worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale gold with a frothy, lacy, lasting white head. Smells of stale malt, corn and dirt. Medium oily body. Tastes of malt with a bland, finish. Like a beer that’s been open for a few days. Blah.
kermis (12485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle shared at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting. Pours pale golden with a small head. Aroma of grain, light malt. Flavour is light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with light carbonation.
jmgreenuk (8801) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy of Benzai, at Deans Winter Shelter tasting. Poured a crystal clear light amber with a thin broken white head. Stale malt aroma with a weak bitter flavour and a malt palate.
Benzai (15092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Clear golden color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, straw, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation. Meh.
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting @ ABCBeers. Pale golden pour. Aroma is grainy, messy and soapy. Flavor is thin watery lager with some bitterness. Quite bad.
deanso (9919) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
sample courtesy of and shared with Benzai @ THTasting.
Thin white head, Clear pale golden pour. Not great.
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2013
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Medium straw yellow appearance. Smell is faintly sweet, sugar. Taste is sugar and light hops. An improved version or bud light.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
350ml bottle. reasonably common in CR but far behind imperial.
had a few of these in bottles and a can or two. aroma is very weak of hops. hard pushed to smell anything else. taste... very fizzy - more so than imperial. very thin in the mouth and rather watery. mixed with rice and malts according to the description but i didn’t notice this.
DYCSoccer17 (3683) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce can purchased at the candy shoppe at DoubleTree Puntarenas Resort. Aroma has corn, boiled vegetables, and stinky socks present. Light chlorine/swimming pool, too. Transparent pale yellow body with a small, weak, quickly dissipating white head present. Starts a little sweet, before becoming a little malty and milky. Light corny DMS in the middle. Finishes with a bit of cereal graininess. Eh, ok.
cactus_james (3) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tired in Costa Rica, Puerto Viejo. Purchased at Supermercado Diamante, 1 liter bottle for 1,450 colones (= $2.90). Brewery: Costa Rica. Beer: Pilsen. ABV: 5.1%. Colour: medium light gold. Head: short. Aroma: faintly sweet. Taste: mildly sweet and faintly hoppy. Summary: tastes like a simple and cheap American Lager, maybe also a Pilsner, mildly refreshing but no character. It’s better than Imperial (who apparently spend money on massive advertising rather than quality production).