thetmaxx (745) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2011 On tap at Rubicon Brewing as a sampler for Sacramento beer week. Pours dark amber worth almost no head. Aroma is weak, and mildly sweet malty. Flavour is sweet and very mild. An OK lager that is definitely different!
Ungstrup (29207) - 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 (4842) - 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 (673) - 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 (5359) - 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 (3846) - 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 (10544) - 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.