SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
In the 0.5L bottle from Beertopia. This simply calls itself a "bright lager beer" on the label, but the label is blue and white with a blue neck band. I’m guessing that this is the same thing in a new export package distributed by Merchant duVin. The beer was slightly skunked and this was about all that I could pick out of the aroma. Standard rich golden yellow with a medium fluffy white head that subsides to a sheen covering. Has a solid saaz hopped pilsner flavor that leaves your mouth dry and tart. Skunky flavor hangs in there as well. I drank this after mowing the yard and it still didn’t seem to float my boat. Even at $3.19 a bottle, I think I’ll pass.
yellahairedkid (1) - redmond, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2007 does not count
3.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn’t want to try this beer.
I’m not usually a fan of your average lager, but I have been assured that this is not your average lager.
The nose almost made me lose my nerve. One word: Saaz.
I’m just not a fan and I could feel the bitterness in my cheeks without even tasting the beer.
And then I tasted it!
it wasn’t bitter at all! It was sort of fresh and clean; it was to the tongue what that clean laundry smell is to the nose!
Add the malty finish and I was happy to drink the whole glass.
It did end up leaving a bitter taste in my mouth and that’s not so hot, but overall I would definitely put this in my super-hot-weather-beer category and drink it again.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with Milos and HogtownHarry, Milos’ bottle- Pours orangey amber under a frothy white foam. The aroma is hoppy, but soon a vegetal aroma sneaks up and attacks. Lots of cooked broccoli. Doughy malts. Some saaz hop flavour, but it’s also vegetal, mostly corn and some other unmentionables. Finishes a lot like a bowl of soup. Interestingly enough not offensive, and there were times I enjoyed sipping this one. Thanks for sharing Milos!
Stew41 (1793) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Different take on the text book standard for the style. Fruity, aromatic style on both the nose and palate. Almost like a fruity pale ale of English ale in this respect. Pilsner malts kick in late with very mild bitterness.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 500 ml. bottle, no freshness date, sampled in a pilsener glass.
Poured a clear bright orange hued golden, large rocky, creamy white head, good retention, active micro bubbly carbonation, minimal amount of sticking, a promising appearance.
Faint aromas of sweet grainy cracker-like malts, hints of herbal spicy hops.
Smooth light-medium body, crisp and dry tasting, sugary pilsener malts that are complemented by dry grainy saltine crackers, a light lemon honey, herbal, spicy hops that have a soft bitterness towards the end, pretty clean in the finish, just a lightly tingling spiciness lingers in the palate.
A good Czech Pilsener, not a great one, but one that is quite pleasant to consume, perfect for the hot, muggy days of August.
mjg74 (2690) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor. Pours a dark golden color with a small white head. Slightly sweet grainy aroma. Somewhat crisp and bready. Light flavor grains. A bit of a creamy maltiness. Finish is lightly hopped. Decent BoPils.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 Pours a beautiful deep golden color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Hangtime is good and rests to a decent lace. Aromas of skunky herbs and beer. Medium nectar w/ soft residual effers. Big rustic malts and decent hopping creates a balanced brew. Nuances of dried herbs, aged cirtus rind, and skunky malts. The finish is bittered nicely.
downender (6718) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. In appearance this was fairly ordinary, but overall it was a level above a standard Euro-lager. The aroma was fruit with a touch of sweet malt. The flavour started grainy with a dry finish kicking in. Not bad.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottel 24-10-2006 [Trade with thewolf, thanks] Average fizzy withe head that mostly lasted. Clear sparkling body with a yellow colour. Good lacework. Had that Czech like aroma maybe from Saaz hops. Light grass and dusty grain, some caramel notes with hint of citrus and cardboard. Light to medium bodied with a lively carbonation and light dry texture. Well balanced between the sweet and bitter flavour. Light dry and hoppy finish.
gnoff (8173) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33 cl bottle at The Golden Days, Göteborg) Clear golden color, small white head. Fruity and bready scent. Fruity and full malty taste. A bit sweet and fruity aftertaste. Full mouthfeel. Higher bitterenss than many Czech beers I’ve tried. Fruity and thirst clenching, nice. A hint of vanilla in the taste when the beer gets warmer.