darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells crisp, malty and sweet. Heavy sweetness with a mild bitter, salty back. Honestly, I think the sweetness is a little overpowering and needs to be tempered some.Tastes a little metallic too, unfortunately. Light texture, carbonation is fizzy like soda pop and the overall body is a little thin. Itís not bad, but thereís nothing special here.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle... Poured clear, golden/amber with a moderate head that dissipate immediately. Aroma was a bit skunky with some faint honey and cracker malt tones. Some hop bitterness, cheezy tones, cracker malt all the way like wheat thins or something.
tomciccateri (938) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in San Diego at Brianís 24.. clean, reasonable malt flavor, supporting hops. Not too bad.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Can at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010 As Black Star Lager
Floral aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate hoppy and floral with a hint of dryness in a fruity malt finish.
DuffMan (5778) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, brought to me by my neighbor, thanks Kenton! Golden pour, brief white crown. Aroma of metal and grains, mostly metal. Grainy and lightly toasty, with a kiss of grassy hops in the finish. Thankfully no metal in the flavour. Average, really.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark golden color/ fizzy white head. Celery, salty, pale malt aromas. light bodied with average co2. Faint grainy pale malt, salt, honey biscuit flavors are lightly sweet.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2011
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden color isnít bad, but itís virtually headless. Texture is smooth up front, fluffy and carbed in the middle, and sticky and cloying in the finish. Most noticeable flavors are corn, cereal, paper and candy corn. The words "double hopped" on the label sold me, but itís completely misleading because the hop flavors and aromas are almost nonexistent. If this is a double-hopped beer, Iíd hate to see their single-hopped version. Overall, itís somewhat drinkable, but itís entirely unexciting.
Reid (1717) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6 pack from North Salem,Fred Meyer. $6.49
This brings back memmorys from the late 1990s when this was considered a craft beer.
Typical lager looks golden with a nice thick off white head.
Again typical "macro" lager aromas..wet carboard, cereal and a touch of floral hops
Taste is somewhat similar to the aromas..a sweeter lager than the usual swill though and no real bad after tastes.
Nice enough on the palate.
Overall a clean drinkable yet simple lager. Not that bad really.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden yellow with a champagne like head. Mild hop aroma very frsh smooth easy drinking beer. I like it.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
11-Sep-10 (12-oz bottle, Best by 04-Oct-10: Sample bottle from sales rep) The nose offers somewhat sweet, caramely and grainy malt balanced by aromas of grassy hops, musty books, and modest cheesiness. The moderately sweet malt base is mostly caramely in flavor, but also shows some graininess and corn. Their special double-hopping process doesnít result in a fresh tasting hoppiness, just a modest flavor of grassy hops with very gentle bitterness. The beer is medium-minus in weight and has medium-high carbonation and a reasonably dry finish. In the glass, it has a rich, golden color with perfect clarity, and the whitish head rises to almost an inch before settling rapidly to a layer of dispersed dust. Overall, itís pleasant enough that I can drink the entire bottle, but is still wanting in quality.