EithCubes (5103) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500mL can, bottom marked 30 SEP 14, mine at 5% abv. Nose sweet and vibrantly corny, pours rich clear golden with a sudsy off-white head. Watery taste semi-dry at first (but has something of a sweet residual) with corn and oily, tumbling malt; touch of dust and spice, citric and noble hops on the edges, mostly clean and manages to strike a nice middle. Alcohol well-integrated but what is detectable is a bit harsh. Still, I like it well enough for its aspirations.
TheBeerGod (5366) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can - 500mL. Listed at 5% ABV. Gold pour with a short white head. Sweet nose with corn, cereal and flavored seltzer water. Taste is much better with soft sweet malt notes, faint hops, light corn and cereal grains. Body is light-medium with a strong bubbly carbonation. Ends with more cereal, sweet malt, light corn and faint hops. Not terrible.
scotty (1064) - SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This was picked up in my local Tesco after being reduced to clear, I’d seen it on the shelf a few times but not being a great (mass produced) lager drinker, and it being a 6pack, I left it where it was! In the past however, I rather liked Tennents Gold Bier, and I kinda miss it, "This could be the same thing relabelled at a slightly lower ABV" I thought ...that’s why I bought the reduced pack!! This isn’t Gold Bier :( it’s pretty much a slightly fuller bodied version of the bog standard "lager" produced by Tennent’s, and as I REALLY don’t like that, I cant say I took to this! The only problem I have now is how to dispose of the other 5 bottles...I hate waste, but this may just end up down the sink!
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can from Intermarche, Lagoa, Algarve. Artisanal Highland product, yes? Gold with a fast diminishing scummy tuft of foam. Aroma of envelope and refuse. Flavour has appreciable bitterness besides the corn-flavoured native offerings; soap, lemon hints, icing sugar, poison death. Olive oil soap and conifer traces. Dead in seconds in the sun. Sits very comfortably amongst the borderline drinkable/undinkable pale lagers of Portugal.
NikkTwist (1774) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Fado. Clear amber gold with a large frothy white head. Lots of snowy lace left behind. Toasty wheat beer with some mild hops. Hits several dark wheat notes with a generally lager feel. Clean. Not awful. Not all that interesting though. Bit above most Euro-Lagers.
HoppityHop (175) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad for what it is. No aroma or hop presence. Slightly metallic and malty, with medium carbonation. Slick going down, which is odd for a pale lager. Wouldn’t go out of my way for this, but I’d take over many other macros.
Strangebrewer (920) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can. 5%. Poured clear liquid gold with a large white head. Grainy hay aroma. Mouthfeel is carbonated, light and slightly dry. Kinda plain grainy-macro start but has a nice bready malt flavour with a honey sweetness.
Jimthechap (1820) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pale gold with a voluminous head and plenty of sparkle. Appears to be typical Eurolager. Aromas of cold metal, flour and grainy malt. Not terribly much flavour and reflective of the aromas. Not any reason to remember this beer. No faults, just unmemorable.
Motobashi (100) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml can. A variation of the beer on file. This is 5% alcohol and the can is yellow and silver. The bar code points to this entry though.
Scent of sweet hay. A little hazy and golden with light carbonation and a thin white head with some lacing. Slight sweet on the tongue and just lightly bitter.
A slightly slick texture. Refreshing. Enjoyable.
lesifflebiere (1371) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dorée, mais plus foncée que la plupart des pale lagers sur le marché, elle évoque en nez, d’abord des céréales blondes puis des sucres. Au goût, elle est un peu aqueuse, comme presque toutes les concoctions de cette catégorie, et souffre aussi un peu de ce surplus de sucre si souvent présent en grandes quantités dans les blondes commerciales. Mais si on lui donne une chance, on se rend compte qu’elle fait partie des meilleures de ce genre, et qu’un petit dry hop l’aurait possiblement rendu extraordinaire parmi ses pairs.