Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma is very light of caramel. The flavor is sweet wtih notes of malt, straw, and caramel, as well as lighter notes of metal.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 oz sample at the GABF in Denver. Basic lager with some sweet carmel maltiness. pale yellow amber color, slightly haze. Mild bitterness. Medium carbonation. Thin body.
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewpub on 8/6/10. Gold/amber pour with a medium off-white head. Malty aroma with a bit of corn and a touch of hop. Cereal malt flavor with a crisp noble hop finish.
carboloader (660) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Transparent copper. Slightly fruity but mostly bland lager. Slight dank earthy taste that I don’t like.
alexsdad06 (4540) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub during RBSG09. Pours a golden orange color with a medium white head. The aroma is pale doughy malts with some mild herbal and floral hops. The flavor is mildly sweet doughy malts and light hops with a slight fruitiness. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Decent, but gets lost with everything else around..
ben4321 (3564) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: Tap at Blind Tiger, 5/9/10
Aroma: The nose on this one is light, some malts, fruits, and floral hops
Appearance: It has a pale lager look, it is pretty clear, with a small head
Flavor: The taste is much the same, along with some grass and grainy notes
Palate: It has a fairly light body, and a mediocre at best mouthfeel
It is an aliright pale lager, but it really is sort of eh... I expected a better beer from Bear Republic, but even a great brewery makes a mediocre beer every now and again.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Bear Republic Brewing (Healdsburg, CA): Pours out a hazy golden color, white head, no lacing, into a 4oz. glass. Aroma of dry barley, fresh wheat, and leafy. Crisp caramel flavor with light grains and muted orange. Usually I run away from this style, but this one was quite good. Drinkability: Nothing stands out, but overall stays balanced. Pairing: Caesar salad topped with grilled chicken. Rebuy: Sure. #367 on 31032010, DG.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Bear Republic. Pours a hazy, orange-caramel color; creamy, off-white head with good retention and lacing. Toasty caramel, light citrus, and some basic graininess in the aroma; simple and reasonably smooth. Medium body: lightly creamy, medium-high carbonation; pleasant citrus hoppiness (minerals, light earthiness), toasty cereal, and light graininess; tasty, simple, and reasonably basic, with dominant notes of toasty cereal. Lasting, dry finish of toastiness, light grains, and hints of husk.
Tmoney99 (10091) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at Cincy Winter Beerfest. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted malt and small hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable brew that met my expectations.
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Cincy Beerfest. Pours a clear gold color with an inch-thick white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grains, cereal, honey, and red apples. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, earthy hops, honey, grains, and cereal. Not bad for a lager. Light-bodied with above-average carbonation and a crisp finish.