Sluskin (13) - Skokie, Alabama, USA - FEB 3, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a light gold with a head that does not last. Very thin body with low carbonation. Reminds me of what Heineken should taste like if it is not skunked. A little bit of malt that fades in the mid palate and finishes tasting like close to nothing.
blackisle (1785) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2016 Can 50cl. from Nansi Bulgarian grocery shop, Zaandam. Poured into a lager glass. Clear deep golden, good 2 finger frothy white head, recedes slowly, light lacing; aroma malt, grain, hay; taste medium sweet and bitter, grainy, bit metallic; bittersweet finish, bit of cardboard, light peppery note; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; decent.
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
16.9oz bottle 4/18/16 (Binny’s Naperville)-34° in Lager Glass-Pours a clear light golden with a small white head. Aroma of corn, malt, and sweetness. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is just another pale lager.
StueyD (1555) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A mid gold coloured beer with a frothy but weak white head. A light malty aroma with a hint of wheat. A mild dry mouthfeel. The taste is a mild slightly syrupy, malty flavour, some bitterness in the background. The finish is mild malt, and slightly syrupy. A can brought by a friend from Bulgaria.
bergstaden (2158) - Rřros, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden with a white head - Sweet malt aroma - Sweet malt body that lacks in bitterness - Short finish - This was boring
jivcho (1) - wheeling, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of Bulgaria’s best lagers! It must be tried fresh (in Bulgaria) without any conservants.
BuckeyeBoy (5184) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from a green bottle a clear crisp straw color topped with a white head. Nose is corn cereal malts and a touch of grassy hops. Taste is sweet corn the cereal malts and a lingering after taste.
larslan (27) - Izmir, TURKEY - DEC 12, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Notes of malt, corn and grass. Not very strong bitterness. Slightly over the avarege of Eastern European lagers.
Alengrin (4159) - BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bulgarian pale lager from a plastic 2 l bottle with plastic screw cap. Medium thick but not very stable, snow white, coarse, lightly lacing head over a clear orangey ’old gold’ coloured beer, darker than average for the style, with vivid sparkling. Simple aroma of sourish grains, white bread crust, wet cardboard, soaked cereals, grass, cornbread. Neutral onset, a bit minerally with medium carbo, grain sweet with a touch of old cookies and corn, smooth mouthfeel but not as thin or metallic as is often the case in this style; finish has a late, brief grassy hop bitterness but a vague plastic-like chemical wryness too. Very average at best, the sourish graininess becomes a bit bothersome in the end, certainly if you have to ingest 2 l of the stuff, but still a fairly drinkable standard lager.
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, cardboard and hint of grass. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, corn, some fruitiness and herbs. Flavor is sweet and malty with some grains, corn and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.