DocLock (10731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2005
Gold colored with aromas of dry hops, some citrusy pale malt. Tastes bland and watery, with some hopcit in the finish. ABUSEDGOAT (2771) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Pours like any other pale lager. Uninspiring and boring. Italy is known for wine, not beer.. SSSteve (4006) - - MAY 19, 2005
malty aroma. brownish yellow color. foamy head. malty flavor with something sweet. not much to say. eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2005
After hearing so many negative reviews, I was pleasantly surprised with this burnished gold "Italian Heineken." A smooth malty, yeasty nose, I don’t get the vegetal and spicy tones at all, maybe some apple--one of the ubiquitous European pale lagers for sure, but not bad considering. I would choose this over a Bud, I call it a pleasant-enough, sweetish thirst quencher. ALLOVATE (3035) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2005
As it’s now part of the Heineken group, I don’t know whether this beer has gotten better or, even worse still, remained in it’s original form. Pours a clear pale straw with islands of effervescent bubbles in place of it’s missing head. Unusual ground pepper, chives and bittering hops in the aroma. Husky malt in the mouth, very light bodied and spritzy in carbonation. Became sweeter as it warmed, but remained husky and dry throughout, with only a hint of lemony hops. Nothing too offensive about it, but it didn’t seem the refresher I expected from a Mediterranean country such as it’s homeland. Just didn’t work for me!!!
neocon (34) - Gold Canyon, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Not impressed. Light gold color, kind of dry and very watery. Will not buy again. Drain pour. KUEric (976) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Bottle: Felt it was rather dry. Nothing special. The color looked like an american macro to me, very light. I agree though, when in Italy drink some red wine, not beer! Tmoney99 (14623) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Bottle. Clear light amber with average white head. Aroma and flavor light hop with a dry light body and a short refreshing finish. Below average for style. GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 4, 2005
Nothing special here. Straw colour, clear, maybe a bit of corn and malt aroma. Mouthfeel is very carbonated, weak malt, corn and yeast flavours. As the Waiter (which was very Italian by the way) told me, "We got the Vinos, can’t expect much from our beer".... JPDIPSO (6236) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Straw color with a taller, white head that settles to a chunk of sturdy bubbles. Very dry aromas, with only a hint of malt and some herbal hops. A sweetness through out the quaff that is not lead to much of a thought that it was produced by malt. Hint of floral bitterness and a touch of resin. Quite simple and only marginally better than most american macros.