drywallman (351) - 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 (1087) - 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 (3191) - 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 (1983) - 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.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. extremely pale yellow in color with a fizzy white quickly fading head. flavor is of straw, spice and maybe a bit of honey. way too much carbonation.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Straw color on the pour and a white carbonated head that disappears quickly. The aroma is slightly of honey but mostly of straw. The flavor has some sort of spice in it but I can mostly only taste the carbonation. Not one that I’m going to buy in the future. It is budweiser in a fancier bottle.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Middle of the road lager...very drinkable. A little thin and watery mouthfeel. Could use a kick in the ass, hop-wise, but OK, I guess. I’d like to see a little more crisp finish in this style.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Should we herald the return of this brew as the brewery does? Don’t think so. Golden color with white foamy head. Nose is straw, honey, bread. Tad watery and thin. Flavor is earthy but dull.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Ok beer. Tastes like a helles. Nothing really going on here. Average.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - SEP 26, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Pours a golden yellow in color with an active white head that quickly diminishes to a thin covering. Aroma is of medium malt with little hops. Flavor is malty with some nuttiness. Body is too thin and carbonation detracts from the experience. Mild hop bitterness helps the short finish. OK, but not a great effort.