vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has a golden/yellow color with a good bit of carbonation and a skunky smell. Taste is kind of Heinekenish, but not as skunky. Overall not too bad, but by far not a great beer. I would be interested to try this on tap in Slovakia to see the difference
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
American Bottled version. Light yellow, bubbly with lots of foamy head.
Dosent smell like much. Taste is fluffy, bubbly and has that weak stale hops flavor of a poor tasting lager. I kept giving it a chance. I suppose you could make the case that it tastes like biting into an apple (one of those small red/green ones). But its not acidic or very bitter, just fluffy and weak/watered down. I ended up pouring it out. Disgrace to my ancestral homeland. blah.
juveskin (13) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a little bitter, but overall smooth. take to many of these down, and you'll be in for some wild slovakian nights for sure!!!
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light yellow in color with a frothy white head. No distinguishable aroma. Light malt and apples maybe. Smooth slighlty bitter finish. Overall, not bad, but I had hoped for more.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 I'm shocked that importing this beer into the USA could be profitable. Weak, fizzy, yellow. Much better than budmillercoors.
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2003
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Slightly skunky aroma, but underneith i can make out a distinct apple smell. The slight skunkiness persists in the taste but there is also a bitterness, and a taste reminiscent of grains is in there too. After a minute the lingering bitterness has turned somewhat sweet in my mouth.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear golden body with minimal white head. Aroma is sweet (corn?), apple juice, slightly skunky. Taste is very mild -- medium sweet, bit of grassy in finish, and I can swear that I taste the alcohol. Light-medium body.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I've had better bohemian pilseners. Slight skunk in the aroma. Looked pretty, golden with a large white head. Flavour wasnt all that skunked went well with the hot day that it was. But nothing impressive.
steyrman (12) - TORONTO, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2003
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Once the bottlecap came off, I was regaled with one of the skunkiest aromas I've ever endured. It was a bad way to start. The beer looked good, nice straw/gold colour, and tasted something like Czech pilsners (hardly surprising I guess), but overall, I wasn't greatly impressed.
TChrome (1417) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large, skunky, hoppy aroma. Quite a similar brew to Pilner Urquell, but I may like this one better. Brew pours golden with moderate head which is partially retained. Light lacing. Flavor is hoppy and crisp. This is good pilsener.