Strykzone (5896) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle I picked up at the brewpub. It pours a copper gold with a decent off white head that never completely fades. A nice nose of fruit and grain with a hint of spice. The flavor also offers grain and that light spice. It is fairly well hopped and they compliment the soft clean malt. Some yeast and cereal. This was a nice lager.
HighlanderOne (1101) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of dry malt, fruit and gas. Golden color with thin white head. Malt, yeast and hops in flavor. Dry with the right amount of carbonation. A refreshing lager on this hot summer day.
nelsonbrews (16) - charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good lager, however - it left a bit of a bitter tang. I added a lemon and it was awesome!
bhensonb (12947) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours hazy orangey gold with a two finger off-white head. Aroma is herby/grassy. Med body. Flavor is bready with some spicey/grassy hop. Drinks fairly nicely.
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a very thin, fast-dying white head and a few bubbles rising from the bottom. Aroma of light malt, metal, apples and a touch of hay and grass. Light-bodied; Mild malty flavour with some subdued hoppiness, a touch of a herbal and grassy note with a good mellow, yet somewhat complex finish. Aftertaste is very nice - no harsh flavours, no off-tastes, just a smooth maltiness, a good hop bitterness and a dry earthy and herbal characteristic. Overall, a good lager for sure and worth trying to find for the summer and for those ’lighter’ occasions. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from the Opera House Gourmet in Manassas, Virginia on 12-March-2011 with a best by date of 04/2011, sampled at home in Washington on 26-April-2011.
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with an average, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grainy, meal, cereal), light hops (spicy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of corn. Flavor is heavy malt (grainy, meal, cereal), light hops (spicy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of corn. A very clean lager. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation with a dry and biting finish.
Velkyal (317) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich golden with a frothy white head. The nose is loaded with noble spice and grass notes. Taste is mostly grains and a gentle bready sweetness and a good walloping hop bite. Medium bodied and a long dry finish. One of the best lagers in Virginia.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a pint glass.
4.0 A: Pours a clear golden yellow color. Two fingers of frothy head. The first finger dies very quickly, but the last one has decent retention. Just a touch of spotty lacing.
4.0 S: Earthy spiciness and grassy hops. Somewhat sweet neutral malt aroma. Not bad.
3.0 T: Soft bitterness. Grassy and earthy hops again. There’s definitely some corny DMS going on here.
3.5 M: Light body. Carbonation is a little higher than I’d prefer. Would be smooth, but has corny aftertaste.
3.0 D: Not terrible, but definitely much better lawnmower beers out there.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-22-2010 04:00:42
deyholla (8863) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Dan. Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had a bit of a musty lager yeast note with a bit of sweet backing grains. Flavor had a combination of grass and sweet malts with a bit of a mustiness in the finish/aftertaste.
ZR2Blazer (87) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Straw golden pour, very slight malt aroma, 1f head with vigorous pour. Slight spices in taste, easy finish - sweet and slightly malty. Good for the style.