sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2006 (Bottled, "Golden Pheasant Premium", 4.6% ABV, BBE 07/2005) Golden color with medium, mostly vanishing head. Sweetish, fruity and grassy-buttery aroma. Fruity and mildly "German" hoppy flavor with a short, buttery and slightly bitter finish. Medium-bodied, oily palate with fizzy carbonation. A quite well-balanced - although somewhat cheap and sparingly hopped - reasonably refreshing (if cold enough) pilsener. Very similar to Primator 12% Premium Lager.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet malty aroma. Looks good in the glass - golden yellow, nice foamy head. Corn taste. It does have a light hop finish. Mildly refreshing.
diabel (1606) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2004
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Creamy white head, mostly lasting. Virtually not lacing. Sprkling body. Yellow body. Light hoppy aroma. Lightly bitter and watery initial flavour. Lightly bitter(averagely long) finish.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a highlighted copper body with a ivory colored head… quickly recedes to a white ring. The aroma has notes of honey, and lemony and slightly toasty pilsner malt. Taste, is rather tangy, lightly skunked, a little bit of toasted white bread, rotten lemon and cut grass. Not a terribly bad pils… but not a dreadfully good one either!
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2004
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer is really good! This beautiful, golden yellow colored beer pour briskly from the sexy green bottle. It had a pleasant, mildly sweet aroma that wasnt at all skunky. Very well balanced with a nice floral bouquet of hops that hid the skunk from my palate. Very clean and smooth in the finish. Props to the brewmaster, this beer is a world class treat that you all will love........if you like to get fucked in the ass!
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 10, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
(Green) Bottle. WOAH.......what a skunk surprise. This is country #49 for me. Austria is on deck, which will be followed by the "WTF, how did I miss this the whole time?" Italy. Golden appearance, small head. Some malts, some skunk, some very old, dry fruits, and more skunk. And what’s with Eastern European brewers calling their beers shit like "12%" when it’s much lower alcohol? I’m not liking this stuff at all. I don’t see how it even got a 2.73 average (as of 7/2004)
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bland nose, bland palate. Crisp hoppy finish, with a somewhat creamy mid-palate. Altogether uninteresting...Maybe nice on a hot day.
radiomgb (2223) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden colour. Moderate hops in the aroma along with grass, malt. Flavour of saaz hops, bready malt, grass. Fresh, creamy mouthfeel. Medium body and carbonation. Finish is a little light with a mild bitterness. Quite nice.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty aroma with slight skunkiness (green bottle in sun). Golden colour with a small head. Malty, flavour with a dry tart taste. Nice mouth, but a little flat. Still a good pils but nothing special.
TBone (12458) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2004 Bottled (ABV 5.0%, label "Golden Pheasant Premium", BB 12/2004)
Beautiful goldem with white head, lace. Strong hoppy Saaz-nose, slightly dunk. Flavor is more sweet malty than bitter hoppy. Medium-balanced body, bitter hops come in aftertaste. (4/3/6/3/11 2.7)
Re-rated, bottle (BB 07/2005, alc. 4.6%, label "Golden Pheasant Premium")
Lager color, creamy mostly vanishing white head. Fresh "Urquell"-nose when you open the bottle, then a bit metallic. Smooth malty palate with a good balance from hops. (7/2/6/4/13 3.2)