pivnizub (8373) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden colour, firm,white froth; thin hoppy (herbal,grassy) nose with some grainy notes; bitter-malty beginning, thin bodied, short thin bitter-sweet aftertaste with some unpleasant metallic/medical(?) notes. This golden pheasant turns out to be a grey vulture........
hopscotch (8367) - 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.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Poured a yellow color with a white head. Citrus, dried grass and generic sweetness.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2011 500ml bottle (Travellers, Tallinn) (5:2:4:2:6=1.9)
Slightly gingery lager aroma, some lemon. Similar taste, very lagery. Drying, slightly unpleasant palate, metallic. Some weetabix in the finish. Slimy. Not actually nasty, but not actually good.
Rerate: 500ml can (Stockmann, Tallinn) (6:2+:5:3-:10=2.6)
Sweet fruity citrussy aroma, a bit orangy ad lomony. Pale. Head settles slowl to a scummy ring. Fullish palate, but not as full as the Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold we just had. Very simple czech style lager. A touch of ginger at times. But a bit boring. Finish only hs simply dry hops, dryness is refreshing. It’s surprisingly good for a macro lager. The nimbu masala test brings out only a hint of alcohol, and definitely no puke.
maeib (8051) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A golden coloured beer which has a decent white head on first pouring. The aroma and taste are very typical of the style. Floral Saaz hops and a little grassiness. Ok and quite refreshing, but this style really doesn’t set the World alight.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Better than I expected but not good. Yellow pour. White head. Malty as hell on the nose and flavor has a ton of malt with very faint hop balance. You wont catch me drinking this again.
Sammy (7717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2004
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another unimpressive LCBO import. Lighty saaz hopped. Malty sweet, dry and sour finish, creamy. Fizzy
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 5, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Country tick. Pours with a crystal clear yellow hue and a minimal white head. Aroma is quite lightstruck. Husky, weed, skunk. Pretty bad smelling but typical pale lager (sad for a Bohemian Pils). Stale bready and corn notes. Flavors are a bid better. Medium bitterness (would be very strong for a PL), bready, clean. Pretty thin and with a slight salinity. Medium to slightly lower carbonation. Dry. Lasting bitterness.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2010
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted from a 500 mL bottle purchased in Aurora, Colorado. Weak white/yellow head that disappears fairly quickly. Body is white/yellow similar to a Witbier but not as hazy. Aroma is a skunky pale lager but nasty almost like Cat Chow. Flavor also is a bit skunked but a fairly decent Pilsener. A tad bit fruity. I’m sure this would be better on tap in Slovakia, but based on my bottle, not a great Pilsener.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium, just off-white head over deep yellow-golden beer. Plain grainy nose, pale malts but not sweet-smelling, rainwater, garden herbs and unripe hopcones. Toasted malts, with a bit of tannines (?), as a slightly wry bitterness, not hoppy. Malt sweetness takes a lot of warming up to come through, and remains very demure. Really dry Pilsner, touch of astringency, feels more carbonated than it looks. Certainly better than average lager, but not really great. Thanks to the Slovak gang!!