krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium hazy glowing golden with a nice lively head that settles slow. Smells of grains and wet dough. Smooth malted grain great body with little peaks of spicy rye that appear but does not affect how smooth it goes down.
sulawang (621) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Ultra cool aluminum bottle, much lighter and easier to hold/pour. Top 10 coolest bottle for sure. Pours translucent golden yellow with a smallish lasting foamy head, a thin layer of retention, lots and lots of activity.
Nose: very faint grassy-citrus malts, not much there (lvl-2)-pungency
Attack: crisp, incoming hoppy bitterness
Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) thick lager sweetness, bready rye malts
Finish: soft hoppy medium-high bitter finish
Summary: A very full-bodied feeling pils with very round edges. Not my favourite style but a good beer that I can appreciate nonetheless.
Oakes (12626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Hazy pale, nice rye character, the bitterness is continental and soft and it balances well with the rye.
brenn79 (1522) - Idaho, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz aluminum bottle- Pours hazy golden with a one finger head that reduces leaving a blanket and thick layered lace. Aroma is spicy rye, crisp and clean, some citrus. Taste is sweet and light malt, mellow rye that becomes more noticeable in the finish, citrus and very refreshing. Best Base Camp I’ve had so far.
maekchu (2140) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Free samples on draught at the brewery during Zwickelmania 2014. Some catpissy hop nose. Thought it was Citra, but the staff said that two varieties of Mt. Hood were used for aroma. Hazy light honey color. Substantial but somehow light sweet initial / sourness and bittering hops in mid / mild and slightly bitter finish. Not really much of pils character. Not bad, though.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2069) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pricey 1500 yen + from Tanakaya. Picked it up due to the unique aluminum bottle plus I’d heard of Base Camp a hiking + outdoor oriented brewery. 5.7% It pours a deep gold, I was expecting more of an orange tint I guess due to the bottle and the fact it has rye in it... I guess rye doesn’t impact the color so much as this looks like a classic pils. The aroma is spicy, grassy, slightly bitter but soft. A bit of a sweet soapy or that pink soapy bubblegum I used to get sometimes as a kid. The body is slick & quite full with a bready quality to it. The taste is sweet, grassy & spicy with that soapy bubblegum plus mild minty spicy puckering notes from the hops. I like the palate, it is quite satisfying to drink - refreshing.
douglas88 (6033) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark copper color with a large white head. A spicy fruity nose. Awesome beer: flavorful, robust spicy hoppy flavors with rye malts, a good palate. Very fresh and tasty.
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 ounce aluminum bottle. Great packaging.
Aroma:slight sulfur character from the yeast, musty/earthy, malty/bready, some fruity/spicy hop character
Appearance: Golden straw in color with a long lasting bright white head
Taste: big bready malt character, fruity hops, honey, slight spicy note
Palate: medium bodied, thicker than your traditional pilsner, clean lager fermentation, the rye adds a touch of an oily character
Overall: I found this to be a tasty session lager, i enjoy the rye character though out this beer, malty, hoppy,delicious.
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky yellow with a thin white head. Nose is pale malts, light citrus, grass. Taste comprises grass, pale malt, lemon rind, light sugars, cereals. Medium bodied, fiine carbonation, crisp finish.
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, sweeter rye, some spicy notes, light toffee. Taste of toffee, light honey, rye, and a grassy bitterness.