obguthr (6588) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Kibble and caramel nose. Hazy ochre, thin head. Cane sugar and kibble, cardboard. Light body, moderate carbonation. Significant oxidation. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear, rust orange with a half finger of white head. Aroma of cereal grains and light, earthy hops. Taste is medium bitter. Kinda reminds me of when you get that aresol bug spray in your mouth. Medium bodied with a somewhat creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not that bad. Much better than I was expecting. Atom (2556) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle pours copper, despite the bottle overflowing after opening a small off-white head. Aroma of almost smoked caramel malts, some grain, and grassy hops. Taste of caramel malt, bitter grassy hops, finishing with some metal and water. I prefer the Premium. CanIHave4Beers (4207) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Grabbed this sucka at the former honeyhole of Eastern European Lager in Des Moines, which is now somewhat Ironically just the honeyhole of Polish Mead. I went in there the other day with the intent of buying beer, as opposed to Mead (which is why I’m normally there), but I forgot things had gone south in the beer section and ended up buying this so as not to offend the Russian man who owns the joint. I like him, and I want to buy stuff when I go to his place as opposed to being a weirdo who looks at Mead and walks out. BVery (11222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2012
The beer pours golden with a great big ol’ long lasting head.
The Aroma is raw malt and breakfast cereal... less breakfast cereal than your normal eastern euro lager that’s been chilling in Iowa for who knows how long, but it’s still a pronounced character. The alcohol is also overwhelming in the aroma.
The flavor is sweet and boozy. Malt liquor like in many ways, but somehow less refined. Kind of astringent and just not something I’m interested in drinking at all at this point.
Bottle. Clear pale golden pour with a foamy white head. Aroma is skunk forward with some grass aromas. Lighter palate. Taste is grassy and metallic. Not good at all.
cheap (6008) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Got this at the chalet and it was a bargain. $2 for a big 16 oz bottle, just as cheap as the american pale lagers. Big brown bottle with clear pale yellow beer within. Its covered in a gold foil top as if it was quality er sumthin. Decently fresh beer aroma of euro lager. Has a bit of astringent personality at first. Yes, slightly weird processed flavors in the background become very apparent after you swallow. Decently fizzy with good co2. Boy, that background bitter bite is somewhat artificial; leaves something else to be desired. Ooooh my that finish is unique, don’t know what’s going on there. wlajwl (7008) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2011
Sweet malty and grainy in aroma. The flavor is very grainy with sweetness to it. A little sweet and not quite as hoppy as other premium lagers but it was decent, could’ve been much worse. mybrainhurts (400) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 5, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 Aroma of hay, grass, and skunk. Flavors of toffee, biscuits, and preservatives. A splash of pils hops and a round mouthfeel. A typical euro pils import. nuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2011
500ml bottle. Dull orange-tan color. Thin head. Pretty bad aroma, smells quite sugary and brutal. Yeah, this is really bad beer. Dirty, grainy mouthfeel. Sickly sweet sugary body. Really factory flavored, grossly metallic. This is some horrible beer. Ouch. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2010
500mL bottle as "Jurand Extra Beer", BB 11/12/10. Poured clear, almost fluorescent golden with a light cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweet honey, pale, and a touch of fruity malts with light floral accents.. just a touch of raw alcohol on the back.. I rather enjoyed it. The flavor found honey and corn syrup sweetness at the core.. light floral bitterness around.. a tad tangy on the sweet finish.. again not bad. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. interesting-enough blend of sweetness at the end.. alcohol was nicely hidden. Not bad at all.