IrishBoy (3923) - 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!
Hermod (3904) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
50cl bottle. Base Camp, Helsinki. Clear golden, thin white head. Sweet corn aroma, not much else. Flavor has sweet malt, corn, some metal notes. Well, maybe works with the spicy food, would not want to drink this just for íleisureí
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours with a brilliantly clear, pale, just off-white colored head. The beer is a brilliantly clear gold color that get fairly pale when held up to the light. Sweet grain notes mix with ample DMS in the form of creamed corn. Perhaps a touch of herbal hop character is just noticeable, but the DMS is big enough here that it is really hard to tell. The DMS is actually a bit obnoxious after just a short while.
Sweet grain flavors up front of honey-like grain, sweet corn and pale malt move to a dry finish that has a touch of hop bitterness as well as a light herbal note. As far as balance goes there is just enough hop character to balance out the sweet grain notes and keep them from being cloying. The DMS is not quite as objectionable in the flavor as it was in the aroma, but it does tend to stick to the palate a bit with a vegetal, cooked corn note. Appropriately light bodied, though not watery, and the carbonation provides a nice fizz to the texture.
Just not all that good, even by pale lager standards. The DMS definitely ruins the aroma and donít let this warm up much as it really starts to intrude into the flavor as well.
Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ
rauchbier (3645) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2007
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle, from Rythym & Booze, Brigg. Faintly hazy gold, fluffy but shortlived white head, nasty aromas of sweet starchiness, quite soft in the mouth with more nastiness from the sweet starch which is balanced (?!) by a harsh dry bitterness, short fruity dry finish.
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow gold, stark white head.Corny, lightly soapy nose.Somewhat grainy light maly palate.Light spicy hop finish
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím worried and I havenít even poured. The bottle appears to be a Belgian lager masquerading as an Indian lager. This does not portend of good things. Medium gold, nice head, utterly clear. Aroma of grain and hay. Flavor is of rough grains, a touch of honey sweetness, and a load of grassy hops. And something that isnít quite right. Maybe it was the Indian flair they were going for. They should have stuck with all malts, and they could have had a much better beer. Having said that, in the vast world of crappy pale lagers, this really is on the high end of the scale.
thegreenrooster (3432) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour is a golden with a white head. Aroma is typical lager. Some breadyness but overall this is wet paper bag. Flavor is horrible. Super tart lemonlike flavor takes over and makes you wince. It may be from Belgium but pass this one by.
Frank (3259) - 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.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from tops shared on 2/7/2010.
pale straw honey colored with a small off white head.
rough pils-ish grainy aroma mixes with honey comb, mud, a bit of nuttiness and dust.
add some lemon and mineral/slate to the aroma to make up the flavor... it finishes with a harsh mineral note which lingers with grain in the aftertaste.
the body is medium and crisp but somehow has a muddy/swampy mouth feel which really distracts me. 6/3/5/2/12/2.8
jookos (3162) - FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow, filtered. Some green, bit citrusy. hoppyness, pale malts. Dryish. Ok, light flavoured lager drink. Doesnít feel too sterile, clean, but has some character.