Andrew196 (1292) - 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 (57) - 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
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.5 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s: Pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is light and sweet with a hint of hops. Flavor starts lightly sweet followed by a light hop bitterness finishing kinda dry and spicy. Light bodied and thin with lively carbonation.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very similar to Topvar Samaritan, Golden colour, medium, disappearing head. Much carbonation, but it didn’t annoy me in this case. Slight bitterness, okay one.
DuffMan (8942) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This kicked the shit out of the 11.5% version I had while in Australia. Pale malt with some faint green hops, reminiscent of the middle-of-the-road dutch lagers (Bavaria, Amsterdam). Not bad in its own right, but compared to the other Topvar I had, stellar!
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light sweet aroma has some notes of corn and herbal hops. Clear golden body is topped by a fizzy, low, white head that recedes rapidly to the slightest ring. Sweet, corny flavour with apparent bitterness. Hugely metallic, coppery aftertaste with some notes of plastic. Watery texture with strong carbonation. Tumbler. Fridge temperature. Can (BB 24.05.07, BCLS at Commercial, Sep-06).
Ingevara (889) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2006 Good color. Standard head. Average in every sense, medium bitter, medium hopy. Watery finish. Ntohing great.
Quinten (1057) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color, light medium head, nice 12% but it cost more than slatý bazant and it have a bit less quality.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold with a small white head. Lots of malt, slightly sweet and grainy. Flavorful for the style, may be a bit underrated.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting at Immy’s. This was getting towards the end of the night, but, poured yellow with off white head. Nose is light malt with a fizzy malt flavor.