ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2005
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale golden colour with small white head. Malty aroma with some grain, hints of sourness and a bit of alcohol. Malty but boring flavor.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light gold with a fairly large and attractive head of white foam. Minimal aroma, not much to be spoken of. Taste is light and grainy, but clean with an attractive hop finish.
asheft (2629) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale, bright golden with a nice fuzzy blanket that formed good lacing. Aroma very pleasant bouquet of mostly noble hops with some sweet malt. The taste was a let down after such an inviting aroma: Stale hops and bland malt that was too sweet--not balanced enough with bittering. Taste ends with some graininess. Light to medium body with some minor astringency and medium to high carbonation.
pootzboy (1609) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2010 The 3rd of the 10 LCBO slavic lagers to be tried. Possibly the best as this is a Dortmunder-Helles style and I’m partial to them. In the glass we see a pale straw, slight haze, rockey 2 finger frothy cap with fair retention and lace. Moderate carbonation. Nose is promising; sweet bready malts over a slight citrus note, in keeping with a helles. Good lager body, sturdy malt pronouncement, very well balanced with herbal hop presence which adds some bittering in the medium finish..the rice is barely detectable.....very nice put together little expoert helles....and a heck of a good find at the LCBO as I expected all the new dozen east block imports to be bland and characterless as the others I had tried
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Yellow colour with a medium white head. Malty hay barnyard aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
An orange beer with a disappearing head. The aroma is of metal and is sour - it must be the rice used in it. The flavor is sweet with notes of metal.
Boutip (4999) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a light yellow color beer with a medium head with standard retention for the style. Taste is quite crisp with some noticeable bitterness at the end. I’m not very knowledgeable on the style but would say that I enjoyed it more then some other eastern European lager out there.
Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Large white head from a vigorous pour. Light carbonation. Light malt aroma with some rice and a bit of hops. Leaves an unimpressive scum of lacing on the glass. Crystal clear pale gold in color. Light and crisp. Very little flavor whatsoever. I realize that dortmunders are generally weak but this is pushing it a bit. Slight bitterness. Finish is pretty clean with a decent hop bitterness. So so.
jazz88 (2579) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 27, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Light to clear yellow color with a diminished white head. A musty malt and hay aroma with a somewhat sweet and corn flavor. A dry harsh corn malt finish.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2006 Had this one bottled. Very thin head, almost no nose whatsoever, cloudy yellowish color, flavor of canned corn. Not the greatest beer of all time, that’s for sure. (2/3/5/3/7)
Rerate after the Binny’s Oktoberfest in St. Charles, Illinois.