jckp64 (347) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the GTMW. Pours pale amber with a finger thick white head. Aroma is lager malts, piney and earth. Flavor is much the same as the aroma. I could drink this beer all day. Light bodied and medium carbonation. Has a dry finish.
aasher (102) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer was featured at the "12 Bellís of Christmas" at Chatham Tap in Fishers, IN in early December. First off, I have to start this off with wow. It pours a BMC like dark straw yellow with no head at all. It look no different than a Bud or Millter Lite. This deception leads to a greater finish. It smells great. It has this Gumballhead mixed with IPA aroma to it. It is very piny, floral, has hoppy bitterness to go with subtle sweetness. The flavor mirrors this. It has the flavor of Gumballhead mixed with an IPA to feature a perfect mix of the two. This is by far the best lager Iíve ever had. It drinks very light and smooth. The content is very deceptive. It drinks so light and has exceptional flavor that this beer can creep up on you. It is excellent, absolutely phenomenal. Wow. Itís disappointing that this may have been my only time to drink it. What a beer
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stub and Herbís Bellís Fermented Eclipse Event. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a pale shade of yellow with a bit of haze. Several finger white head and a bit of lacing. Nose consists primarily of a really nice earthy pine scent with a bit of a floral aspect to it as well. Taste isnít quite as heavy on the pine, and adds in a bit of mild bready flavors. Mouthfeel is nice and dry with the spice. Although a bit heavy and unique in the flavor to be too drinkable, this was quite good.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-14-2010
Pailhead (3859) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2011 On tap: The aroma consists of light-moderate pine and grapefruit with a hint of honey. It pours a bright transparent gold with a small white head that leaves behind spotty lacing. The flavor starts with a very quick dose of light honey sweetness. The finish is moderately hoppy with pine, grapefruit, and floral notes. Overall itís probably one of the hoppiest lagers Iíve had in quite some time. Very tastey and sessionable. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I drank a ton of this stuff during the RBSG. Pale straw coloured pour. The nose is fresh and spicy. Very dry, crackery malt base. A nice minerality and a great combination of noble and fruity American hops. Lightly minerally. Bright, clean, zesty and hoppy. Lemon peel/lemon verbena. Awesome stuff.
wmubronco1992 (518) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Eccentric Cafe. Poured a light golden. Medium white head. Good lacing. Hoppy aroma as it warmed up. Bitter hoppiness similar to what Iíd expect in a pale ale. Very crisp and clean finish. Nothing that really jumps out at you on this one. Overall very solid. Nice sessionable beer.
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I donít remember writing this, but do remember trying to drink myself to death with beer. From my notes: "Super hoppy, super dry, beautifully clean lager yeast and crispy/snappy malts... This beer is a pimp!" And we all know pimpiní ainít easy. The scores for this beer are criminally low.
bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a dense medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, citrus, mango, grass, pine, and florals. Flavor of grass, mango, florals, earth, and honey with a dry, bitter finish.
zdk (1758) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap @ HopCat for RBSGí10 - sweet crackery malts, very pale yellow pour. Tasty with some nice spice and caramel.
holdenn (2023) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ hopcat Clear yellow with a white head. Light lager sweet malts clean nose. Thin smooth body. Pale malt flavors with a dry light bitter finish. Really dry finish touch of herbal hops. Crisp and super drinkable. Nice but didnít need that alcohol 7/4/8/3/15