DuffMan (7501) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber, moderate head, good retention. Nice grassy hop aroma that carries over to the palate. dry finish. Enjoyable.
Geiserich (3568) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fresh aroma with notes of oxidation. Pleasant, pithy flavor, somewhat spicy and malty. Light bitter, dry end, but light shor, too. Some oxidation in it.
stoutchap (416) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I wanted to like this one mroe thatn I did because it reminded me of a trip I took to Slovakia. I didn’t have a chance to taste it there - but the signs and table cloths were in every restaurant - it is the Bud of Slovakia.
Anyways, pours the typical clear urine of this style. Small bubbly head. Grassy and slightly skunky nose. Straw and some citrus to start, a little bit of hops. Starts fairly fizzy which is good for a pilsner I suppose, but goes flat pretty quickly and begins to betray certain other notes which seem to match the color
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Clear, yellow lager with a whispy, white head. Good retention. The nose is mildly lightstruck, but notes of clover honey, lemon peel and straw make their way up and out of the glass. Crisp, medium-bitter flavor. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes clean and refreshing. Thanks to growler for the bottle.
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
The aroma is grainy and a tiny bit skunky with a grass like hops. The appearance is golden and a little dark for a pilsner. The head is small. The flavor is unimpressive. There is grainy malt and a mild unpleasant bitterness. The palate is typical for a pilsner. Dry finish. Maybe this beer is hurt by the long journey or maybe it’s just not so good.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Hungarian version credited to "Amstel Sörgyar".
Beautiful, clear fully golden with a creamy, white head. Fat aroma of malt with notes of banana - as in a Hefe. Good, full body with plenty of sweet malt. Limited bitterness. Red label. 120106
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Typical clear golden color of a pils. This bottle did have a slight skunkiness to it, but the hoppy, grassy aroma was present as well. Northing skunky about the flavor though, a nice, crisp, good tasting pilsner. I have a feeling, if I had this one fresh on tap, I would like it even more.
PIVOMAN (15) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this is not a super beer, but is a typical beer for the region Czechia and Slovakia. They just make a good pilsner and that is good enough for me.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2005
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Who doesn’t love pheasants? Beautiful birds! Used to roam wild and free in my home town. Glorious plumage, gentle creatures. And who wouldn’t enjoy a beer made from them?
Wait...it’s not?...okay, ...that’s cool...anyway...
very clear, pale golden/amber appearance, nice, fluffy, snow-white head...
Aroma: skunkaroo! Sour lemon. Bad. Foul. Putrid. Ick.
Taste: Must I?
strong, fullish, fierce, grainy, and very bare thereafter....not much to brag about, Slovakia...blah, bleh, blech...Oooo, ish, ugh...not pleasure-enducing by any stretch.
Light bodied, dry finish, grainy all the way, with an unpleasant flavor, that never satisfies...
Does anyone like this stuff? Why? And why did I waste $2 on it that could’ve gone to online downloads of Falco’s Greatest Hits? ("One Night In Bangkok makes a Hard man humble"...or is it, hustle? that’s why I need it!)
These questions and more will be answered ...never...or, ...will they?
kumite56 (472) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Actually better than I had anticipated. Grassy aroma, sl sweet initially some corn presnet it appears. Decent grassy and dry finish. Not bad.