KnutAlbert (6298) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A top ranking pilsner. Subtle, but full of flavour. Moderate hops with a grapefruit tone. LArge, rocky head, nice golden colour. Moderately bitter finish.
(Tested: draft version in Bratislava)
Daredevil (76) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is widely considered to be the best lager brewed in Slovakia ... and rightly so ... It’s a bit like a softer copy of the Pilsner Urquell, almost the same but slightly sweeter and therefore less dry ...
I remember while living in Hong Kong someone visiting had the kindness to bring me a bottle of this and I truly enjoyed it ...
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer #18 at the World Beer Festival in Durham, NC. This beer was pretty plain. No aroma to speak of. I’ll be honest, by beer #18 I was in no shape to be rating beers accurately, but it’s important for me to post the few notes I did make about the beers which I tasted beyond this point.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was under the impression that a Heiny was a Heiny...This, however, proves me wrong. Though nothing to write home about, it’s a pretty solid pils. I expected the usual skunk phenom apon opening with the grassy-soap flavour. nah. Roasted hops with a readily good carbonation. Even somewhat roasted gold colour. About time I got a decent green bottle. I see below the emphasis on grassy flavours..damn, maybe they put the wrong pils in my bottle. booya! Hopefully Ill get to try the dark when im in the country this winter
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
.5 l green bottle. Well, the breakup of the Soviet bloc was a boon for this beer. You can rate all the Czech pils you want, but this is your choice if you want to "visit" the Slovakia part. Well, starts out with a bit of a skunky, stale hop odor. Pours a nice enough fluffy but ruly white head. Heineken pale in color. Still a decent pils malt taste. Kinda of heady alcohol. Rough stale hops palate that says this has been shipped too far in green bottles.
frankenkitty (1961) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden and fairly flat, with a head that diminishes to a scummy film. Adjuncty/corny aroma with grasses and "Band-Aid". Thin and grassy flavor, light bitterness. Slightly burnt in aroma and flavor. Not much worth describing. (Another country knocked off, so that’s a plus.)
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IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle Buffalo Brew Fest. Golden color, white head. Grass and mildly skunky, light pale malt. Somewhat sweet, watch out for the cat piss. Light bodied. Beware the green bottle.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden body. White head. Has a grasy aroma. Dry feeling. Some malty flavor.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This Bohemian pilsner poured a medium orange gold color from a 500 ml green glass bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is grassy and malty, slightly spicy. A medium bodied pilsner. Malts are grassy, grainy and sweet. Hops are spicy and slightly bitter. Smooth taste. Nice balance. Very decent pilsner, it sort of surprised me. No green bottle taste. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear amber with frothy white head and some decorative bubbles. Light carbonation, thin and watery texture. The aroma and flavor showed moderate hops, some malt sweetness, a sour note. The flavor was lacking in anything substantial or noteworthy.