bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lemon, zest, crispy bite in the finish. Very light bodied, with average malts. This is definitely a summer beer. I could use some of this on the boat dock.
OldGrowth (2353) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from trade with walleye. Ok aroma, classic pale lager thing going on. Skunky, lemon grass with a lite sweetness. Massive head, 3/4 of glass was foam and took 4 pours to empty bottle, Clean orangy gold color. Sweet & sour flavor, like aroma without that usual bitter bite alot of pale lagers seem to have. Hint of fruitiness kind of orangy peach flavor. Lite body, thin watery mouth feel, bitter dry finish. Tasty, easy to drink brew, could drink it all day. Nice, Thanks walleye.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light yellow from tap. Fruity with a bit of hop zest. Very light with a fine crisp carbination. Not much good or bad.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A small white head fades quickly atop a mid-golden body that shows a light haze of particulate. As skunk notes fade, I find dry and somewhat stale aromatics with noticable caramel malt beneath wheaty grains. A tart flavor finds lemon and yogurt with a breadiness beneath. A thin palate dissipates the sourness quickly. A quick sniff-and-swig would’ve found this a drain pour... I’m glad I gave it a chance to open up.
<font size=-4>Single bottle from <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/palati Worldwide Liquor, Palatine, IL 60067</font>
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat cloudy golden body with a huge, frothy white head. A light fruit tinted aroma, green apple, pear and some citrus. A nice citrus body, some lemon, grainy with a nice carbonation. Slightly sweet and carbonated ending, quite nice really.
Tmoney99 (9650) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sample at MBGF. Clear amber with a moderate frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Light grainy citrus aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short duration.
drywallman (320) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This had the dark straw look and medium lasting head I expect from a Helles. It had the adequate bready malt taste and slightly honey citrus hops effect going, with a touch of orange. Very good for the warm months.
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from the bottle. poured a hazey dark wheat with no head just a small white ring. aroma some malts, honey and light orange and some other sweet fruits. flavor tangeraine with a splash of orange on it than some orange zest qwith a little lemon zing at the finish. I think this is the best pale lager I have had. good lawn mowing beer since I just finished mowing the lawn.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly hazy straw-colored body, thin/medium off-white head. Light aroma, slight sweetness (corny), bread, grassy hops and light diacetyl. Bready, grassy body, rather thin, with a touch of sweetness and a hint of butter. Drinkable.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 8, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft @ Tap Room. Pours a clear gold color with very small fizzy head. Nose is something sweet, honey maybe?> but I want to say apricots or tangerines. taste is thin, semi malty, a light fruit haze in the mouth and a smooth finish.