yngwie (10798) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. Pale golden with a nice white head. Malt and some hops, grain and alcohol in the aroma. Grain, malt and some hops in the aroma. Thin body and some bitterness in the finish. (060908)
DerDoppelbock (22) - Aachen, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wenig Regung bei der Schaumentwicklung, das Bier lässt nur sehr kleine CO²-Stränge bis zur Oberfläche durch. Recht frischer, prickelnder Antrunk der hauptsächlich fruchtige Aromen ans Tageslicht bringt. Dennoch ist das Geschmacksbild auch durch eine voluminöse Wässerigkeit geprägt, die nicht von der Seite weichen will. Der Abgang besitzt leicht getreidige Vorzüge, weicht dann auf die hopfige Schiene aus und hallt metallisch, muffig nach. Kein Ausnahmebier!
RedEft (131) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2006
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very light gold with a disappearing white head. Aroma...artificial corn perhaps? Taste is all water with metallic bitter overtones. I enjoy pale lagers, but this is Greece’s answer to Keystone.
Jerre (2240) - Waregem, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
33 cl Blik. Clear gold color. Taste like a normal lager standard beer. Light "water" body. Not for me.
jayrizzo88 (4) - USA - SEP 20, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
this beer looks great and the name sells, and the taste is equisite. the art of making a harsh lager and light masterpiece. overall is one of my favorite beers
DruncanVeasey (6179) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2006 Crystal gold, lifelessly still lager overridden by an unsubtle metallic bitterness. Finest malt and hops?? You must be joking. Aspires to the crisp bitterness and pale gold body of a quality pils, but doesn’t come close. Can’t even chuckle at the name, as the label reads as ’Beptina’ in Greek. So I pressed a Vergina to my lips, and didn’t even notice. That just about sums up my experience of this underwhelming beer. Great present for giggling relatives, however.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2006
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a slender long neck 12 oz. brown bottle with a best before date on the back label.
Poured a clear lager golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing.
Aromas of spicy, grassy hops and sweet pale lager malts.
Good carbonation and crisp, but a bit rough in the palate, light bodied mouthfeel.
Bland, a little sour bitterness and solvent tasting, I think the bitterness comes from the malts which are a sour grainy metallic, hops bring a sweet grassiness that sort of balanced the taste and a sour grainy finish, the unbalanced lager taste reduces the drinkability.
Not an impressive euro pale lager, something I won’t be buying again.
KnutAlbert (5206) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Canned. Rather sweet, a little peach-like fruitiness. A hoppy finish which is a bit artificial.
crazyvin (1705) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2006
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
light very light yellow color wth a white head. Malty aroma mainly a corny presence but a mildy skunky note too. Flavor was subtle and somewhat nutty. Easy to drink but mainly flavored watered.
Sully (1378) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
My first regret was that I didn’t buy two Vietnamese beers on the shelf at Purvis cellars when I acquired this one. There is something satisfying about claiming to have wrapped my lips around a couple of Hudas and a Vergina with my wife watching. One day I’ll grow up I suppose. Without having read the other ratings I am sure there are references to yeastiness, infection or the fact that after a session with this that the carnal delights are the last thing on one’s mind. Other ratings pobably say something like, thin, typical euro style pale lager with a nondescript nose of cereal and faint malt character followed by a lack of mouthfeel and inconsequential flavour. I would probably be of the same opinion but I would have to add that it is a beer to know intimately before knocking it. Oh, and the opening of the bottle is far too narrow.