BlackHaddock (5658) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
June 2010: The 500ml brown bottles are now available in UK Aldi stores at just over £1.00 per bottle!
This one was poured into my Veltins stemmed tulip (three times).
Pale gold, paler than your average pilsner/export/dort, this was clean, clear and sparkling. The snow white head came and went a bit too fast which was a pity because its appearance score has to drop because of that.
Cereal aroma, not much, but some.
Typical lager/export taste/flavour, meaning a refreshing blend of water with a few hops and malted grains thrown together with a heavy yeast that sinks to the bottom removing most of the flavours as it goes!
I’m being unfair, this is a fine example of the style and well worth the few pence I paid for it.
Grzesiek79 (3784) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dough, cereal, cough drop, roasty, pale, hazy, frothy, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,
ralphdot (1026) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
5.3% pale yellow with thin head, low on aroma and taste but very refreshing and slightly bitter and dry, yet another hot sunny afternoon beer.
bierkoning (11880) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Blonde. Worty aroma. Worty grainy flavor. Hints of grass. Not good.
Dedollewaitor (15250) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Bamberg. Pours golden with a small white head. Lots of rough grain and corn. Medium to thin body. Skunky flavor with quite a lot of paper and grain. Harsh. Medium to thin body.
kappldav123 (5812) - GERMANY - MAR 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle looks simple, but good. Beer in the glass not too zippy, nice head. Starts spicy, hoppy-dry background, modest sourish. Finish could be a bit more intense. But still okay!
tommann (3192) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Pours pale gold with a large frothy head. Aroma is grassy hops, pale malt and a hint of lemon. Subtle. Taste starts with some straw and has a grassy hop finish. A bit flat.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A straw blonde coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. Grassy hops, sweet malts and a little puke. Fairly nicely balanced in the mouth. The hops are OK and give a bit of prickle. Decent.
BeerViking (3820) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Aldi UK, but labelled for the Australian market. Pours light gold with a fluffy head, nice aroma of grassy herby hops, flavour is light with a bit of malt, a light crisp hop character and a gentle bitterness. A decent enough helles, and a bargain at the price.
SilkTork (5499) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle from Aldi. Very watery yellow. Soft carbonation. Initially quite grainy in flavour, but this mellows out as the beer settles. Few hops. Little malt flavour. Easy drinking. Just a touch of oil or butter. Not offensive. Drinkable.