maltman53 (435) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours light golden with white fluffy head retention. Palate: Lemony, chamomile flavor with soft bitterness. Overall, a let down for the style.
notalush (5451) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can - clear gold, soapy lace - nose is medium sweet, with some grassy hops, sweet pear, white grape, moderate acidity - crisp and lightly bitter up front - notes of puffed rice, lightly sour malt character - kind of watery and lifeless in the mouth - slight mineral water finish - was hoping for a lot more.
jkwood04 (4882) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of pale malts, some bread and toast, and some light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A standard lager.
3fourths (8701) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2015 Can. Clear pale gold with a medium-sized white head. Aroma impression is quiet cracker-like pale malt, rice, saccharine, honey, mineral water, mild pear. Light bodied, moderately sweet with medium-low bitterness. Pretty basic malt profile, lots of chewy sugars though not overly sweet, hops are just barely herbal, and the finish is quick and limp.
Ernest (6839) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 Can.
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (honeysuckle flowers), with a hint of spearmint.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
It sure doesn’t look like much, but it’s a wonderfully to-style beer that I could almost believe was made in Deutschland (the malt character doesn’t scream Germany, but it’s nice)...absolutely no resin or grapefruit hop nonsense to ruin the aroma, just lovely soft floral hops like in the homeland. Clean and very well-balanced...crisp without being full-on pilsner bitter. Have had this many times now and it’s quite solid.
scarletfire65 (1151) - 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 (1642) - 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 (434) - 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 (5091) - 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 (3038) - 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