hotstuff (5258) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle. Poured a medium sized white fizzy head that mostly diminished, lackluster lacing, minimal carbonation, transparent, and a pale yellow hue. Nose was skunky and rice smelling. Flavor was weak-mildly malty, rice, and somewhat astringent tasting. Smooth mouthfeel. Light body. Not impressed by any means. Kavu (5129) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
0,5l bottle @ Shalimar. Pours pale golden with a low head. Aroma is weak malts. Flavor is malts with some hops. Quite decent. BeerViking (5046) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle at Punjabi restaurant, gold with lasting white head, slight hop nose, body has some mango and malt but is pretty watery and shallow. presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
500ml bottle. Long lasting sticky film on a thin gold liquid. Off-putting compost aroma. Soft malt yes, but a very harsh finish. The hops really attack at the end. This may work better when drinking with spicy food but on its own the finish takes some getting used to. RichardGretton (4787) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2004
Pale lager with a strong head, dry malty aroma and a dry but ultimately sweet finished flavour. Overall OK but not better than average.
thegreenrooster (4558) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2007
Pour is a golden with a white head. Aroma is typical lager. Some breadyness but overall this is wet paper bag. Flavor is horrible. Super tart lemonlike flavor takes over and makes you wince. It may be from Belgium but pass this one by. nick76 (4402) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
The aroma is dusty, metallic, (hoppy) floral, and malty in an adjunct kind of way. The appearance is pale gold with a slight haze and a beautiful foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma making this more complex than almost any pale lager. The palate is thin. Overall this is an interesting beer that I want to like more. Frank (4236) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2010
It’s probably just me but when I see a pale lager that’s made and Belgium and called Tikka, I just have to try it. We have here a slightly hazed orange golden brew w// a diminishing head of mixed bubbles that leaves behind lace in big sheets. The nose is mildy fruity and floral, maybe a tuti-fruiti bubblegum sort of thing. Dry w/ a grapefruit rind bitterness up front complimented by a twinge of acidity. Vigorous carbonation. There is a strange earthy bitterness in the finish which is my only real complaint. What’s really strangest about this beer is that given it’s called a Pilsner on the label and it tastes like it does, I have to conclude it’s been infected. It seems though that the infection was by some Belgian yeast strain and it’s none the worse for wear and for all I know more flavorful and better. IrishBoy (4233) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
500 ml bottle from Five Points Liquors, Ventura. Nose of grassy hops, light sweetness, paste, and a hint of butter (diacetyl). Gusher (lost the top 2"of beer from the neck); clear gold with a big off white head. Flavor is tiny bits of bitterness, sweetness, and diacetyl. Very mediocre! FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Pours with a brilliantly clear, pale, just off-white colored head. The beer is a brilliantly clear gold color that get fairly pale when held up to the light. Sweet grain notes mix with ample DMS in the form of creamed corn. Perhaps a touch of herbal hop character is just noticeable, but the DMS is big enough here that it is really hard to tell. The DMS is actually a bit obnoxious after just a short while.
Sweet grain flavors up front of honey-like grain, sweet corn and pale malt move to a dry finish that has a touch of hop bitterness as well as a light herbal note. As far as balance goes there is just enough hop character to balance out the sweet grain notes and keep them from being cloying. The DMS is not quite as objectionable in the flavor as it was in the aroma, but it does tend to stick to the palate a bit with a vegetal, cooked corn note. Appropriately light bodied, though not watery, and the carbonation provides a nice fizz to the texture.
Just not all that good, even by pale lager standards. The DMS definitely ruins the aroma and don’t let this warm up much as it really starts to intrude into the flavor as well.
Purchased: Plaza Liquors, Tucson AZ