GregClow (3151) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale gold colour. Pleasant aroma with nice herbal notes. Simple but well-balanced flavour, with grassy, flowery hops in the finish. A decent mass-produced lager.
Tmoney99 (13336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Being Polish-American, it was time to taste Polandís best seller. Poured a medium amber with average white head. Aroma and flavor was an average hop tone with a medium finish. Average brew. Will hunt out the Porter.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Polandís best known beer? Well, at least outside Poland it is, I guess. Clear, golden with a very limited head. Most characteristic is the extremely soft mouthfeel, almost like velvet on your tongue... Maybe itís because of the mountain springwater? All aside itís basically just a strong lager with a rounded bitterness. Good one. 140203
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml brown bottle. Golden pour, holds a creamy white head that fades into a thin film on the surface. Some malt in aroma, light grassy hop. Flavourwise, some clean malts, a bit of hops in aftertaste.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
head it quick to diminish, pale amber colour. aromas of lemon and hopps. bitter finish, standard stuff.
asheft (2925) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[bottle] Bright straw with a rocky, white head that dissipates to a thick cover. Aroma is a little bit skunky, but full of noble hops that is balanced with a crisp maltiness; notes of fruit and a tiny bit of diacetyl. Flavour does not blow you away, but is a pleasant blend of noble hops and malt with a little fruitiness and the diacetyl that was present in the aroma does not come out in the flavour. Some ginger ale quality after halfway through the bottle and nondescript fruit. Light body with considerable carbonation, but not watery. Not a bad lager, really.
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light and fruity, pretty clean taste. This doesnít deviate too much from the ranks of random european lagers, but order it fearlessly in a Polish restaurant.
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I drank quite of few of these over the past few months and I can say that Iíve never been disappointed. Quite a nice looking beer--straw gold, foam for a brief moment--but nothing out of this world. I donít recall anything out of the ordinary about the smell--certainly not anything negative that others have noted. I donít mind the flavour, but a friend who tried it when I first brought it home was immediately turned off by it. A good brew to have now and again, but nothing to die for.
joergen (25813) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2005
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale yellow colour with a small white head.
Aroma of malts and hops with notes of sweet gale.
Watery flavour with notes of malt, alcohol and hops.
Boring beer, one of the few beers that I couldnít finish.
rbloodworth (15) - CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is not a good brew - it smells bad, and it tastes even worse. One of only a handful of beers I refused to finish. I had medium expectations of this beer because of the porter by its namesake. But do not be falsely led on...this is a cheap adjunct lager.