BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
50cl Can: brought back from Switzerland by my Son-in-Law. Poured into a Duvel glass at home on 22nd Oct 13.
Pale yellow/gold with a full, but fading white head, instant wisp and collar.
Bland, boring and semi-dry in nature. This had nothing going for it. Almost odourless and tasteless with no redeeming features, getting more and more metallic as it warmed.
It may well be refreshing after a day skiing or chasing cows with bells on, but sat at home in Shropshire tasting different beers it failed on all fronts. It did follow wheat beers from Northern Ireland and Denmark, so maybe I should have had it first? Even so it was very poor.
Marcius (120) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color and (almost) no head of foam.
Small aroma of malt.
On the palate, a light lager (malt and hops).
kevnic2008 (6610) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden colour. Malty, biscuity aroma. Flavour is a bit stale. Otherwise quite a lot of malt sweetness.
Jimthechap (1324) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
First of all, my grateful thanks go to my friend Alistair who managed to tuck this can in his luggage on the way out of Switzerland where he was doing something frightfully important. I am lucky to frequently have friends who are willing to tuck a beer away for me during their travels and not drink it themselves. Being at what can be seen as the literal end of the earth makes it difficult to tick of certain countries or beer styles and without help my experience would be poorer for it.
Now then, the beer: it appears a a standard Eurolager should, clear yellow with an enduring thin bead of carbonation and a white head that left good lace down the side of the glass. It is still sitting as a half finger of pillowy whiteness on top of the body. The aroma is of dusty malt and vaguely metallic green hoppiness - this is what I expected and am not disappointed with. The flavour is clean and gives a vague nod to some citrus, clean straw and has a small pinch of bitterness. This is beer for quaffing in airports while waiting for flights and so fits the bill well. It isn’t anything massively complicated but does its job well.
worldbeertaste (1361) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2012 Pale gold with a frothy lasting white soapy head. Smells of hops, straw and corn. Medium frothy thin body. Taste of sweet malt, fruity, peach, hops and a stale bitter hop finish. Decent.
Tranquillity (1381) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark yellow body, high white head. Mushroom, sponge aroma. Taste broken somehow, like mixed with vinegar. First sip was good though and the palate is ok.
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Short light bitter finish. Watery palate. Deasent.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Medium head with medium duration. Color is pale yellow. Aroma and taste are sweet malt, grass and hops.
Quack-Duck (7222) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
can from Blaser Kreuzlingen. Clear pale yellow, large white head. Malty, slightly hoppy, a bit watery. Very basic, boring lager.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
50 cl can. Pours clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Slightly dirty grainy aroma. Similar flavor, grainy with a light sweetness. Not too awful, but not that good either.