SilkTork (5156) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2007 Bottle. Not much of interest here. Drinkable, but without character. Pale malt and a slight sprinkling of hops in the finish.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2004 vintage bottle, which in the case of czecho/slovak pilseners aint a good thing. all that was left was some bland, syruppy, honeyish malt, with vestiges of herbal bitterness. oh, and a slight, strange aftertaste of menthol. rer8: fresher bottle with the scratch'n'sniff label. toast, butter and grass in aroma, tasty flowery saaz and honey flavours, and a reasonable amount of bitterness a watery finish (as i just discovered oakes also detected - i must be right then). still, decent flavour, even if it's shortlived.
jerohen (1976) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden yellow coloured. Hoppy aroma, bitter flavour. Another bohemian pilsener. Not very special, but drinkable.
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hoppy aroma. Bitter taste. Reminded me of my visit to the Pilsner Urquell brewery. Quite nice refreshing pils.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy golden colour. Grassy, moderately hoppy aroma. Mild bitterness followed by a soft malt finish.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2003
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
unappealing aroma. Golden yellow, nice head and lacing for a pilsener. Body is fairly thick and creamy. A nice malt presence and a crisp aftertaste. An excellent example of its style.
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can:Gold,lasting white head.Great lace.Tinny malt nose.Thick and malty.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Typical straw colour with little foam. Aroma was slightly doughy with notes of grass. Taste is quite sweet and oily feeling. Beer seems to be sugary water with little flavour.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle) Yech! Strange, slightly sugary aroma, head vanishes almost instantly. Flavor is also sweet and malty, but finish is really lacking some umpf here.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden straw colour, with just wisps of foam; Medium saaz aroma with bready pale malts, a hint of grassiness and I might be fooling myself but bitter orange rind as well in there. Palate is malt-accented, starting off with a sweet, slightly oily, malt note that borders on being sugary. A slight hit of sour apple segues this beer into a hoppier finish with the grassiness picks up, the bitterness shows a bit more, the sugariness drops out and the palate goes semi-sweet but tasting more of saaz. The finish is kind of watery, which underscore the importance of a good finish - a long dry finish really elevates a pilsner like Bitburger but a watery finish hobbles a pilsner like Topvar 12.