islay (1837) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Classic pilsner aroma. Fruity: White grape juice, apple, apricot, and peach scents. Cream and vanilla. A little bit of smoke, char, and tobacco, surprisingly. Caramel roll. Tangy: grapefruit. Appetizing and impressively complex smell. Pours a clear, dull gold / light brass with a moderate amount of bubbles that rise at a moderate to fast pace. Light to moderate amount of head. Dry and creamy flavor. Bland but balanced and satisfying taste. Crabapple and mineral water elements. Plastic and clay in the finish. Easy to drink. Light to medium body. Smooth and somewhat frothy in the palate. Not quite as crisp and lively as ideal for a lager; a bit flat and watery (but just a bit). I know this is a mediocre review, but I actually quite enjoyed this beer, certainly more than I expected. I don’t know where I can fairly boost the rating except to give it a solid 15 in the overall category.
Tmoney99 (12726) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can, Poured clear dark pale color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate floral and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium swwet finish of moderate duration. Average beer.
DrSilverworm (9442) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2016
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
500ml can, thanks to Brandon. Dated 21.01.15/21.04.16. Clear orange color. Bigger white head. Good webs of lace. Bready aroma, some mild straw, wet dirty laundry. Kind of a bigger bite to this, light to moderate sweet. Drinking like a malt liquor. Medium body, with a decent full feel to the texture. Moderate carbonation, sort of tingly, with a very dry finish. Not drinkable nor smooth. Really poor. He said he was "pleasantly surprised" by this. But I’m surprisingly disappointed. 5oz was all I could do.
bartlebier (2966) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Many a 33cl Stubbi, many BS sojourns... - If Wallace Stevens’ Snow Man would have brewed against bare thirst in the leaden 1980s of the Bundesdeutsche Wirtschaftsjahre, this is what he’d come up with from the depths of the lowersaxonian plainspokenness: a perfect aluminium rendition of "To taste the nothing that is and the nothing that is not there" turned into a near-perfectly engineered macroregional Pilsner, technically superior to most lagers brewed in Belgium. Fully exemplary of its middling score, this metal paper grain drainage, great accompaniment to awkward conversations by the Osterfeuer with friends’ friends. A dash of extracted hop bitters for those who have not made it to Holsten HH or Jever further north.
MohaBeer (135) - Lima, PERU - JAN 3, 2016
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dorado pálido con transparencia, buena espuma y retención. Malta maltoso moderado bajo, DMS, jarabe de maíz, oxidación, lúpulo resinoso bajo. En boca DMS, oxidación, lúpulo de amargor moderado, malta maltoso moderado bajo. Final fresco con amargor sin astringencia. Cuerpo medio, buena carbonatación.
geologyguy (1162) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very light smell but quite good and Apple-y, taste is all malt no bitterness, same Apple-y taste...smooth not a lot of depth here though, better with time
SESBA (16) - - DEC 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveja maltada, sem aroma de frutas. Límpida e amarela citrina. Um pouco ácida e o amargor seco predomina na boca. Uma cerveja intermediária.
martjoobolut (2102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can (from Maxima). Pours golden with white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is sweet, grainy, malty, baking flour, some caramel. Flavor follows the nose, but also has slight metalli flavors. Body is on the thin side. Overall: not offending, just random drinkable-ish pale lager.
McWorta (1196) - LUXEMBOURG - DEC 10, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bright (5EBC) crystal clear colour with a frothy white head. Aromas of straw, hay, barley-cereal and subtle rust-metal notes develop. Fizzy up-carbonised, thin and lightly bodied. Brisk hay-malt sweetness with a lineR hop bitterness. Short light dry finish.
ectuohy27 (869) - ESTONIA - DEC 7, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh drinkable lager with fresh grass aroma and dull metallic clang of a taste and finish, not much else here alas.
scarletfire65 (1240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at home. Clear pale yellow. Frothy head. Clean aroma with a bit of malt and grassy hops. Simple, clean flavor profile. Light sweet malts and Noble Saaz hops. Not bad at all for the style.