Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bottle shared with Barrios at woody’s. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with fair white head. Nose of banana peel, as a gourmet hand soap. Flavor of vanilla, banana, mild and mellow. Watery and refreshing. Similar to the wells banana bread. Very quaffable. Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Pours a lasting cap of white head with a clear straw color body. Smells of skunky hops and cheap grain. Flavor is grain and a little hops. Finish is a bit malty but clean. Cybercat (5964) - Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Strong aroma is surprisingly sweet and syrupy, having strong tones of honey and caramel. It pours a fairly typical clear yellow with not a lot of head. Flavor has a malty core and a strong overtone of honey. Is this mead? It has some subtle fruitiness, but not much in the way of hops to balance the sweetness. Smooth texture seems a bit on the thin side and has minimal fizz. Well, give the Portuguese a chance - with a little practice (and maybe some training from Belgian monks or U.S. craft brewers) they’ll produce something top-notch. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2009
This is how things generally go for me. I finally come across a Portugese beer (at the Binny’s in Willowbrook, IL), and it’s not on the database. Thanks go to the folk in the Forums who found a home for it. It pours a lively, pale yellow body with a two-fingered head that rapidly dwindles down to a film and leaves only tidbits of slippery lace. The aroma is light - sweet creamed corn, a suggestion of malt, and a dried grass bitterness. The flavor is light but really sweet - corn syrup and pale malt. The bitterness turns somewhat metallic in the finish. After finding the beer a home, I think I’ll leave it there and not repeat this one. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Clear golden, loose white foam. Aroma is grainy, hay, grassy, light spice. Taste is sweet, corn, vanilla, hay and grass finish, grain and husk.
ALLOVATE (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2010
Tasting from Mar’ 2009. stevendoel (35) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bright medium gold. Lightly effervescent adorned by a loose, sudsy white crown that manages to stick around to leave good legs. Rather dusty, cereal grain nose underpinned with notes of rusty nails and sweet corn. Pasty mouthfeel, a grainy, dusty palate with old hops in and around the very mildly bitter swallow. Watery, the carbonation is spritzy, the finish fairly clean despite some very subtle metallic notes building as the glass empties. The sweetness subdued but again like sweet corn. Pretty average stuff overall. Shows balance but no life. Just another label to tick off!!! (33cL, BBE June ’09, The Beer Store Morley)
Pale and cloudy with a standard pale lager aroma and taste. This is essentially what I would expect Budweiser to taste like if it were an unfiltered beer
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10 JPDIPSO (6257) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Very light golden color with a moderate white head. Some light grains and noble hops in the aromas. The hops are more grassy than floral. Very smooth feel, but not exactly what I might expect from a lager. Grainy start with a sugary light caramel component. Very little bitterness from a hops perspective. A mild metallic finish and linger. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Bottle best by Jul 09. Poured pale with a quick fizzy white head. Skunky aroma of vegetables, grain, and corn. Grain and citrus flavor with a hint of caramel. Light body and a grainy aftertaste. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2009
[Bottle] Pours a clear golden color with a small amount of head. Aroma of sweet corn and cardboard. The taste was a little bit better (thankfully) and consisted of sweet light malts and light, crisp hopping. The body was light and the carbonation level was moderately high. Not a whole lot to this one, but it could have been worse.