GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear light golden color. Head was big, white, and bubbly with good retention and lacing. Smells of honey dripped malty cereal grain and a hint of noble hops. Flavor is similar, but the hops assert themselves much creating a citrusy flavor. They also impart a modest bitterness that is well balanced with the light grainy malt flavor/sweetness. Pretty good.
jasonp (1560) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2007 Sampled from bottle at Larry Bellís Brickskeller event. Clear golden with a white head. I found the aroma to be subtle yet pleasant; light dough, bread and noble hops. Flavor has notes of light bread/grain, lemon and grassy hops. Moderate level of sweetness/bitterness. The body is medium/light and couldíve used more refreshing carbonation imo. Overall, a very drinkable tasty beer. Re-rate sampled from a cold bottle freshly opened by me. Very nice clear golden appearance with a billowy white head. Simple grainy, lemony, noble hop-y flavor, but very very very drinkable and tasty. Smooth refreshing mouthfeel. Really nice stuff.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Larry Bell event at Brickskeller. Pours a clear, golden-yellow; white head with good retention. Light sugar and floral notes in the aroma. Light-to-medium mouthfeel: sugar, light citrus hops, hints of malt. Light, crisp finish. Very drinkable.
3fourths (8801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a bottle. Nose is doughy, sugary and buttery sweet, with sugar cookie dough and butter notes dominant. Crisp and fres saaz hops are done very well, and it tastes like a big buttered biscuit or buttered croisant. Lightly peppery, light to medium crisp bitterness, sharp I would say, then more oily and a bit syrupy in the finish. A decent beer to drink, but the butter notes can go.
argo0 (12509) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Crystal clear apple juice body topped by a white head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, some bread, grassy. Taste is medium sweet, grassy, floral, bread, light lemon. Watery light-medium body, some crispness.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at El Bait Shop. Great Beer! Rich gold with a medium white head. Amazing lacing. Pours crisp and clear with medium carbonation. Has a honey and candy aroma. Has an awesome rich thick flavor. Berries, sweetness, and lots of flavor hop bursts of citrus fruit rinds. Perhaps cherries even? WOW! Brief lemon aroma and maltiness. Seems like it has heavy amounts of honey, but I know better. Speaks volumes about this brewer when this is the standard-bearer beer.
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz. bottle purchased at Johnís in Iowa City. Labelled as Lager of the Lakes. A medium gold body is topped with a fluffy egg shell colored head. The aroma is boiled potatoes with some carrots and a little bit of grass. The taste has some light notes of spicy parsnips and potatoes. Nice and light. This is a decent light lager. The mouthfeel is soft and surprisingly full.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz beer, labeled lager of the lakes, a great looking label. pours clear straw color with small white head. nose is toasted cereal grains and sorta skunky. flavor is simple, crisp, biscuit, and refreshing. iím no expert on this style but i actually think this is sorta tasty.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottled as Lager of the Lakes. Pours light gold. Sweet cereal grain maltiness on the nose. Has that euro-skunky pilsner flavor but not to the extreme. Decent for what it is... a session beer by Bells. Nothing fancy here.
DeuceDeuceOU (51) - Athens/Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz Lager of the Lakes. Very yellow color with a good loose foamy head. Natural/earthy tasting with the slight grass flavor with the malt and spice.
A desent pilsener for once, instead of the Pale Lager those macros try to pawn off as as pilsener. Refreshing