andrewboss (137) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... the first and only Slovak beer that I’ve tried. Not bad at all. Doesn’t measure up to any Czech pilsners, but stands on its own.
TET (2827) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep yellow colour and large bubbled white perishable head. Aroma is almost unpleasant. Weak malty and biting hops. Aftertaste is little better and exist longer but it is not save this beer.
LinusStick (3322) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2007
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent BP...nothing out of the ordinary. Pour was light gold with a generous 2 finger white head. Aroma of skunk. Do people other than in the US and England pick up this aroma? It seems most beers from that region have this same smell. I am guessing the trip overseas plus the fact they have light color bottles letting more light in attributes to this. Taste was as expected...thin and a tad hoppy in the aftertaste. Very dry and fizzy. OK for summer and that’s it
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 Bottle. Very malty and skunky, I did not enjoy this at all. Would not drink this again.
after4ever (7808) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500. Wow, I thought Amarit was the skunkiest beer in the known universe, and that opinion lasted all of four minutes. Clearly, the Slovaks are not to be outdone. This little hummer pours crystal clear ultralight yellow with a thick fizzy white head that falls away to nothing and actually leaves a dab of lace. Another titan of skunk on the nose. Watery, weak, chemical-laden, unpleasant, sticky finish that feels like solvent. Probably looks good on the winning soccer team’s heads after the game, though.
DerWeg (1611) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from LCBO. Heavily malty for the style yet manages some assertive noble hops presence. Feels a bit heavy and sweet but is never cloying, one gets used to the extra weight. when fresh this is exactly what a Slovak-owned brew is supposed to be.
johndoughty (5190) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I do really find this style very easy and interesting to drink. This has a pleasant maltiness and a smooth palate. Quite gentle and left no lacing. An excellent summer beer.
SilkTork (5659) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2007
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2015
August 2007 500ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. A pale yellow lager of modest quality and poor flavour. The malt tastes of adjuncts, cereal and alcohol. There’s a higher dose of hops than average, but that can’t conceal the bad base flavour. And the hops are simply bitter like hop pellets rather than fragrant. Not an enjoyable experience. Like a strange cross between an Eastern European lager and a Czech Republic lager - with Eastern European being the dominant partner. [1.1]
July, 2015 500ml golden can from local Polish supermarket. It’s a little sludgy and rough. Not quite sure of the appeal for the Slovak people. But it’s each to their own. It can be drunk, but it’s not really enjoyable. [1.0]
Sigmund (7038) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml green bottle, as "Golden Pheasant Premium", bought in Riga, Latvia. ABV is 5% - or that’s what the rear label reads. There is also a small white sticker in Latvian on the bottle-neck, reading a.o.: "Alkohola saturs 4%". Is the latter alchohol by weight? - or is one of the labels wrong? Anyway, the beer pours with a golden colour and a large white head. The aroma is very Heineken-like, but somewhat better: Fresh aromatic hops with flowery and fruity notes (most BMC drinkers would probably call it "skunky"). Soft mouthfeel. The flavour has moderate but acceptable hops on a background of mellow and sweet pilsener malts. There’s a hint of honey. I’ve had worse pilseners than this one.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7288) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured a pale golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was lightly sweet and peppery. The flavor was lightly sweet, corny and had a hint of pepper. The finish was tangy and corny.