JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at Beachwood BBQ’s Italian Beer Festival. This yellow pour has some maltiness up front and and a dry bitter finish.
swoopjones (5676) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. Deeper yellow/gold pour. Aromas of saaz hops & malts. Taste is consirably hoppier than most pilsners. Not a one dimensional European hop flavor either. Definately some DFH influence here. Solid bitterness. 7.5% is well represented here. Very good Pilsner
allfreej (552) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rustico’s Alexandria. Dark gold pour, nice off-white head. spicy, fruity nose. Odd, hard-candy-like fruitiness up front with a nicely bitter finish. Interesting, but I don’t think I’d drink more than one.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours a cloudy gold, white head with minimal lace. Grassy hoppy nose with hints of bright malts and roasted corn and wild flowers. The flavor has a candy, bubblegum sweetness up front but finishes with a bold bitterness. Well balanced and a pretty tasty beer.
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light golden pour with a frothy white head. Mouthfeel is bizarrely creamy with an almost whipped feel. Olives, lightly bitter hops, lemon rind in the aroma. Flavor is yeasty, with lemon and a bit of bitter hops and light floral flavor. Oily, with a Dry finish. Interesting but pleasant
hopscotch (8914) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft… Mostly clear, light golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The bouquet is of pilsner malt, toffee and sharp, spicy, earthy hops. Full-bodied and a touch oily with busy carbonation. Leans on the bitter side of balance - very nice, sharp hop bite. Finishes bitter and dry.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at Church Key DC 10/22/09: Pours a hazy pale golden with an airy pillowy white head. Has a sweet pale malty nose with some fresh grapefruity grassy hops and a touch of light fruiity floral notes. Starts with good fullness and sweet biscuity pale maltiness with a nice balance of resiny citrusy hops and crisp bitterness before a drier bittersweet finish. Pretty well-balanced and true to style.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Poured crystal clear light gold color with an off-white head. Buttery diacetyl aroma. Grassy and bready malt notes. The flavor was light and full of bitterness to the point of almost being astringent. The mouthfeel was very slippery from the diacetyl. Light-medium bodied. Dry with a very long very big bitterness. Not my cup of tea.
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear, pale golden pour. Minimal, white head. The aroma has notes of hay, toasted grain, honey. Hints of grass, lemon, bread. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, moderate carbonation. The maltiness sticks around through the finish overriding the hop notes, not unexpected in a strong lager. No problem drinking this. Unique with a fine balance.
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear golden colored beer with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of hop bitter with fruits lik citrus and a little spices. The taste is bitte with fresh fruits like citrus some spices and caramel. The aftertaste is long bitter with some sweets.