Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Weak grainy/corn hoppy aroma, not quite skunky. Medium amber clear with white foamy head. Watery body with low-medium carbonation. Starts grainy, sort of acidic, and bitter. Medium hops throughout, chemical bitterness, papery. May be a little stale. Medium bitter finish, and light salty after.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. I spent my whole midwest trip looking for the porter, and this is the best I could do, sigh...plae golden, nice fresh fruity nose, with bits of apricot and medium-sour apple, but a letdown in the flavor, very sweet and simple and a bit adjuncty-tasting.
PorterPounder (6145) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light golden, slighlty hazy - quickly fading soapy white head. Light aroma of wort and corn, not half bad. Typical Eastern Euro lager flavor, a lot of corn and yeast. Has just a sliver of a hop bite in the back end. Sticky mouthfeel. Not all that refreshing - serve very cold - fades fast. Had much worse though.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear blond beer with a small head. Light floral hop aroma. The taste is way too sweet for a lager. Light bitter somewhat dry finish.
JFGrind (1906) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
My brother picked up this bottle of Polish beer for me. Unfortunately, this was an unimpressive beer. Another malty macro-brewed Euro beer with a wishy-washy flavor and flat carbonation. It may pass for a lawnmower beer.
Eructoblaster (3336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold body with diminishing bubbly head. Decent malty nose with some hoppy, herbal and floral notes. Taste is refreshing and well balanced. It carries some pleasant hoppy hints. Final is decently bitter and leaves a subtle bready aftertaste. This is the top selling beer in Poland, and I must admit that although it has nothing especially impressing, this is quite good for a macro beer.
foglemark (42) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden coloured pale beer. Mediocre appearance but taste is refreshing with hints of herbs. Quick finish.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden, slight haze that looks like little clouds floating through the beer. Medium head that dissipates fairly rapidly. Smells like a eurolager--slight malt with a bit of sweetness. Taste is slightly malty with a little bit of bitterness in the finish. Soft mouthfeel. Not that bad. I remember it tasting a lot better in Poland.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2004
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Wtery and uninteresting brew. Weak and bad. Metallic flavour and finish. Quite carbonated. Corn in aftertaste.
DanielBrown (4099) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits. It’s easy to forget that these regional macro lagers often taste better when on draught in their country of origin. This was all over the place when I was in Poland, and it’s not too bad. A creamy malt falvour - light and smooth. A hint of metal in the finish and this is very sweet. But reasonable stuff, although not my favourite from Poland.