cheap (3742) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
My bottle says Topvar Premium Pils Beer. 11 oz green bottle. Quite a beauty, has a gold foil tux. The pour reveals a fresh yeast but not quite skunk aroma. Clears to a clean impression that’s almost candy like. Ubiquitous pale yellow american lager color. No head. The taste is quite alcohol in palate tho it is only 5%. Industrial alcohol bite that reminds me of american malt liquor. Quite different than anything I can recall. Decent tingly carbonation. Comes across almost like wine at times. At times syrupy and smooth and then again readily coarse. Not as good as Budweiser Budvar (Czechvar) 12°. Probably on par with Pilsner Urquell .
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - APR 10, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle- color of pale yellow , with a head that is frothy and fluffy- nose of stale cereal , oats , sweet corn , melon , candied cherries (twislers) , and cane sugar – taste of grass , hat , sweet fruity candy , and skunk - body is light , and with mild carbonation – sweet aftertaste of cane sugar , mild mild hops , and malts
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a can. Fresh floral aroma. Golden in colour with a white head. Quite hoppy and tangy with some grape like notes. A little thin on the palate with some bitterness in the finish.
blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bought a bottle at a liquor store in Manchester, CT at the Burr Corners Plaza. Crisp aroma. Fruity pilsner. Not very smooth. Golden color. No head at all. Fruity after taste. Refreshing, probably a good summer beer.
pivnizub (8524) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Sweet grainy (barley)-malty nose with a touch of honey; mild sweetish-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; sweet-honey in the delicate malty-bitter aftertaste. Unspectacular, but pleasant. Quite good - by slovakian standards.............
bierkoning (9738) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color, dense head. Hay and a bit of soap in the aroma. Light hopbitterm malty flavor with hay and a hint of citrus. Soft but tasty. As the temperature rises, a buttery mouthfeel becomes stronger. Well made.
coldbrewky (1408) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best when served at room temperature. A wonderful full bodied mouthfeel that only the Slovaks can pull off. Aroma lasts the whole four minutes you are drinking it. I look forward to junifest this coming june in Bratislava so I can have at the source.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden w/ a full semi creamy froth that recedes slowly. Aroma is that of malted sweet grains. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors of malted fruity grains are up front w/ moderate carameling.The finish has a refined bitterness w/ a touch of asprin. Overall: the asprin finish really puts this brew in a better place. Very thirst quenching. A good brew.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured yellow with a white eggshell head....crisp and fizzy.....ripened apple aroma. Sharp, metallic sensation on the teeth....oh wait, that was a shard of foil from the bottleneck that slipped into the pour.....anyways, the flavor was pretty standard, slightly sweet, slightly bitter, slightly adjunct.....pretty good finish, but far from a one of a kind brew.
glider (54) - Shrub Oak, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
1.5 liter bottle for $2, why not? Had an interesting [unidentifiable] sweet/metallic taste overtones, but very enjoyable. Great feel to it and quite interesting. Would not drink them all night however.
Interesting while not totally satisfying. Try it once