cgarvieuk (12237) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Detroit airport pre DLD trip... light yellow big foam head ... dry light lager hop ... light grassyness .. bit blah.
argo0 (11079) - 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.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Name: Lager of the Lakes
Appearance: pale gold, fine white head with frothy edges,
Aroma: sweet corn and cereal aroma,
Flavor: sweet grain flavor, light floral hops, touch of bitterness for balance,
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 6/20
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours a thin retaining creamy white head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet grain/malt, funky, grass. Taste is right in line with aroma and caramel, light spicy-(halletaur and saaz?) hops. [Alright, their description only says Saaz] Light medium body. Good sessionable beer. OK carbonation.
Travlr (9838) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is what it is. A pretty decent lager, but not too exciting. Keg was new, so very lively. Malts, pepper, bitter start to finish. Clean, crisp and simple.
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as "Lager of the Lakes" from Vintage Cellar. Brassy gold color with a slight white head. Aroma is rather bready, and I don’t get hop. Thin to medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is bitter over some light pale malt. Somewhat grassy bitter with a little spice in the end. Good lager.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub Cafe. Poured clear amber with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet malt and sour citrus aroma. Medium body with lively carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: The pour is a clear straw color with a short lived white head that’s about a finger and a half tall.
S: Lots of toasted, almost burnt, grain and malt. Definitely some corn aroma, maybe a bit of grass and straw. Maybe a little bit of bread in there, too.
T: Surprisingly bitter with a fair amount of pine, maybe a little bit of skunk. Corn, which provides some sweetness, and there’s a definite grainy character to it as well. Pretty simple flavor profile here.
M: The body is light to medium with a moderate carbonation and a lingering bitterness and/or astringency.
D: A pretty rare miss from Bells, at least in terms of their regular lineup.
BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear, pale gold with a small, fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is lightly sweet Pils malt, grainy with low DMS notes. Slightly spicy hops. Flavor is medium sweet malt with a good balance of spicy hops. Light bodied, medium carbonation.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft… RBSG 2010… Clear yellow lager with a small, creamy, white head. Apparently, my sniffer isn’t smelling much on this night at HopCat, but I am able to barely pull some peppery hops and pale malt mash from my glass. Light-bodied and coarse with jazzy carbonation. The flavor leans toward the bitter side of balance. Not a lot to it – pale and pilsner malts and Czech hops and not much else. Crisp, refreshing, mildly bitter finish. Not up to snuff, even for a style I don’t tend to find very appealing.