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.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 23, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Pours a golden yellow color. Modest malt with hop aroma. Decent head. Somewhat thin body. Taste is of light malt with light hops at the finish.
crazyvin (2026) - 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 (6621) - 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 (5570) - 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 (1581) - Arlington, Texas, 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 (5356) - 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 (11323) - 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.