jayrizzo88 (4) - USA - SEP 20, 2006 does not count
this beer looks great and the name sells, and the taste is equisite. the art of making a harsh lager and light masterpiece. overall is one of my favorite beers
DruncanVeasey (8283) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2006 Crystal gold, lifelessly still lager overridden by an unsubtle metallic bitterness. Finest malt and hops?? You must be joking. Aspires to the crisp bitterness and pale gold body of a quality pils, but doesn’t come close. Can’t even chuckle at the name, as the label reads as ’Beptina’ in Greek. So I pressed a Vergina to my lips, and didn’t even notice. That just about sums up my experience of this underwhelming beer. Great present for giggling relatives, however. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2006
From a slender long neck 12 oz. brown bottle with a best before date on the back label.
Poured a clear lager golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing.
Aromas of spicy, grassy hops and sweet pale lager malts.
Good carbonation and crisp, but a bit rough in the palate, light bodied mouthfeel.
Bland, a little sour bitterness and solvent tasting, I think the bitterness comes from the malts which are a sour grainy metallic, hops bring a sweet grassiness that sort of balanced the taste and a sour grainy finish, the unbalanced lager taste reduces the drinkability.
Not an impressive euro pale lager, something I won’t be buying again.
KnutAlbert (6792) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2006
Canned. Rather sweet, a little peach-like fruitiness. A hoppy finish which is a bit artificial. crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2006
light very light yellow color wth a white head. Malty aroma mainly a corny presence but a mildy skunky note too. Flavor was subtle and somewhat nutty. Easy to drink but mainly flavored watered.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2006
My first regret was that I didn’t buy two Vietnamese beers on the shelf at Purvis cellars when I acquired this one. There is something satisfying about claiming to have wrapped my lips around a couple of Hudas and a Vergina with my wife watching. One day I’ll grow up I suppose. Without having read the other ratings I am sure there are references to yeastiness, infection or the fact that after a session with this that the carnal delights are the last thing on one’s mind. Other ratings pobably say something like, thin, typical euro style pale lager with a nondescript nose of cereal and faint malt character followed by a lack of mouthfeel and inconsequential flavour. I would probably be of the same opinion but I would have to add that it is a beer to know intimately before knocking it. Oh, and the opening of the bottle is far too narrow. Rune (13507) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2006
Two 400ml draft, at Lissos beach bar, Platanias, Crete.
Pale yellow with some lasting head. Light summer aroma of fresh lemon fruit. Rounded, hoppy taste. Watery texture. A real thirst quencher in the hot Cretan sun. A pleasant surprise for its lager style. Had also this beer in 500ml can which revealed a bit lesser flavour (28.05.2006 and 02.06.2006).
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Bottle, BB 5.5.06. Bright golden pour with a nice initial 1" white head. Nose of light fruits, breadiness, and a hint of lighter fruit/citrus. Flavors of wheat/straw, citrus, bread, and some metal at the backend. Light-bodied, but never felt watery... decent feel to it. Overall easy-drinkin’ and fairly solid. Ratman197 (15368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Bottle poured a clear pale yellow with a small, lasting white head. Aromas of bread and citrus. Palate was light and crisp. Flavors of sweet malt and light citrus with a crisp, clean finish. Vatruvian (27) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2005
bottle. Had this at a Greek resteraunt. Some crisp wheat flavors come through with the hops, though it is nothing special. Still, better than bud.