kidmartinek (2971) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light golden. Nice white head. Light, summery, and floral aroma. Thick, malty, viney flavor. Green sinew or somethimg. Yeah thatís kinda freaky. Too heavy for the snow, thatís for sure, and thr finish sits heavy on the tongue.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a light gold color with a small, white head. The nose has a slight odd green hop note and a little pale malt. The flavor has a peppery bitterness, off metallic notes, some grain, green apple, green pepper, and alcohol. Medium bodied with low carbonation and an odd bitter and vegetal finish. This brew is a bit of mess.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Rating #99. Clear dark gold pour with a white head. Grains and a little sweet on the nose, and a hint of corn. A little metallic up front, sweet grain and mild bitterness. Ok stuff. (2329)
mansquito (2878) - 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.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of pilsner malt and spicy hops. Flavor is malty, pilsner, earthy and spicey hop character with a touch of citrus peel, light sweetness with a balanced bitterness. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, solid brew and pleasant.
ReggieDunlap (2795) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy honey color with a thin white head. Aroma has some sweet straw and grassiness...faint citrus and tea. Flavor follows suit...notable sweetness...mild grassiness. Mouthfeel is light/medium and silky with a slightly hoppy bitter finish.
CanIHave4Beers (2777) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a medium head and some lace. The aroma is fruity and a bit sweet with some nice citrus and grassy hops. The flavor is very fruity and somewhat sweet with some grassy hop character. The beer is very bitter but something happens about mid palate where the flavor just falls off completely... sort of a fleeting flavor which is weird.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours a clear light orange with a thin white head, mellow carbonation, starts and ends bitter, alcohol is present.
Headbanger (2748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 10/15/10 (Binnyís)-50į in Lager glass. Pours a clear medium golden with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, malt, and grains. Taste of hops, citrus, and grass. This medium bodied brew is not bad but for the price($14 a six) there are much better choices. I donít understand with their Small Batch series why they canít produce a more reasonably priced brew. Afterall, there is competition with better product and prices or am I paying for the etched bottles??????
DrnkMcDermott (2718) - 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 Binnyís 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 thatís 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.