r464 (1883) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with a whitish head. Strong, malty, yeasty, with a bit of fruit. Light spice and a bit of hops, but not too bitter.
iguanodon (74) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep gold with a thick off white head. Aroma is unremarkable, spent malt with a hint of booze. Flavor is hoppy, spicy, again with a hint of booze. The malt comes through in the finish, the alcohol warms as it goes down. Nice mouth feel.
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with an average, frothy white head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is grain, cereal, and meal malt with spicy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with light corn notes, some fruit, medium hops and bitterness, alcohol and a sweet finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Ariel. Pours hazy blond with white head. Smells sweet - honey and malt. Tastes sweet, too sweet, malty and old. Medium body and not really pilsner.
DSG (5615) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 11, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Ariel. Slightly hazy golden. Aroma of stale hops and a bit of malt. Sweet malty flavor with some honey, a bit of fruitiness and a slightly drier finish with a bit of cardboard. Medium-bodied. Not good, seems old.
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is light spicy european hops with a hint of cereals and light grain. Appearance is clear fizzy yellow with a nice head. Taste is light hops and light malt, alcohol is well hidden. Palate is think and drinkable. Overall I was really surprised. There isnít a lot of whallop here in terms of flavor or aroma but it is just a pils and it goes down like one despite the ABV.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellw with musty notes light grain. Deep notes of toffee malt with a light bitter grain and hop backbone. Long easy finish.
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is grainy malts and a hint of mustiness. The flavor is mild grain sweetness, citrus, hops and a lasting tartness in finish.
changeup45 (1715) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a bronze color with a booming off-white head that sheds some thick lacing. The aroma smells bready, medicinal, and somewhat zesty, with orange blossom, lemon scented dishwashing detergent, flowers, saaz hops, cough drops. This is smoother than expected, or as the aroma suggests. The medicinal notes, which are strong in the scent seem to take a back seat here but donít completely disappear. Lots of sweet bread, herbal hops, and some caramel flavors noted. Perhaps sweet hay and grass too. After buying this, I see that the bottle is a little old. Maybe not a bad thing if itís toned down. A bit dry and bitter in the finish but the sweetness prevails. Could stand to be lower in alcohol but I generally feel that way about any Pilsner approaching 7% or so. Not a bad beer though, just not one Iíll need to revisit.
ration (1922) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
130712. Tap at baileys taproom. Pours hazy golden with a small head. Aroma fruits, bread. Slight fruity taste. Alcohol comes slightly through. Not Bad.