UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. This is a very ordinary pilsner... good thirst quencher but no bitterness and just nothing all that exciting.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden with a small white head. Extremely light grainy malt aroma, very faint. The flavor is also very light; hints of grain, grass and saaz. Moderately sweet, couldn’t detect any bitterness. Nice full, round smooth body with lively carbonation. No lacing, decent head retention. Not really bad or offensive, but it needs more taste.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Jo & Joe’s Downtown in Durham, NC. Beer pours a clear yellow color. Has no significant aroma to speak of. Nearly flavorless and boring as hell. This is the kind of thing that gets popular in America because it’s imported and not because it’s good. I swear I had it once in a bottle and thought it was a little better.
Tmoney99 (10570) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. California version of this brew. Poured clear amber with medium white head. Aroma was medium with no strong character. Flalvor was dry and pleasing with a medium finish. Good drinkable bar brew.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Large, white head. Pale, golden with lots of carbonation. Light malt in aroma. Flavor is smooth but not memorable. Slithly bitter in end, but otherwise tasteless.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Trumer opened up a brewery in Berkeley, CA. Don’t know how different the two beers are, but this is definately for the California version. Pale golden beer with a big white head. Floral/spicey aroma. Crisp beer with some malt backing and a spicey finish. Dry, refreshing, easy to drink. I’d passed on this many time in favor of bigger beers, but this is a good pils for when the weather starts warming up.
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2005
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Actually had a nice golden hue with a large, full white head. Very attractive for a pilsener. Smells like ashtray and armpit sweat. Seriously, like sweaty clothes. ewwwwwww. Light and crisp, I guess, with an underlying blandness and bad ashtray/grain flavor that reminds you of BMC type stuff.
apb123 (1) - Colfax, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head - Initial appearance was strong. The flavor was longlasting. This beer outshines all others in the popular european beer styles. I tasted it in the bottle, and it was great. Can’t wait to try it on tap!
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Hazy, very pale gold with a small white head and constant fine bead. Pineapple and grassy hops aroma with a corn-like malt base. Pine wood and cooked vegies... Metallic, sweet, and watery. Not a great deal of flavour, and again the pine-wood flavour with a slightly astringent, powdery outhfeel.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Hay hoppy aroma and a hoppy taste. Medium body and a dry finish.