Clear straw gold. Attractive medium head. Good lacing. Straightforward, malt, yeast, cereal, sweet overtones for flavour and aroma but somewhat non-descript. Crisp with medium bitterness and low carbonation. Enjoyable.
500 ml can, bought in Denmark. ABV is 5%. Pale golden colour, moderate white head. Sweetish aroma with grassy and fruity notes. The flavour is medium sweet with some pilsener malts, grassy notes again, tolerable hoppy bitterness in the finish.
250ml Keg at Magic Rubens, Brussels (€3.00):
Quite a basic & at times cheap tasting lager than was bland for the most part with some light bitterness & grassy touches. There was touches of sweetness from some corn before a few bread malts came through along with the odd vegetable adjunct but it was a poor offering & probably the worst I had when in Belgium too.
Consider this an atypical Euro lager as it has character. Let's call it unusually fruity and friendly. Refreshing, too.
Primus Looks typical, unexciting. However, aromas are nicely balanced between sweet malts and a bit of apple. Tastes improve even more with a nice drying from the hops.
On tap, this cut through the mild grease in the fries at Frietkoten at the French Market (food court) in Chicago's Ogilvy Transportation Center. I talked a bit with the owner of the beer bar/frite-shop and he told me that the owner of Primus (fourth generation family brewer) came by on a U.S. tour to drum up distributors and told the shop-owner that he was one of the largest outlets for Primus on this side of the Pond. (I saw a dozen people come by and have a Primus-to-go for the train.)
While I like this lager's distinctiveness over the mass produced Euros, I see that they also own the Tongerlo line... which I want because I think I had it earlier in this Century. Anyone know where I can get it... or do I have to become a trader ?
On-tap 11/13/2015 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.
A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains lager yeast, adjuncts, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast, adjuncts and a thin malt character followed by some malt sweetness. The hops presence is extremely mild and there’s a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.
O: Not very flavorful, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is just a mediocre beer at best.
Straw gold, no carbonation, topped with 4 fingers of fluffy white head.
Hay, straw, molasses, very much like a German pils.
Hay, straw, molasses, glue, light fruitiness.
Light body, almost no carbonation. Like drinking hard water in texture.
Found in a quick mart in Vientiane Laos, drank in Chiang Mai Sept 11th, 2015. Nice brew, not your typical Belgian, but like Juliper. Kind of what I imagine most modern Belgians are drinking in contrast to their grand parents generation.
Light colored straw yellow beer with a white head that retains well. Aroma of caramelized Pilsner grains and corn. The taste has creamed corn, Pilsner grains and leafy hop. Slight sourness as others have mentioned, but it's only briefly. Fizzy yellow beer that is not expensive. A more or less agreeable euro lager.
A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but never completely faded away and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of apples are present in the nose along with some hints of pilsener malts.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of apples and hints of non-descript malts. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light bodied, very clean, and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and doesn't have much in the way of "off" flavors, except for the apples.