Strykzone (5815) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The appearance of this beer when just poured is delightful. Gorgeous golden color with a nice white head. The head quickly disappears leaving only a lacing around the edge of the glass. The flavor of the beer was as clean as can be imagined. A slight citrusy flavor is evident but certainly not in overwhelming quantities. Very enjoyable. The only downside was that about midway through the glass it picked up a bitterness that was unfortunate.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. poured a very clear yellow gold, aroma of sweet hay malt, initial sweet bready malt taste very round hop taste makes for a pleasant but un complex flavor. nice beer, apparently its been around since 1040 which is pretty cool.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yellow body with a creamy white head. "German" aroma... reminds me of a few nights of over-imbibing around October. Its mostly a caramelly malt with light hop presence. Taste is a little more bitter, but there is still that sweet malt to back it up. The bitterness gets into a slightly astringent papery thing, almost like licking envelope glue. Not my cup of tea...
cathcacr (644) - Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Saw this at the beer store today and remembered that I had it some time back. For a German lager, itís about as standard as it gets, perhaps even moreso than Warsteiner. More soft on the palate, though, more round-feeling in the presentation, a little more sweet. I guess this is the true Original, using the oldest recipe in recorded history.
freekyp (1692) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden with a full, but quickly dissipating head this brew has a full malty nose with grassy notes. Mouthfeel is slightly chalky and the malt grainy flavor lays on the tongue like a thin blanket. Well balanced. Light and slightly sweet, this is a good session beer.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is yellow with a medium white head...smell is skunky grass...not a lot in the mouth, just a little sweet maltiness...good but a typical example of this style...
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light golden color with some head and not much lace.
Aroma was skunky, actually. Some malt presense, but thatís about it.
Flavor is sweet with some light fruits, but a little grassy. Still good, though.
Palate is thicker than I was expecting. Overall itís pretty good and worth trying.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pale gold with a dissapating head. Aroma is malty sweet with a little apple. Flavor is sweet with a hint of honey. A grassy finish. A little metalic and watery. A nice light lager.
motelpogo (7686) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled. wasnít particularly fresh alas. pretty pale yellow colour and the head died very quickly. lightly grainy aroma with some vanilla and soft grassy flavours
hershiser2 (1520) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Paid $1.49 for a 12-oz single. Pours very very very pale yellow, no head. Smells sweetly honeylike, but itís not strong... Flavor is grassy and slightly skunked... but not horribly skunked. Very ordinary.