Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a golden body topped by a thin head with a good amount of lacing. It’s slightly sweet yet slightly bitter with a touch of sourness and a grassy hop note. Light bodied, crisp and smooth.
kramer (4344) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a very thin and quickly fading white head. Lightly malty aroma with a touch of DMS and a little bit of a vegetal aroma. Flavor is pretty thin with a very light crystal malt base and minimal to no hop presence. Mouthfeel is thin and light with moderate carbonation. Finish is not as crisp as I would like. I guess this is their answer to Yuengling Lager that they must do because of being in PA, but it doesn’t even measure up to that.
Cletus (6245) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of kramer17801. Pours gold with no head and very little carbonation. Smells sugary with some orange and grape elements poking through. Tastes a bit tarte and salty with some citrus and underlying sourness. Finishes light and peppery.
IndianaRed (2035) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 12, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle Pours a clear spakling pale orange. Slight wispy white ring of a head and traces of it’s best attempt at lacing. Light grain/ceral aroma. Some sweetness, like apricots or orages. Dry, bland and slightly sour flavors. Low hops and dry unfilted aftertaste.
Forgettable. When I look at this label all I can think of is the SNL skit.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewpub in gettysburg, had a clear light golden color. A good light lager that had a sweet yeasty finish.
KUEric (866) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2006 Bottle: It pours just like a macro beer. Light pale golden with a fizzy head that remains for a little while and there is carbonation bubbling towards the top throughout. The aroma is rather light with some bannanas, yeast, dough, and alcohol. The taste is light, but not all that weak, although very basic. Its like a good helles and half water in one glass. Its not a great beer, but i f I lived in PA, I am sure there would plenty of long nights on this stuff, because its so easy to drink, and quite enjoyable with absolutly nothing to dislike about it.
biznizness (1056) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I will echo what others have said... this beer lacks taste and is boring. Going through the sampler at the brewpub, ABC is now 0/2. This beer would appeal to the group that avoids microbreweries because they don’t serve Miller Lite. It tastes mass produced.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at ABC brewpub. Very plainly lager. Some can taste. Pale straw color, sits a bit dead in the glass with just a lame circle of head bubbles. Bud-y. Zoigl lager beats this hands down, and should replace it as a year round available beer!
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet and hoppy, with more character than I usually expect from a Helles. Body is thin, and there’s a weird somewhat soapy aftertaste which kinda ruins it.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 29, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of white colored foamy fine to medium sized mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a transparent light orange brown colored softly carbonated body and a poor lacing. The aroma was sweet mild malty and hoppy. The mouth feel was mildly tingly at the start and mellowed in the finish with a clean crisp medium thickness. The flavor was mild malt dough hop and thin.