ClarkVV (4855) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Multiple draught pints at Sunset Grill, on 11/17/07 and subsequently.
A deeper bronze than Modelo or any other tropical lager, but the thin white head is not long retained, leaving little/no lacing. Clear.
Definite modelo yeast notes in the aroma (acetyldehyde, paper pulp, various minerals) with some backing bready/doughy malt notes that are lightly sweet. A trace of toffee enters on the finish, after warming, with slightly more fruitiness (apples mainly) than I’d expect from a tropical lager. Not much hoppiness in the nose, though some lighth grassiness is apparent. No alcohol. Acetyldehyde is the only flaw.
Toffee-tinged doughy malts are sweet and rather supple for a lager, with a strong mineral accent that balances. Crisp and papery (acetyldehyde) on the finish, but it works in so far as using this yeast goes. Some stronger noble hop presence, while departing from a tropical pale lager, would still be appreciated. As is, it’s faintly grassy, with a pinch of bitterness throughout. Medium carbonation does not get out of control, nor is the beer watery/thin. The malting is definitely the strong point here. No alcohol in flavor, only acetyldehyde is perceived slightly.
Theydon_Bois (15029) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg at the brewpub, Healdsburg, 04/02/16.
Clear golden with a decent off white covering.
Nose is caramel, grain, light bread, pale malt.
Taste comprises light vanilla, cereal, grain, grassy.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. The nose has some toasted cereal, hints of caramel. Light to medium sweet flavor with some caramel, more cereal, light bitter hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with grains, cereal, sugary caramel. So so.
JulienHuxley (5210) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear deep gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is grainy, light grassy lemony notes. Taste is light, bready, light grass. Palate is light bodied with, light carb.
slowrunner77 (8406) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"has a good, crisp malty flavor. served with a lime at the pub. good for a lager, and better than it’s "Modelo" namesake. A light refreshing lager
Homer321 (3558) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the bear house. Bad corn. Sweet malt. Not something I would want more of. Bad. But not likka bad.
Ferris (9822) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Light grains, grass and a hint of citrus. Clear gold with a thin white head. Tastes as it smells with a long grain finish. One of the better I have had in this style.
TURDFERGUSON (4030) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at beer study. Pours yellow golden with a medium sized foamy whie head. Nose of light hay and grass, biscuit malts. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, some cereal malts and grains. Fairly clean.
emacgee (4491) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft bright amber gold with two fingers of sticky white head. Nose is very nice, light toasty and crackery notes with some floral and citrusy notes. Very nice and bready malt flavor with toasted malt and a light sweetness. Grassy hop notes.
VastActiv (4540) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Bear Republic, Healdsburg. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, sweetness and malts.
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap: orange-amber with large frothy white head. Aroma is definitely lager-like, with grass, bisquit, and some wet newspaper. Flavor is crisp with a dry bitter grass, a hint of honey but no sweetness, and bisquit. It is good for the style, but not my favorite type of beer. Good cold on a hot day.