JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale straw coloured brew with a nice noble hop aroma. Assertive bitterness and a bit of fresh straw/hay pilsner malt. Big assertive hop flavour and aroma. It’s quite nice.
Maverick34 (2619) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice tasty american lager. Poured gold w/moderate head, enough hops to add flavoring but without destroying the lager essence. Good stuff.
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum: Pours a golden with great clarity and a strong well retained white head. Crispy clean aroma displaying dry bread crust like malts- crackery and grassy with a mild peppery noble hop presence. Incredibly creamy and substantial body with a dry clean flavor. Again, bread crust and dry crackery (pils?) pale malts with a lemon peel like brightness precedes a peppery and dry finish. An outstanding session lager!
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Experienced via draft in a pub glass. Given the quality of Bear Republic’s other offerings, I was expecting a beer more akin to their Dortmunder Export or at the very least, something like Sam Adams’ Boston Lager. Instead, this arrived. The beer pours the characteristic straw-colored yellow with a moderate white head. The nose is faint and pale. A prevalent note of alcohol dominates other grainy pilner-derived character. The palate fails to improve the initial disappointment. Again, heavy alcohol comes first, followed by a bitterness flacid grainy note and insipid mouth feel. The finish is clean and dry, but really serves only to allow the aforementioned flavors to linger in the mouth. Overall, a poor effort from an otherwise excellent brewery.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pacific Standard. Pours a slight hazy medium golden with a lasting thin white head. TOasty malt aroma backed up with a good earthy zesty and floral hops fresh. Bready dough malt, light sweetness some honey, floral and spicy hops and a decent crisp pilsner malt backbone for 6.5%- easy drinking.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a pale golden body with a white head. Bitter earth y hop tones, some light corn sweetness, citrus notes with a lightly bittering finish. Nice lager!
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow with a almost no head. Faint malty aroma and a strong grain taste with some alcohol notes to the finish.