Brewed by Pivovarna Zagorka (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria


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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.06   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Ingredients: Malted barley, water, hops.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2003
I didn't expect much from this beer and it didn't deliver much, but it did leave with the impression that this could be a good beer if fresh. Gold with a film of head with an initial burst of dank, skunked lager smell. This smell soon dissipated, mostly, and some maltiness appeared. The flavor had a fair maltiness to it for a lager, but some skunkiness as well--compliments of a green bottle and intercontinental travel. This has the potential to garner higher ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2003 when poured it had nice foamy white head that thined out but stayedon the edge the whole way down.Nice amber translucent color.Kind of sweet but yet hoppy.It did leave an after taste for a while that didnt sit well with me.Overal not terrible but not great.I probaly wouldn't try it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2003
As one would expect a sparklingly clear gold, portly white head, frothy in structure, the lace adequate to coat the glass. Nose is fresh, sweetly malt, with the start somewhat sweet, lots of malt, the top skeletal in feel. Finish is moderately acidic, modestly hopped, dry aftertaste and totally forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2003
Good straw color.Nice tall creamy white head.Malty aroma very hoppy as well.The same as well for the taste with a medium hop presence,some what thin feel in the mouth.I don't sense any skunkyness to this bottle as others have.It isn't great but it isn't bad eather pretty much just a middle of the road brew

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Geiserich (3696) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 11, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 Very few aroma, unpleasant skunky taste. Mainly grainy, light sourly and hop bitterness but no hop taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 9, 2003
Skunky sweet hoppy aroma.Blond appearance.Sweet canned fruit flavor with a grainy stale aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2003
I saw a Bulgarian beer and figured I might as well add a country. When I went up to the counter, the guy there said this was quite a decent beer -- I was surprised, but at least had reason to hold out hope when I tried this beer. I shouldn't have. Gold body topped by large white head. Aroma is sweet, corn perhaps, with some faint grassiness. Taste starts a bit sweet, is pretty tasteless on the tongue before a finish of artificial sweetness and moderate grassy bitterness. The swallow is astringent and plastic-ish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
CapFlu (4778) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2003
(Bottle) Light amber colour with a medium head. Malt nose with a slight hoppiness. Some fair flavours of sweetness and bitterness. Below average.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2003
Skunky aroma hits you when the bottle is opened. Clear gold color with large white head. Once skunk is gone there is a dry straw aroma. A crisp bitter taste with metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 29, 2003
Large long lasting head. Skunky smell with a bitter taste. Won't be buying this one again.

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