scarletfire65 (1068) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Harding Tavern in Chicago. Pale yellow with small quickly diminishing head. Grainy cereal aroma. Lightly sweet, grainy, clean, really simple. There are much better examples of the style.
Emeister84 (1446) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light grain aromas, bready, slight honey, grassy hops. Clear gold with a mostly fading white head. Subtly sweet with light earthy hop tones. Light bodied.
badhack (389) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refreshing lager. Grain, cereal. Clean and crisp. Light. Pinch of hops and the end.
BlackHaddock (4681) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
13th May 2015: on tap in JFAT (Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern), Dana Point, Orange County. Clear golden pour with no head by the time the glass got to my table. Crisp, sharp feel to the beer, more grain than hop in both the aroma and taste, grassy dry finish. Went well with the spicy meatballs.
drjay44 (2891) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. Pours a medium, poorly retained white head, with slight lacing, over a slightly hazy straw (SRM 2) body....nose is light cereal, hints of white fruits (apple, pear), no esters, slight hop spice......taste is light cereal malts, slight sweetness, hints of light colored fruits, light hop spice, finishing with slight bitterness, balance....mouth feel, light almost watery body, no alcohol, high carbonation. The appearance is slightly off with the slight haze. Both aroma and flavor are within the style, but the body is too light. BJCP 7/2/13/4/6
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a light lager that is smooth and fresh. Light looking that is great for san deigo beaches.
Clarkdvm (225) - Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Better than some standard domestic lager but that’s not saying much. Still rather plain.
TXBadger (1787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal grains on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes crisp and clean.
blipp (6709) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a thin white head. Very much in the Helles-influenced grouping of American craft lagers, with mildly sweet bready malts, some grainy hints, and faint floral bitterness. Relatively clean and easy to drink.
Cybercat (3874) - Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pours clear, wan yellow with a thick and frothy but effervescent white head. Aroma is crisp and malty with a subtle fruity undertone. Flavor is malty, less fruity than the aroma - nothing special, but refreshing. Texture is weak and not very fizzy. Definitely not the brightest star in Ballast Point’s constellation, but will take the edge off a hot day.