jcr (2112) - 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 (3203) - Petaluma, 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.
tomthompson89 (1862) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
really great Lager. had at the ecentric cafe. hoppy dry hopped nose, some biscuity malts kinda bready but the higher hopping makes it really refreshing
Tripplebrew (765) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear lemon yellow with white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is grapefruit and nutty undertones. Earthy spruce notes. Flavor is a lot of grapefruit with bitter spruce to offset the citrus bite from the grapefruit. Definitely notes of alcohol come across on the palate. Body is light with active carbonation.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle courtesy of rayl101, thank you so much! this is indeed a special lager, very good stuff. pours very crisp and clear light gold with a small white spongey head. the aroma is very crisp with a good bit of piny notes and some slightwer floral as well. the flavor is just gret, with a great progression on the palate. the adjunsts and hops play very nicely off each other here. its got a moderately oily mouthfeel, but is still very light, crisp and refreshing. the hops surge up in the aftertaste beautifully here. really enjoyed this one.
Dogbrick (7095) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Fourth Street Bar & Grill during the Bells Tap Takeover on 10/12/2011: Pours a clear golden color with a medium lasting white head. Short strings of lace. Aroma of biscuity malt and hops. Medium, crisp body with flavors of grainy malt, herbal hops and citrus. The finish is fruity at first and leaves a grassy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft... bright dark clear straw, nice white head, nice looking beer... this is how all lagers should be, crisp, flavorful, with some great hops to add flavor, super easy to drink, worth trying
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the Bell’s tap takeover at 4th Street Patio on 10/12/11. Clear yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, grainy malt and lager yeast. Piney and grapefruity flavor with some maltiness before a bright and crisp hoppy finish. Pretty solid for a lighter-bodied lager.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample at GABF on 10/1/11. lt golden pour with a small white head. nice bitter nose. medium body loaded with hops - easy drinking with tons of flavor. dry bitter finish with citrus notes.
queenholly (2566) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Eccentric Cafe. Grapefruit hops, white grape, apple aroma. Yellow with a small white head and some decent lacing. Bready malt, apple, and bitter hops flavor. Medium body.