beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp, clean, and refreshing with no real faults. Nice malt crispness and decent hop bitterness. Surprisingly wasn't skunky.
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft version, thin head, taste like an European lager (Stella, Kronenbourg)...nothing special
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It's another lager, what is there left to say? I didn't hate it. I just don't like lagers.
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2003
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
clear medium golden, very little carbonation and a thin white head. supremely skunked. mildly sweet flavor with a hint of tartness...damned green bottles.
bierkoning (13055) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Just a hint of hops in the aroma and flavor. Medium bodied. Maybe a bit of glue in the aftertaste. Otherwise a clean palate. Decent lager, but nothing special.
weusebio (69) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
first of all, if you can find this on tap, that's the only way to sample it. believe me, the difference is shocking. out of the bottle it's like a scottish heineken, but on tap, it's one of the better beers out there. unoffensive and light but full...hard to explain but damn good.
hopscotch (11005) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Crystal clear, light golden lager with a large, fizzy, white head. Weeping lacework.
Not much along the lines of aroma. Some black pepper and citrus fruit. A touch of doughy yeast. Not at all offensive.
Very thin flavor, but there are light notes of butterscotch, lemon rind and black pepper.
Nicely balanced and well-bittered.
Light-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel.
Short, crisp, clean finish. I'm with Josh, though. With all those great Scottish ales and single malt whiskies, why would anyone in Scotland bother with this swill?
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome brew. I just tried this just last night and was delighted. Great bold flavor. Bitter, nicely carbonated. A well balanced, smooth, malty finish. Aroma reminded me of several other good lagers. This brew tasted like it was stronger than 4% abv but I guess you can't always have everything.
Dorwart (2578) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice thick head with decent carbonation. Aroma is a little skunky but has some lovely bread beneath it. Color is a medium gold/orange with good clarity. Flavor is malty, with more bread and a little on the sweet side. Decent balance thoughout. Finish is slightly bitter and crisp with good balance again. A decent lager and remember "If it's not Scottish, It's CRAP"
MaBeer1972 (1975) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A run-of-the-mill golden lager. Probably better than a Beck's or Stella, but otherwise nothing special here.