shorlin (573) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent lacing and an okay head. Not too pale, between yellow and gold. Very good nose, although I am getting out of practice in tasting. Sweet grass, nearly lemony aroma. Actually some complexity in the taste and body. Starts rounded and full. Finished sort of tingly. Dry at the end. Good beer!
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2004
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Crystal clear, light yellow lager... as close to colorless as I’ve seen in a beer. The white head is large and frothy with very good retention, but sparse lacing. The nose is floral and peppery with light notes of citrus fruit, grass and toffee. The flavor is a bit citrusy, but otherwise nondescript. Well-bittered for decent balance. Light-bodied and watery with fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish. Why do the owners of otherwise very respectable beer stores always seem to highly recommend bland, imported lagers? I guess they wouldn’t sell any of it otherwise.
rauchbier (3548) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Fabeers in York. Gold, thin but lasting white head and gentle condition. Grainy malt and good solid hop notes in the nose, clean and malty in the mouth with good balance of peppery hop flavour, chalky grain and pleasant hop bitterness in the finish. Well crafted.
Eirikur (362) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - JUL 4, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light golden head, malt and a bit corn aroma. A little sweet, lacking both hops and malt, there is something missing here, still refreshing. A very typical lager.
SpringsLicker (3035) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful clear pale gold with a huge, sticky, white, head. Faint malt and hop aroma. Clean undistinguishable flavor. Too little hops, too little malt. No real off flavors. Light and refreshing.
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2004 Bottle. Pale yellow with a large, white head that quickly collapses. Lightly citrusy, honeyish, and grassy aroma. This has all the characteristics of a helles: lower attenuation that gives a lemony-sweet flavour, a muted hop character, and a soft, delicate body. But it isn’t done particularly well. Simple rather than subtle, because the latter would imply a level of complexity that this just doesn’t have. Forgettable, but not objectionable.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted in Toronto from LCBo. Tasted in dimple mug. Pours relatively thin with little heads. Very clear in appearance with a light yellow colour. Aroma is of cain sugar, candy floss and a slight grainy / malt background. Taste is very uni-dimensional - sweet (almost sickly sweet) with little or no hop presence and a grainy grassy taste which isn’t very appealing.
Crockett (1001) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale gold with a pillowy white head. Peachy yeasty aroma with nutty toast. Medium sweet with salt.Notes of allspice and sage. Traces of caramel. Decent mouthfeel. Overall, not bad for a cheaper beer.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2004 Thin, light, with a long-lasting bitterness and metallic and grassy flavours. Residual scent of stale urine was disturbing. It lost points for that; the, um, "stale urine" thing.
Bungalo (13) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAY 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another good one from this brand. The colouring is pure amber impression. It’s kinda sweet, but not too much.