crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
didn’t know what to think of this brew having limited knowledge of the style. poured a straw golden color with almost no head. Taste was mainly sweet with some florial hops notes. Watery
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours straw yellow, loose white head. Light body, with a bit of fruit and a bit of spice. Maybe even a slight hint of honey. An OK offering.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 I am generally not a big fan of this style. This came in my beer club and is a brewer that I generally am not very fond of. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a straw yellow color with a large fluffy white head that produced some lacing. The aroma is light and dominated by a yeasty bready element. The texture is light and crisp but perhaps a bit thin. There is some light malt and an interesting spice character to the brew. Drinkable but not something I would seek out again.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear and golden with a loose white head that doesn’t stay. Somewhat under carbonated. Nice malty flavor with grain and a bit of fruit. Decent body that matches the restrained bitterness and mild sweet finish. Perhaps a bit saccarine. A decent rendition of the classic style.
Cornfield (5544) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 A very drinkable response to the mass-produced lagers... better than most of them. Tasty ’n’ refreshing, especially on a warm, humid day.
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jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
After having the dunkel and not liking it, I didn’t have high hopes. However, this was a nicely made lager done to style. I don’t expect it to be complex, which it is not, but it has a nice malt/ hop balance with aroma of a fresh baked pretzel. I wish the finish had been a little more crisp, but overall a good lager.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is grassy and grainy. A medium bodied helles. Malts are grassy and grainy. Hops are mild and citrusy. Touches of fruit and citrus. Perhaps a touch thin tasting. Light and refreshing. Clean and crisp. Nice summer beer. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Dogbrick (8664) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taken as a Lager this beer is pretty good. As a Helles it is just average. Pours a clear golden color with lots of small bubbles. Thin white head with minimal lacing. The aroma is fruity with some malt. Light-bodied with a clean palate. Flavors of fruit, malt and a touch of hops and yeast. The finish is kind of thin and lightly bitter. Overall this beer is blown away by the likes of GLBC but it’s ok.
Pailhead (5066) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2004
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Aroma is almost nonexistant. A slight malt aroma barely sneaks thru. Pours a very pale yellow with a small head that’s gone quickly. It’s slightly hazy too. Not much initial flavor followed by a nice balance of malts and hops in the finish. This beer is a little boring. Very watery beer with an okay finish. Rather boring.
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow with a white head. Bready malt aroma. Very sweet with bready flavor. Dry finish.