Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark yellow with a thin head and some lace. Heavy malt nose with some hops backing it up. Flavors are malt and some bread, almost biscuit. Some hop characteristics, but not too much, mostly bittering hops. Smooth palate.
JPDIPSO (6140) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. I poured this in my standard pils glass and when I clicked on to this one it looked nearly identical to its image. Malt and dry herbal hops dominate the aroma. Light doughy flavors start, pronounced hops flavors and mild bitterness. Mild hops and malt balance in the finish. Someday I will have this on draught in the Czech for a real rate.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 10, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I enjoyed this earlier in my beer career but now it just doesn't cut it.
Dalle (1145) - Skřrping, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden colour. Medium head. Herbal, bitter, dry, long finish. A nice pilsener that brings back fond memories of Brno.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full gold vergeing on amber, nice fluffy head, with clean saaz aroma. Possibly a little munich malt in this, or maybe I'm just picking up on the caramelization from decoction mashing or a vigorous boil- either way, a little more dark sweetness than other czech lagers. Good bitterness too, nice fresh bottle and just plain nice!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a nice golden amber with a huge creamy frothy head. Your typical run of the mill Czech lager. Crisp and clean with a slightly sweet taste, but nothing really more than average to speak of.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crisp, average Czech pilsener. Tastes much like the other ones I've had.
thedm (6052) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2003
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2005 This brew poured a medium sized white head of mostly lasting bubbles the left a softly carbonated transparent urine yellow orange colored body behind. I could discern no aroma from this brew. It had a smooth mouth feel that was mildy bubbly. Its flavor was thin and lightly hopped.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i've got one thing to say about this beer: five bucks a sixpack. a lifetime of smart economizing like that and i'll be able to afford the down payment on a keg of traquair for my retirement party. okay, i lied: i have more than one thing to say about this beer: it's also a very agreeable looking sunflower yellow, with little clouds of clean suds that appear with every pour and promptly vanish over that radiance of warm color. dry timothy grass and fresh cucumber go easy on the nose. flavor demonstrates a clean, well-tuned lager that assumes you're thirsty and travels the shortest distance to quenching you, seizing the tongue with athletic carbonation and with just a modest package of dry biscuit malts and a tweak of bitterness. actually the most conspicuous thing about this beer is it's name, which is clearly missing a vowel, it shows how well THEY economize. great? nah. five bucks a six pack? bring it on.
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very clean, non-offending beer. Mild, but with a little malty sweetness at the end