting down his beloved Stella for some artificially valued "realness," so I had to explain to him that it was a lot like craft beer in the USA, independently-brewed to a method I don’t quite understand which classifies it as a real ale, like how real cider is basically actually made from fruit rather than radon. Unfortunately I couldn’t get through to him, and things were dampened somewhat until we met up with another friend who came up with the perfect analogy for it. It was like your girlfriend telling you she was into philosophy, and you going "Ah! Who do you like then?" and her going "Oh, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison."
Stella Artois is to beer what Kurt Cobain is to philosophy.
MrBlueSky93 (500) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at Riley’s, Nottingham.
Pours golden, with a single finger white head, highly carbonated. Aroma of lemon, light malts. Taste of initial light malts, then lemon, some grassiness too. Not bad, one of the more flavoursome macro lagers. Ok.
Ascelja (210) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0,5l, brewed in Czech republic. Clear golden body, white head. Bland aroma of malts and some like synthetic lemon. Taste is slightly sweet, very slightly bitter, sour on the end. Malty base, metallic tones and again this strange lemon. Light body, higher carbonation, high drinkability.
Well, pleasant surprise, I expected much much worse.
Rotin (211) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0,5l. Clear, pale gold colored beer. Aroma of malt and instant lemon tea, the same in flavor. Semi-dry, touch of metallic taste, light body.
Not so bad as I expected, just as bad as average Czech lager.
Aggiebob (280) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 18, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. It poured straw gold with a minimal white head. It gad s strong grain aroma with a sweet aftertaste.
Sobit (5) - - JUL 17, 2015 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Regular lager. Easy to drink, good on a hot summer day. Nice color, a bit daft.
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bewyder (234) - FRANCE - JUL 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lager pâle classique, rien d’intéressant autre que le fait d’être désaltérante, sans notes vraiment désagréables. Bue ci et là à la pression.
closey22 (1202) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sparkling gold with triply flow of bubbles up to a thick Foamy white head; aroma is soft sweet malt; Flava is malty with soft sweetness; feels light fizzy; finishes dry malty subtly tangy
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
24/VI/15 - 33cl can @ Filip’s place - BB: 10/VI/15 (2015-813) Thanks to Filip for the beer!
Clear pale yellow beer, creamy irregular white head, unstable, falls down immediately, non adhesive. Aroma: malty, sweet, hay, bit grassy. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: pretty sweet, little malty, sugary, nothing bitter. Aftertaste: sweet, sugar water, some grains. Man, it’s worse than I could remember!
Alusmamuts (1011) - LATVIA - JUN 30, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden with medium white head. Slight malty aroma. Slightly sweet malty aroma followed by medium bitterness.
Gangstergafje (252) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The beer has a nice color. The appearance is typical Pilsner. The smell is sweet but not special. The taste is airtime bitter and has a alcohol sweetness. The beer is not that special. It is just an ordinary Pilsner, nice to drink in large quantities.