nuplastikk (5270) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Avery. Looks filtered, orange-tan. White head laces the glass. A solid hop backbone surrounded by a nice golden malt body. Displays some classic noble Pils character, but way more amped up. Well balanced, quite fresh.
kennydiaz (354) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice clear golden color.with mild carbonation. Has a nice citrus bouquet. Slight pineapple taste with butterscotch. A very dry aftertaste. Mediocre at best. I was expecting more from Avery brewing and I was quite disappointed.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, florals, light pine, and dustiness (make me want to sneeze). Flavor of grass, earthiness, biscuit, and grain with a dry finish.
thirdeye11 (5863) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught at Avery - GABF) clear golden, effervescent bubbles, film of white head lasts a while. Nose of earth, citrus, orange, very mild butter and cilantro. Taste of butter, earth, English-style hops, bitter, and herbal. Buttery and odd linger, fine carbonation.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange colour with great white head. Lemony aroma, grass hop flavour. Mild hop bitterness. Dry finish.
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a nice golden color with a hint of orange and a dense white head.
S: A big tropical fruit aroma to this one. Lots of pineapple with some mango, grapefruit, and perhaps lemon. Some nice floral and grass notes as well, and a bready malt base.
T: The flavor follows the nose, for the most part. Fairly bitter, which was nice and helped to balance the strong fruit flavors contributed by the hops. Moderately bready from the malt with just a hint of sweetness.
M: The body is a bit lighter than an IPA, but a bit fuller than your typical pale lager. A lively carbonation goes with it.
D: This style of really hoppy lager works for me. The fairly light base lager is a great palate for intense hopping.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear golden body with a minimal white head. Aroma is hoppy, crisp, and grainy. Flavors are bitter, grassy, hoppy and grainy. Lively bubbles, crisp. Sort of bland compared to some IPLs.
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Avery. Pours clear gold with a small, frothy white head, low retention with little lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grainy, meal, cereal), average hops (grassy, pine, citrus), light esters (fruity), with notes of corn. Flavor is heavy malt (grainy, meal, cereal), light hops (grassy, pine), and light esters (fruity). Medium body, low warmth and creaminess, high carbonation.
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Avery. Pours clear yellow in a sampler with a white head. Light nose of some malt and herbal hops. Clean malt flavors that’s light and sweet with a piney bitterness. Grassy finish but overall a solid lager. 7/3/7/4/15
bigbish (640) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting take on a hoppy beer. A nice departure from typical IPAs. The hops come through but it’s lighter and crisper on the palate. Very nice.