obguthr (4432) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Weak barley aroma. Clear amber, thin head. Cardboard flavor. I usually like euro lagers, but this was not great.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 mL bottle from State Line. Pours a clear golden color with a large creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of sweet and grainy malts, cereal notes, nutty notes. The taste is grainy malts, raisins, faint grassy hops. Medium bodied.
Tim Webb (259) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled at a restaurant in Calei, Transylvania. Disappointing LBJ (little blond job) that does the necessary appearance stuff without much content of interest.
vipinvelp (2691) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow with big white foam head, lacing to glass and staying. Typical malty aroma, thick, some straw. Taste is too sweet, again malt and barley. Short somewhat bitter aftertaste. Had better. (Bucharest 201208)
rauchbier (3652) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, from an ethnic food store in Hull. Lemon gold, thin but shortlived white head andminimal condition. Fruity esters dominant in the nose, quite foul dry bitterness in the mouth with an estery edge and fruity middle, thankfully short and slightly malty in the finish
AirForceHops (4181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tall Boy Can. Lager glass shows typical clear piss color. Decent enough head, light lace down the glass. Weak nose of hay. Fairly dry taste with some light pale malt and corn notes. Body is thin and watery. A strange mild hop does liger in the finish.
Overall in the world of lagers it is below average. Not the worse I’ve had but…. The only good thing here for me is, I got to tick Romania as a country.
bytemesis (4267) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 15, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours clear pale amber with a medium fizzy white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is typical grain, honey and hay. Flavor is grain, grass with a mildy bitter finish.
SilkTork (5374) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml can from local East European shop. Pale yellow. Grainy taste. Few hops. Moderately dry. Drinkable. Forgettable. Mildly unpleasant.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought a 1 PINT bottle of this @ Ava Sofia in St. Louis, MO for $6. Poured from the Blue/Red/Tan labeled bottle into a 16oz Pint Glass. Has Best before: DEC 04TH-2012 on the back label of the bottle.
Aroma- Very clean, malty and toasted grain is all included in this aroma. Expected as a lager and the slightest noble hop aroma.
Appearance- Pours a 1.5 finger head that dies almost immediately. Has a light copper, crystal clear body. Leaves no sign of lacing afterwards.
Flavor- Very soft characteristics including malt and grain make up the entire taste. Very light bitterness and a tad on the sweet side.
Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Crisp, Smooth, but then watered down on the finish. Needs a bit more character.
Overall Impression- I ordered this purely to enjoy a new brew I’ve never had from Romania. Even while visiting Romania for a whole month, I didn’t go after anything special while abroad so its catch up time! This particular lager wasn’t anything special but suited the style. Wouldn’t go out of my way to enjoy this again but will check this off my list of “refreshing lagers”.
jaghana (4488) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can 50cl @Miha grocery shop Paris. A pale yellow beer with medium head and bad retention. Nose is hopy and metallic like, aroma is medium malty, dry feeling with a grassy and bitter hops which give a nice grassy and floral finish and even toasted notes. Better than expected.