maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
No retention and no lacing. Smells of grass. A rather bland taste. Slight malt with biscuit tones. No aftertaste. Not offensive. Easy drinking.
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rumproasts (5313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2017
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Golden yellow with one finger rapidly diminishing head. Honestly, I expected worse. Corn and grass. Very light hops. Definitely crappy, but not awful.
ozzy70 (1005) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 4, 2016
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
16.9 oz. can. Purchased at Trader Joes, Omaha location. Pour was very clear golden, foamy white head that disappeared in an instant. Aroma was grass, weeds, apple. Taste was watery, grassy.
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gold. Dark. little to no head. Almost no carbonation. Smells gummy. Tastes flat like sweet, bitter grain. Malt liquor appeal. Germans ought to stick to German beer.
hauxe (582) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated from old notes. Starts rich, seems promising, but then seems slightly off when going down. Weird large bubbles suggest artificial carbonation. Vague fruitiness adds some interest, but this is a disappointment.
pkbites (903) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from Trader Joes. Yellow pour with white head that dies quickly. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Nose is light but bready. Light hops. There is a creaminess on the palate and mouthfeel that is quite pleasant. I donít recall seeing this in either The Netherlands nor Germany. Iíll bet that at this price itís like their version of "Milwaukees Best". But because it has no corn or rice itís 100 times better than that. This is less than $6 for a six pack of pints. Very nice at any price, but excellent for only six bucks more than free!
Vestlake (279) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can pour, decent head. Typical euro lager aroma and taste. Not too bad. I didnít have any trouble finishing it.
BucannonXC5 (1567) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Type: 500ml can (16.9 oz.)
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Barons Market in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $5.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: Oct. 2, 2015
Consumed: Oct. 2, 2015
Misc.: Canned on April 9, 2016
Poured a copper, pale, clear color with three fingers of white, frothy head. A good deal of bubble streams shooting straight up from the bottom of the glass. No lacing on the sides of the glass. No retention on the top. (Sight - 3.25)
Smelled honey, corn, butter, grass, cereal, wheat and light sourdough bread. (Smell - 3.50)
Tasted much worse than the nose, mainly getting farm smells. Particularly hay, grass, faint manure, cereal, corn, wheat and maybe a touch of honey. (Taste - 2.75)
Light body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt, grassy finish. (Feel - 2.75)
As bad as I was expecting it, this was not good, even for the price. Oranjeboom is much better. (Overall - 2.75)
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asedzie (813) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from TJs. Brewed in Germany according to the label. Nose is barley malt and mild, herbal noble-like hops. Flavor is bready and very pure tasting barley malt bill - which is very nice for this price range in the US. Good balance between a tea-like hop flavor and mildly sweet malt. A good seemingly adjunct free lager that might just be a bit excessive on the hop extract - but that is expected for the price. This beats almost every US macro lager right out of the gate. I suspect that this the kind of cheap and readily available barley driven beer that most Americans rave about after visiting the continent after a lifetime of watery corn and rice crap.
Nephilium (1770) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light grainy aroma, with hints of sweet malt, not much in the way of hops. Pours a clear light amber with a quickly fading white head. Thereís a touch of grassy hops, but not enough to balance out the sweet grainy malt. Light bodied, with just a slightly sweet finish. Not a good example of the pilsener style.
luttonm (5547) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in Seattle, from Trader Joeís. Alright European pils, rather tart and crisp compared to cheap American versions. Lagering sour, clean, but macro. Just ok.