blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bought a bottle at a liquor store in Manchester, CT at the Burr Corners Plaza. Crisp aroma. Fruity pilsner. Not very smooth. Golden color. No head at all. Fruity after taste. Refreshing, probably a good summer beer.
pivnizub (10520) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Sweet grainy (barley)-malty nose with a touch of honey; mild sweetish-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; sweet-honey in the delicate malty-bitter aftertaste. Unspectacular, but pleasant. Quite good - by slovakian standards.............
bierkoning (13138) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color, dense head. Hay and a bit of soap in the aroma. Light hopbitterm malty flavor with hay and a hint of citrus. Soft but tasty. As the temperature rises, a buttery mouthfeel becomes stronger. Well made.
coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best when served at room temperature. A wonderful full bodied mouthfeel that only the Slovaks can pull off. Aroma lasts the whole four minutes you are drinking it. I look forward to junifest this coming june in Bratislava so I can have at the source.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden w/ a full semi creamy froth that recedes slowly. Aroma is that of malted sweet grains. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors of malted fruity grains are up front w/ moderate carameling.The finish has a refined bitterness w/ a touch of asprin. Overall: the asprin finish really puts this brew in a better place. Very thirst quenching. A good brew.
Andrew196 (1813) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured yellow with a white eggshell head....crisp and fizzy.....ripened apple aroma. Sharp, metallic sensation on the teeth....oh wait, that was a shard of foil from the bottleneck that slipped into the pour.....anyways, the flavor was pretty standard, slightly sweet, slightly bitter, slightly adjunct.....pretty good finish, but far from a one of a kind brew.
glider (57) - Shrub Oak, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
1.5 liter bottle for $2, why not? Had an interesting [unidentifiable] sweet/metallic taste overtones, but very enjoyable. Great feel to it and quite interesting. Would not drink them all night however.
Interesting while not totally satisfying. Try it once
papajohn (1250) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.5 oz bottle from Trader Joe’s: Pale golden color with a small white head. Aroma is light and sweet with a hint of hops. Flavor starts lightly sweet followed by a light hop bitterness finishing kinda dry and spicy. Light bodied and thin with lively carbonation.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very similar to Topvar Samaritan, Golden colour, medium, disappearing head. Much carbonation, but it didn’t annoy me in this case. Slight bitterness, okay one.
DuffMan (10148) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This kicked the shit out of the 11.5% version I had while in Australia. Pale malt with some faint green hops, reminiscent of the middle-of-the-road dutch lagers (Bavaria, Amsterdam). Not bad in its own right, but compared to the other Topvar I had, stellar!