Frank (2786) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itís probably just me but when I see a pale lager thatís made and Belgium and called Tikka, I just have to try it. We have here a slightly hazed orange golden brew w// a diminishing head of mixed bubbles that leaves behind lace in big sheets. The nose is mildy fruity and floral, maybe a tuti-fruiti bubblegum sort of thing. Dry w/ a grapefruit rind bitterness up front complimented by a twinge of acidity. Vigorous carbonation. There is a strange earthy bitterness in the finish which is my only real complaint. Whatís really strangest about this beer is that given itís called a Pilsner on the label and it tastes like it does, I have to conclude itís been infected. It seems though that the infection was by some Belgian yeast strain and itís none the worse for wear and for all I know more flavorful and better.
daknole (8950) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow pour, white head. Lightly malty aroma with some honey and very faint hops. Flavor is malty and has a distinct honeycomb flavor. Not great, but drinkable.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours bright gold with a mostly receding off-white head. Notes of sweet pale malt, cookie, tart bread yeast, light herbs. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
500 ml bottle from Five Points Liquors, Ventura. Nose of grassy hops, light sweetness, paste, and a hint of butter (diacetyl). Gusher (lost the top 2"of beer from the neck); clear gold with a big off white head. Flavor is tiny bits of bitterness, sweetness, and diacetyl. Very mediocre!
swoopjones (5676) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle enjoyed with my fantastic Indian dinner in london. Golden pour, Belgian yeastiness & spiciness. coriander & wit like features, mild bitterness
jgb9348 (4664) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden coloured pale body with a thin white head (one centimetre) and a million small bubbles rising from the side & bottom of the glass. Aroma of funky old malt, caramel, fruits (apples and apricots) and a dose of alcohol. Light-bodied; Very very mild meaty taste up front with a dose of malt, some light spices and some more odd meaty type flavours at the end. Aftertaste shows some mild malt, a bit of yeast and a light bit of alcohol. Overall, a pretty mild beer - not absolutely horrible, just lacking in many tastes. I sampled this 500 mL bottle purchased from Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York on 11-June-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 23-September-2009.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - JUN 24, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottel 0,5 l at a nepalese restaurant. Golden with a overpouring white head. Nose is sweetish with some perfume crispiness. Flavor is intensely perfumey bitter with some pilsener like qualities, but the bitterness feels artificial, like soap or mosquito repellant. Some sweetness in background. Quite flavorful anyway.
Palidor19 (2930) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
not much on any front, slightly corny with some sweet malts. fizzy tasting with a touch of wheat at the end. better to skip it.
nick76 (4184) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is dusty, metallic, (hoppy) floral, and malty in an adjunct kind of way. The appearance is pale gold with a slight haze and a beautiful foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma making this more complex than almost any pale lager. The palate is thin. Overall this is an interesting beer that I want to like more.
LinusStick (2823) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2009
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Blah. Aroma was weak and next to nothing. Stale light malt and cardboard. Pour was a dirty medium gold with no head or bubbles. Taste was dirty and dusty malt with no aftertaste and not much to it. Even the decent carbonation couldn’t bring this beer out of the ones.