Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark golden color,small white head that had a decent hang time then faded leaving little behind.The aroma was mildly malty with a strong showing from the hops.malty flavor with maybe a hint of caramel in there as well as the hops coming through fairly well.The feel is a prickly on the tongue from the carbonation but it changes in the middle and kind of thins out on the feel.Mildly bitter hop after taste,over all not bad for the lawnmower and little else beyond that,i can’t believe i paid $3.50 for 1 bottle. If the store knew what i knew they’d drop that price about 2 bucks.
ClarkVV (5559) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 bottle, consumed on 11/21/2005. Large, white, dense head atop a clear, rust-hay colored body. Well-formed lacing all the way down the glass. Saazy nose, but some spicier notes as well. Oregano and tarragon like herbalness and a clear shot of yeast crispness, which dries out the balancing light honey malt. Crisp in the nose. Moderrate to low aroma strength, but it is delicate and moderately complex if you smell it long enough. Observing it for a while builds up my expectations of a rustic, dustic, saazy flavor. Flavor does not disappoint the expectations. Musty hay and light barn notes (which is odd because it’s pasteurized) with lightly earthy hops and a honey malt that is not too sweet. Moderate, though certainly not eye-opening yeast bite on the finish. Carbonation is zesty, with tiny bubbles giving a medium-tight but also boisterous mouthfeel. Guess that’s to-style, or at least on par for a filtered/pasteurized/force carbonated beer. No off flavors whatsoever, boast of proper lagering. Lots of hop flavor on the end, bitterness and honey linger. Some spicy grass notes, as well. Bit watery.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is malt, hops and spice? Dark amber, pours a short lived, thick, white head. Strong malt aroma, some mineral qualities too, hops at the end, and some metalic hints. Medium bodied, an appreciable level of bitterness, easy drinking. Pretty good.
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark-deep gold looking lager with bright white head on top , Neat . Rich, full juicy malt aroma. Light grassy hop character, yet malts dominant up front .Full bodied, slightly oily. Once again heavy on malt character. My sample was less hoppy than its description told .
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2005
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Vyskovske Export reaches American shores and is found in Newark, NJ, of all places. This sucker is metallic and hoppy as hell! I’m talking a real Czech hop whomp. Not much malt or yeasty funk. I’m pretty suprised by this brew.