thornecb (4881) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep gold into a shaker. Bright white head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet caramel aromas. Medium-bodied with sweet caramel, resin and a sweet hot pine finish.
WabashMan (1020) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a orange tinged, dark gold, with a thin, off white head. Nose is the one real weakness of the brew. Has the notable aroma of an Eastern European pils, but not strong enough to really be a highlight of the beer. Flavors are the creamy, bready notes of a pils, though a bit richer and more heavily featuring alcohol as a central flavor.
ilovedarkbeer (2479) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours fairly clear golden color with a small bubbly white head. Notes of caramel, manilla envelope, lemons, and bread. Good quaffer alcohol well hidden.
DrnkMcDermott (2914) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. $3 at Binny’s in January. The pour is deceptively like any other pale lager: yellow fizz under a puffy head. But the yellow is a little deeper, and the bubbles have a little more trouble getting up the glass. A nice malty smell that does not betray any alcohol, and just a little hop. Taste has thick malts, and that’s where the alcohol starts to creep in. Thankfully, though, no alcohol burn, and no adjunct filler to up the amperage. A big puff of foam stays in the glass, daring me to drink around it. I just get some beer bitterness, no distinctive hops. But then, I did let this sit around for several months.
mansquito (4211) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whole Foods Market, DC sixer ($16): For this price, I got to say that this beer was sadly not worth it. Pours a golden color with a quickly disappearing head. Aroma is of grassy and floral hops. Taste is a little sweet and the alcohol is very much noticeable, especially as it warms up. Not the most pleasant beer to drink and I have certainly had better iterations of this style.
islay (1542) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 6-17-11. Fruity, floral aroma features lemon and grapefruit scents. Continental hops noticeable in the nose, but it’s not as hoppy as I had hoped. Pours an effervescent, hazy brass with a small to moderate amount of off-white head. Produces sporadic lacing. Salty, “beery,” creamy taste features yellow plum and condensed milk flavors. Dry finish and aftertaste. Medium body. Lively in the likable palate. Breckenridge Regal Double Pilsner is decent but forgettable and disappointing.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow pour with a white frothy top. Dry hopped, clean aroma with a similar flavor profile. Sweet alcohol flavor lingers making it sticky after the smooth finish.
Butters (3968) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow pour with ring of white head. Grainy and sweet, somewhat bitter tail. Nothing special, but coolass lithographed bottle.
Nickls (2003) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Clearer golden hue with a fluffy white head. Malty, crackery, but also some bold hoppiness in the aroma thats a bit citrus and grassy. Flavor is also quite bitter with mineral and grass flavors dominating. Medium to thinner body with vibrant carbonation.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. The pour is a clear gold with a fizzy white head. No head formation really and no retention/lace. Nose is muted: fruity hops and sweet orange perhaps. Taste is citrus hop heavy, orange peel, lemon with mild astringent bitterness. Melons and fruit dominate on a profile that is very IPA like. Palate is full, heavy, bitter, mild buttery biscuit (no diacetyl though)...oily even in the mouthfeel. Pretty intense alcohol presence is slightly masked by the citrus hops. In short, an IPA made with lager yeast. Pilsner gives impressions of grass, sharpness, refreshing spice and Saaz hops. This is not pilsner.