Palme (3380) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Mudville. A near clear golden one with a medium sized light lacing just off-white top. Really fruity and delicious nose here. Lots of peachy fruitiness, in way i would have guessed this is a ale. It also has traces of fresh pine cones and res sweet apples. Lovely. It has a little bit more of a strong pilsner in the taste. Some alcohol tones, but itís really well hopped. Light oily on the mouthfeel and below average prickling on the carbonation. I get lots of pear ice cream here. Quite a lot really. Not sure why though. Light drymouthing finish with a little bit of alcohol. Quite a good one. 16.06 2013
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dullish golden pour feeds a 2cm thick, rather tight and uniform small-bubbled white head. This was bought 2 weeks ago and seems quite fresh. Convincing aroma has slightly tropical (pineapple, mango), gently floral and agressively resinous/piney scents. Obviously hop driven. In mouth, it is clean and maltiness takes a lot more room, but comes with more residual sugars than Iíd like. I may be dreaming, but I imagine a sulphur note back there, quickly washed away by the strong resinous hops which dominate flavours and close the beer with a rough-edged, rather harsh bitterness less supported by the malt sugars than rendered even rougher by the surprisingly alcoholic surroundings. While not very thick, it does feel stronger than 7%. Iím not as charmed as I hoped, spoiled that I am to have close access to Jackís Abby that makes softer, more wholesome examples.
woodychevy (358) - - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Loved it! Even better that it suprised me- was fully prepared to not give another lager the time of day. The lagering technique seems to be the perfect complement to the west coast hops. Allows the hop flavors (pine, citrus, floral, grapefruit) to shine but without too much sweetness. Nice resinous notes. Appropriately bitter finish. Crisp and clean and somehow flavors are more pure than your typical IPA. Pours on the light side for the style- decent head, lots of bubbles. Perfect for summer- have already bought another bomber.
SpringsLicker (3133) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy dark yellow body with a tall, sticky, white head.
The aroma is sweet and grassy.
The flavor is sweet, following the aroma. Just a touch of bitterness in the finish.
Medium body. Just not a big fan of the sweet, strong Pale Lagers so far.
Thanks to crajun for sending this one!
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Trappeze Pub. Clean and crisp with fruitiness, citrus, crackery malt, pine. Havenít had too many of these, but this is one of the finest examples. Easy to drink and nice palate.
Beerathon (1164) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Every bit as good as an IPA. Big citrus hops, refined, refreshing, just plain yummy.
poisoneddwarf (1712) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from two days ago up the river. Bomber. Aroma is doughy, catty, pineapple, gun metal (not intrusive), wet hayfield, skunk (not too off-putting). Smells like a lot of German lagers after the catty tropical hop notes fade out. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a medium off-white head with great retention; leaves some lace. Taste is bitter backed by a nice candy sweetness, grainy with a lingering bitter finish. Carbonation is high, medium body. Doesnít taste exactly fresh. Donít see a date on the bottle. Nevertheless, itís not bad, but I expect more from this brewery. Itís kind of dull, but Iím sure it was better fresh.
BVery (6266) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Red Cow in St. Paul. Gold pour with a spotty white head. Floral and citrus aroma. Kind of sweet smelling. Medium to lighter palate. Finishes smooth. Not over the top in any way but nice overall.
Ontape (297) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle dated about a month ago. I have a feeling it has fallen off a bit but itís still pretty nice. Piney, citrus-y hop flavors big on the nose. Taste is clean with hops and bready malt flavors. Balanced and enjoyable.
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisOís. Thanks to our host for this winner. Clear pale gold beer, good fluffy white head. Palate is very light and airy. Superfine carbonation. Very light malt base, slightly sweet. Little floralness. Hops are a nice combo of mild skunk, resinous orange and mild tropical fruits. Light airy finish. Tasty and super drinkable.