brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid cereal grain aroma,like you get in the better German beers,great robust head, that lucious grainyness comes through in the flavor,a touch of the hopping also grain like in finish,flavor doesnt linger long ,which is probaly why Tim refers to this a s "small beer",but its one of those great alternatives you can break your friends in with that are tenatively looking to leave their BMC fixation. Actually left great lacing in my Sam Adams tasting glass. Has the fuller body of an ale,but the great grain flavors and crispness of a lager. Would be a great session brew or a great after the softball game beer
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade with esjayee. Pours a clear straw colored brew with a thick and rocky off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Fluffy beer! Aroma of multi-golden grain malt, spicy/noble and grassy hops, a hint of dry herbs and tea. Taste is light to medium bodied, flavors of mostly grassy hops, golden grain malt and some light fruit. Finish is semi-dry, some extra carbonation, a lingering spicy hop aftertaste that slowly disappears. Definitely this beer must be served and drink fresh.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden straw yellow with a quickly fading large white head. Aroma of sweet malt, honey, light caramel and grains. Taste of malt and mild noble hops, light fruit and a touch of skunkiness. Light bitter, not a huge fan of the style or the beer.