mabjork (692) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Light yellow with minor white head. It has a strong aroma of malt. It has a strong malty aroma with a sweetish aftertaste, dry.
TBone (17076) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled, 75cl (BB 05/2006)
Pale yellow, small white head. Bready, malty and sugary aroma. Alcoholic and metallic flavor over the malty base. Quite sugary palate. Rude and simple.
Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle.Clear gold with a large head,aroma of malt and citric fruit,taste is malty,sweet and fruity with some metal,dry finish.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Gold with persistant white head. Herbally hop aroma, yeasty, slightly vinous. Tastes glorious with a good hoppy finish. Very enjoyable.
blankboy (7598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of me. Pours a clear light gold with a large lasting fizzy white head. Dissapointing sugary aroma of yeast and light skunky hops. Slightly funky flavour of yeast, malt, alcohol and hops. Light bodied. I think this is a case of the style not being for me, I did not much care for this at all.
GregClow (3371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of blankboy. Clear, bright gold with a moderate head. Aroma has a slightly skunky herbal hop aroma with some sweet sugary notes in the background. Flavour is like a slightly sweeter & stronger Czech pils. Not bad.
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (750ml). Bought at Costco in a special presentation package. (2 bottles and 2 glasses) Beautiful color. Light yellow or gold with a big white long lasting head. Good lacing. Good carbonation. Musty character. The taste is very peculiar….Kind of stale, corky and unpleasant metallic. Is it me, the style or simply a bad bottle. Will try again to give it justice.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, jerc, hogtown harry, and gregclow, courtesy of blankboy. Light yellow, big white head. Funky skunk Czech hop aroma. Lots of butter too - just on this side of bad. Sweet light malt taste - a little harsh alcohol. Hoppy as well, but it all does not come together. Average.
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 December 2006. Bottle from Marche Jovi in Gatineau. Crisp golden yellow, moderate creamy white head. (4) Moderate yeast and muted spice in the aroma, light notes of alcohol. Mild, subtle flavour with light alcohol and spicey hints , mild pale malt. Subtle, and quite drinkable. Average to medium palate is effervescent. 7/4/8/3/15 - 3.7
December 2005. Pale golden yellow, small fluffy white head fades. Mild herbal hops, with floral notes and a slight yeasty funk in the aroma. Flavour is light on the tongue, with herbal hops similar to that in the aroam providing a pleasant moderate bitterness. Effervescent medium palate. Nice beer, not doing much for me. 6/3/7/3/13 - 3.2
HogTownHarry (6566) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2005 Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc, tupalev - courtesy of blankboy. Poured clear bright light gold with a huge foamy white lasting head. Aroma a bit funky-herbal, sickly sweet, not really different from most pale lagers. Taste is very mild and grassy, lots of stale hops that build and conquer the honeyish malt - mouthfeel lively and thin, very herbal and bitter. I just don’t seem to like this style.