superspak (3167) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 8/87/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, toasted bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. A bit too fruity/estery in the nose, but not overwhelming. Taste of lemon, cracker, toasted bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes noticed in the flavor. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth crisp, and lightly sticky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice Dortmunder lager style. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
sawbuck (405) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet corn/grains on the nose. Thin golden yellow in color. Sweetness up front is full. Nice peppery finish on the back end. Nice balance and malty mouthfeel is delightful.
mikem409 (1777) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Color is crisp bubbly yellow with soft white head. Aroma of cereal and corn. Also some faint hop. Taste is crisp easy drinking. Mild bitter grain finish.
Weevo (65) - Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours gold with small white head. Could drink this all day, but not much of a wow factor.
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Nero55 (829) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pale yellow with large white head. Aroma of pilsner malt and citrus hops with some CO2 burn. Light body, light sweetness, medium hop bitterness. A decent lager.
Obfuscate (230) - Minneapolis, - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really reminds me of a Grolsch on the aroma and the taste, but not as good, pretty crisp and refreshing. I guess I was expecting something a little cleaner. There are better lagers.
ryecatcher (938) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours pale gold, smallish head. Nose is ’lager-y’ and it tastes pretty much like most craft-brewed lagers I’ve had... which is to say boring as fuck. Great brewery, lame style.
malvrich (78) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a chalice
packaged 11/05/14, reviewed 01/07/15
A: clear golden, not cloudy as i expected from Bells usual m.o. and other reviews
S: malty smell with not much hop presence
T: hardly cloying but sweetish in crisp cracker/biscuit toast malt flavor with a pine/herb/earth hop bite. nice balance and very nice tasting
M: light body with crisp but not overdone carbonation. pretty nice finish. pretty dry yet with a bit of herb lingering
O: about what i expected from this. solid overall lager with nice crispness to the flavor to give some noteworthiness. otherwise i prefer others but it is priced nicely at $9/6. Worth trying and maybe worth another purchase. pretty good overall just not outstanding in any way
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (Nov 5, 2014 bottling).
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly/fully diminishing.
Body is light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of DMS, concrete, and egg.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Surprisingly poor. Dirty nose and aftertaste. When even Guinness beats you (albeit only slightly) at a pale lager, that’s probably a big hint to get out of the lager business.
Jayb0 (1080) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, but not outstanding in any way, sort of a let down. Not as crisp as I expected, I guess maybe I was hoping for something slanted slightly more towards pilsener. So, on style but that’s about it.