Ibrew2or3 (5761) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of dcschiller at the Black Friday Tasting. It pours up clear gold with thin white head. The aroma is sweet with malts and some creamed corn as well as floral and spicy yeast notes. The taste is smooth spicy hop infused yeastiness followed by some floral and corn like notes. This is a smooth easy drinking brew with pleasing spicy hops where the floral hops and sugary malt sweetness don’t get in the way for my taste.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, number 135/313, many thanks to Ken for bringing this one. Clear gold with excellent condition. Excellent hops throughout. Mouthfeel maybe a touch soft but otherwise top of the class.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Chriso New Year 2011/12 tasting. pale gold clear lasting white head. Cats pee hop aroma. Hoppy creamy some noble hop some tropical fruit. Exquisite in mouth. Good hops fresh as hell. Just pretty much a drinkable as hell beer. Mouthfeel is outstanding. Beer of the day so far
redlight (2289) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at redlight redlight. Honey malts and citrus hops on the nose. pour clear yellow gold with a thin white head. Light and citrusy hop notes upfront with honey malts following then a kick of earthy bitterness. The beer finishes with some bitter pine notes. Man this is a quaffer!
craftycarl21 (2025) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Churchkey. Hazy yellow pour with a bubbly head. Nose holds HUGE mango, pineapple, guava, orange, and banana; just insanely tropical aroma. The flavor brings more straight grass bitterness, some dank herbal and crisp floral notes, and a touch of pink grapefruit. Incredibly crisp palate. If this were 10 bucks a six pack I could drink this stuff all summer long.
tastybeer (1313) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours blonde with a white head, nice retention/lacing. Aroma of citrus/floral hops, fresh bread, lager yeast. Taste is citrus hops, bread, yeast. Palate is light, soft, with a crisp bitter finish. What all lagers should aspire to be.
oteyj (2114) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear yellow pour with a nice white head. Epic fruit floral notes with citrus and nectar lead to clean malt toastiness and rose water. Amazing.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden straw color with a tall white head. A touch of adjunct on the nose along with plenty of bread and biscuit malt. Some floral hops and a bit of lager yeast. The flavor is lightly sweet with some biscuit and bready malt. Faint bitterness and floral hop flavors.
jcr (1946) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rich Os. Clear, light gold body with a frothy, white head, slowly diminishing. Malty aroma with hints of spice and pepper. Notes of fresh, raw hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Flavorful beer for a premium lager — leafy hops with a clean, malt backbone. But then this is a 6.5% beer and above the guideline for a premium lager, strictly speaking. If Bells could make something this flavorful in a sessionable 4% beer ...
kmweaver (3143) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle, #183 of 313, courtesy of wavers. Thanks, buddy! Pours a bright, medium-golden color with a thin, fine-bubbled head. Mineral and spicy hop character; a solid, zesty hoppiness. Crisp, spicy and mineral lager with a firm core bitterness; delicious stuff. Lasting mineral bitterness; nicely dry.