DrnkMcDermott (2880) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rustic hop bitterness under the cap, more like a Northern Brewer. Foams up a lot when poured into my Sam Adams glass. Just a tad darker than the usual pale lager color, while most old-time lagers (Juengling, Sam) tend to be darker. That slight oxidation that comes with most light lagers. Taste is both highly bittered from that "all-purpose hop," and a bit sweet. If they used a truly historical 2-row barley, they might have had to amp it up with adjunct. An interesting beer, but it’s a little too close to a Pabst for me.
milewide (1700) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2X BMC! Bland lager style...but lots of flavor and body ! Fun to try, but many superiors
Borresteijn (5244) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
35cl Bottle from Sterk. Clear deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of aspartame, minerals, sweet malts. Flavour is medium sweet, light malty, light fruity, hint of bread, light grassy bitter finish. Light bodied. Decent stuff.
anfractuosity (196) - - MAY 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad lager, but not exceptional either. Not especially malty..............
maltman53 (429) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a copper color lager. All grains and herbs on the nose. Soft grainy, bready palate, with a lack of hops or bitter finish. Overall, quite different from a Bo Pilsner, but lacks structure for my taste.
Sigmund (5610) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle, as Anchor California Lager, from Fakta, Denmark. ABV is 4.9%. Golden colour, moderate white head. Sweetish aroma of malts and floral, herbal and fruity hops. The flavour is medium dry, well hopped throughout, with a fairly bitter aftertaste. A well made lager - simple, but decent.
JDBaker11058 (1464) - Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: deep honey gold with a finger of white head and minimal lacing. Aroma: grainy, with a bit of biscuit, then light honey and some grassy, herbal notes. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with the addition of a bit of lemon. Finish: clean and crisp, with a bit of herbal hop character lasting longer than expected. Notes: I love a good lager, so I was expecting a lot. For me, it was just meh. Bottle from Total Wine & More, McLean, Virginia.
Geiserich (3616) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Malty, bready and toasty aroma, grassy and light herbal hops. Pale golden color, white head. Flavor is bready, malty with grassy hop, medium bitterness. Pilsner styled lager, but not too special.
50belair (2877) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Lager yeast aromas. Somewhat bland hop notes upfront with mellow grains light yeast backbeats. Average body and mouthfeel. Nice for a lager, but at the end of the day it’s still a lager.
jhamp9 (1254) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear gold with a great white head. Aroma is bread, some cardboard earthy hop. Taste is biscuit, honey sweetness, and some citrus rind but thin. Crisp. Light body.
JBPortland (1100) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours clear golden orange with big head and bubbles. Nose is pretty subtle, some grainy corn and cracker, wheat and a touch of malt fruit. Taste is similar, not a whole lot going on, but not unpleasant, just spme corn, cracker, grain, light malt fruit, low bitterness, some creaminess. Finishes pretty dry and low bitterness, creamy malt grain, corn and biscuit.