Holdwine (1077) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Barely average pils. Pleasant enough. A bit more hoppier than its ilk, but handled well enough.
Tranquillity (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2006
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0,5l bottle. The small head disappears quickly. The beer smells of feet, with a strong hoppy taste. Quite fresh actually, but the smell takes the happiness away effectively.
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is comprised mainly of hops, similar to that of Budweiser, but stronger and without the unpleasant corny/grainy/yeasty taste of American macros like Bud and Coors. Taste is similar to that of a Heineken (minus the slight yeast detectable in a Heineken), which is not all that suprising, seeing how the brewer is a Heineken company. The hops are quite plesant, dominating over any malts, but not to the point where it becomes too hoppy for a pilsener. Some malt is slightly detectable, with very slight yeast notes. Carbonation is very good, lasting throughout the 1 pint bottle. Definitely a repeat pilsener buy. Quite delicious and refreshing when very cold!
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUN 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 Another quality Czech/Slovak pilsner - sorry for the generaliation, but it’s because both these nations make premium beers of this kind. Great hops smell, reasonable carbonation, no traces of alcohol and a nice bitter note in the finish. Good.
eaglefan538 (2898) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured with a very nice, even pillowy head over to the golden yellow color. Aroma was mild with some hops coming through. The flavor was pilsner-like with some hops in the finish, but a corn-like (not sure if the adjuncts are actually in this one) cheap taste was slightly detectable.
Nejhleader (1246) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pale amber colour, hardly an aroma at all, perhaps a bit malty. taste is a bit citrus that lingers in the aftertaste, a tad bit metallic. I’m not a fan of pisneners to begin with, but this was really the opposite of good.
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at restaurant "Arena" in central PRague.
Golden color, big white head. Malty scent. Clear acid mouthfeel, fruity and a bit bitter aftertaste. Good bitterness. Some butterscotch in the smell after the head has decreased.
xvulic (5) - CROATIA - MAY 29, 2006 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Greath bear, unfortunatelly only available in Slovak Republic. I just return from Bratislava and bring 24 cans with me.
sanmiguel (118) - Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Pours a light golden body with a large head. Strong malty flavor. Had a fruity, citrus taste to it. Bitter finish. An OK beer.
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours golden with a white head, aroma of sweet malts and hops. The flavor is sweet, smooth, bitter. Not bad i expected worse.