ElGaucho (2395) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium caramel malt aroma. Donít think Iíve ever seen so many carbonation bubbles in a beer. Itís almost like champagne! I expected a thicker head from the makers of Guiness; nevertheless a well above average head and fantastic, frothy white brussels lace! Like Boddingtons, this is a European brewmakerís attempt to appeal to the American, fringe, wannabe beer connoisseur. Unlike Boddingtons, this one has the redeeming quality of flavor.
leaparsons (10219) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as disasterous as some rival efforts (hello Fosters, Bud et al). There are actually hints of malts and hops here! Average.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad for a beer they sell at the pool hall. I was feeling A-OK after about 4 of these. Somewhat bitter, overall clean tasting.
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good beer with an order of chicken wings at your local Hooters. Nice aroma (smells like a nice, strong American beer). A little bit more bitter than your average Joe (thatís a good thing) but not a paradigmatic íbitterí if you will. Still, this is the perfect beer for your average baseball/football sunday.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean crisp, and smooth. Not bad for an American Standard. Good for every day stuff, not a special occassion beer.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent lager. Nice golden color, very smooth, clean taste. Not very flavorful or extrodinary, but not too bad.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An average lager. Itís better than a lot of the piss type beers that you get in bottles (bud, sol etc.) but not as good as some continental, export strength efforts.
Steak (124) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good fruity aroma. Golden color is nothing enticing, considering its so close to other íamerican standardsí. Very smooth and crisp, what a traditional lager should be like. Itís not bursting with flavor, because itís not supposed to.
MarshallMac (143) - West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a good run-of-the-mill lager. had a couple of these one night with a few buddies, i like the beer...its cool crisp and clean, very nice
bkuzmin99 (20) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Goes down nice and smooth with no aftertaste. Only drawback is the tap MUST be clean out of which it is served or else you really notice it.