GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ Gravity Keg ][ 14oz ][ Churchkey DC ][ $7 ][ Becher ][ 9.20.14 ]
>> Low haze orange gold pour with small white foam and rings of wispy lacing. Nose is Berliner Weisse like with sour mash wheat. Funky nose with flash of white vinegar and sauerkraut. Medium bodied flavor with sourdough, acid, Berliner type lacto finish with oily bread roll and sweet cream. Amazingly complex nose. Taste is earthy grain, super light, a tad too watery. Super sessionable. Second pour was better: more sourdough character, even more grassy hop power, cleaner, so drinkable. Ultra light and insanely well balanced between grassy hops and fresh grain/dough.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[ Tap ][ 10oz ][ Churchkey ][ $7 ][ pint ][ 9/20/14 ]
hazy tea, thin white ring, light sediment. Lightly lactic nose, earthy bread crust, mineral with light grass, hay. Softer flavor, earthy front incredibly dusty hay before delicate dough mid, soft fluffy, grassy bitterness dominating the finish, soft and toasty, full and very balanced, needing stronger grains and more nuance but the expressive noble hops throughout are awesome.
Nickls (2358) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Murky rusty orange. Some slight hay and green apple in the aroma, hops are restrained. Sour hay, earth, apple grass and crackers in the flavor. Body lis light and soft.
solidfunk (7354) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Buttery, and well drinkable. Noble hops. Golden pour with good head and lacing. Tap at Snallygaster.
3fourths (9108) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2015 From draft at Brauerei Bayer. Nearly clear gold body with a fluffy lasting white head.
- Perle, Hallertau Tradition, Hallertau Hallertau hops (changed to Saphir in 2015), but the lemon juiciness screams Spalt Select for me. Oily and slick with low acidity until late. Carbonation is somewhat low and loose but works well. Malt is honey-pastries and succulent. Off-dry, juicy, peppery and slightly phenolic. Really juicy and bright, some acid developing late in the finish. Musty / minerallic / sulfuric (light). Very clean and juicy hoppy example of Franconian kellerbier.
Retried in November 2015 and it was doughy and dull :/
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
gravity keg offering @ churchkey. nutty soft toasted raisin bread. touch of wet herbs. soft. drinkable.
jackl (7016) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity @ Churchkey. Slightly hazy deep gold with a small head. The nose is super bready. Honeyed toast, some nuts. Mild caramel. Grass. The taste is pretty earthy. Dirty grass, honey. Toast. Creamy finish. Light body, light carbonation. Pleasant.
dchmela (3008) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On firkin at Oblivion. Murky gold pour with no head. Malty noble hop aroma with some bread notes. Smooth malt body, bread and sweetness balanced well with a nice hop bite. Good stuff.
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BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravity keg at Max’s. Pours clear gold with a large, frothy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is corn and Pils malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, a clean lager character and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
joeneugs (5711) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Beer Revolution. It pours a cloudy yellow color with a smallish white head. The aroma is bready with some surprising bright hop notes of lemongrass and herbals. There’s even a hint of tartness amongst the lemon and bread. The flavor is similar with light maltiness, mild tart lemon (almost berliner like) herbal, lemongrass hops and a finish that vanishes abruptly. The mouthfeel is light but creamy. Very nice. I could drink this one all night.