Fantomasus (279) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy straw with a white head of tightly packed bubbles. Clean fresh simple aroma: hay, floral, and cheese. Not a tone of flavor but what there is, is nice. Light body, average carbonation, short bitter finish. Has to be my favorite lager.
Stuu666 (6189) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at the southern. Pours clear pale golden, nose is grassy, cereal, taste is similar, quite sweet.
Senka (883) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Pours pale yellow with thinhead. Aroma of yeast, sour apples, sugar and spring flowers. Mildly sweet, gently dry and pleasantly bitter brew. Not as simple as most helles arround here. Reminded me how lager beer should taste like - as I remembere them to be 15 years ago. Medium bodied for its type. Pleasant carbonation and a slightly rough texture. Definitely one of the positive rediscoveries this month.
jh773 (232) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light straw-yellow, almost green. Thick long-lasting head. Smell is yeasty, some hops, cloves, spice. Taste is just a little sweet with honey and flower notes. Soft body, touch of hops, yeasty finish.
ttoadee (927) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow pour, big white head. Nose is malt, very lightly kilned, hint flowers. Bittersweet. Middle is crisp apple and bread, medium mouthfeel. Finish is dry and carbonated. Not bad.
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Floral hop aroma with notes of grainy sweetness. Appearance is a light gold with white head with average retention. Flavor is well balanced between the hops and malt with a mineral character from that is noticeable. Malt has a bready pils character and the hops are floral. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation. Overall, this beer has excellent drinkability and is a great example of a dortmunder.
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_angst_ (3454) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ BBB. Pours slightly hazy pale golden with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of sticky lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is slightly malty, slightly floral and slightly fruity with crackers, cereal, hay, white grapes, moist soil and lemon peal. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and slightly fruity with crackers, white bread, cookie dough, hay, white raisins, minerals and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp and light to medium bodied. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter with cereal, white bread, hay, minerals, white raisins and lemon zest. Bit more sweet than expected. Would have loved it drier and crisper.
tnkw01 (1316) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Gold color with a big head. Aroma was sweet honey. Taste was a sweet up front with a crisp bitter finish.
rikstar (1305) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5l fles meegebracht uit Duitsland. Bier is erg licht geel met een witte schuimkraag die snel slinkt. Geur is licht hoppig met gras tonen in de smaak zoetzuur met citrus, gras en afwassop en een bittertje in de afdronk maakt het compleet, blijft goed staan. Aardig in z’n stijl verder niet bijzonder.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle into a Chimay goblet.
A: Pours a straw color with slight trails of carbonation. There’s a fingers worth of white-colored head, lacking in retention. Not much lacing is left behind.
S: Immediately after pouring, it reveals a nicely balanced backbone of crackers and bread. There’s an underlying sweetness, and an even further underlying noble hop bite. As it warms, the malts become faintly nutty. The aroma doesn’t blow me away, but it does its job admirably.
T: The maltiness reveals itself immediately with tones of lemon, cream, and even a touch of nuts. There isn’t a whole lot to this beer, but the finish dries up enough to keep it from being too sweet. That, and it’s few notes are interesting enough to make me care about this one.
M: Its carbonation is powerful and easy to note - however, the actual texture is nicely soft. Perhaps even milky. Of course, being milky means it’s a bit on the heavy/sweet side, but like I said before, it’s dry enough to not be overly sweet.
O: Tasty lager is tasty. Okay, MAYBE it could be a bit hoppier. Now that I’m done nitpicking, I’d just like to say even though it isn’t mega-cheap ($3/500ml isn’t BAD, though), I’d gladly buy it again for drinking duty in hot weather.