mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Mellow - strong hoppy aroma for a lager with a basic straw yellow pour, balanced and smooth taste with a mildly warming mouthfeel.
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SpringsLicker (3455) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy lemon yellow with a fluffy white head.
Very light flowery/spicy hop aroma.
The flavor is lightly bitter that lasts through a nice dry finish.
Crisp and refreshing.
Msdrbeat (466) - East Lansing, USA - SEP 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Pale yellow with white head. Malty sweet aroma. Easy to drink and enjoyable.
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Panzuriel (1952) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Mostly clear pale golden. Finger of larger white bubbles.
Nose: light pine hops. Sweet malt. Bits of grass
Taste: Light clean crisp. Light hops. Lighter malt. Very hop forward for a lager
Body: Lighter with soft carbonation
Parting thoughts: a very nice lager. Probably the best I’ve ever had.
rosenbergh (10367) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Packaged on 06/23/16. (Siciliano’s) Grand Rapids, MI.
Clear pale yellow color with a small white head.
Grassy and candy hops, sweetness, some bitterness... well, not that much... and strawy maltiness in the aroma.
Grassy hops, moderate bitterness, some candy sweetness, dryness, straw and malt in the flavor. I was trying to drink this at the Bell’s Eccentric Cafe yesterday but they were run out...
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where and how: Tasting VB (can)
Aroma: resinous, lovely nose, mosaic ? hops. Mild touch of candy. Aroma solid example of new wave pilsners.
Top: presentable, medium sized, white with solid lace with rings on glass walls.
Base: pale golden
Palate : soft, medium bodied, average length.
Taste: sadly it was tad too sweet, slightly chewy mid, Nice hop character, thankfully not overdone.
BierMeHoos (576) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 12 ounce can.
Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow body, white head, lots of lacing.
Aroma: Mild sour grain, hop resin and pine goodness.
Taste: Pine, and grapefruit, pith and a strong bitter finish.
Palate: Light body, strong drying.
Overall: Clean and crisp, bright hop notes, and refreshing.
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice and crisp lager. Had nice floral hops over a strong malt backbone. Lots of character for a lager without straying too far from the style. Good stuff.
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours clear gold with a white head. Light floral hop bitterness, a clean malty base, and some lingering saaz hops. Solid; very drinkable.
ozzy70 (775) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 9, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can. Poured clear golden, foamy white head. Aroma was floral, pine, grass. Taste was light bitter, hops.
ClarkVV (5787) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned 6/16/16, drunk 8/31/16.
Good clarity (high) with nothing left behind in the can...interesting. Must be low-level filtration, because this definitely doesn’t taste heavily filtered. Straw-blonde body has golden tints and a large, well-retained, white head.
Again, the first thing I get, is Bells house character. Must be the water...since this is obviously not their house ale yeast. Pepper and herbs, with bits of sourdough-like maltiness and white grape abound. American hopping isn’t overdone, and actually mimics the noble hops pretty well, if rather much more intensely (nectarine, lemon, orange, light pine). Everything is quite rich and intense, but it’s fairly well balanced but for a bit of excess pine/sourdough. Clean, for sure.
Very malty in the mouth, with strong honey and moderate sourdough-like toastiness. Big pepper and dried herb notes slowly give way to lemon, orange rind, white grape and light pine, but are in turned checked, slightly, by more sticky, moderately sweet malts on the finish. Soft, malty, almost sticky texture with ample, engaging carbonation. Could see this being a bit of a trainwreck fresh, as even after 2+ months, it’s still VERY assertive and has a bit more pine and sourdough than I want.