GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured fresh from the taps at the brewery, it was golden in color with a thin head. The malt adds a subtle sweetness to it, while the hops are more present in the aroma than the taste. Very light, not super filling, and very drinkable.
mansquito (5109) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the source: pours golden with a white head. Aroma is grainy and corny. Taste is just pretty grainy. Not too hoppy in any sense. Low bitterness and low sweetness. Ok but this is the B league.
altonbrownd (5416) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Renaissance Westchester Hotel. Dark amber body with little to no head. Nose is toasty, wheaty. Taste also of malts, caramel, sweet and molasses. Clean finish.
Jow (3322) - New York, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was unwilling to face zwanze crowds so as consolation I head to store to find new Grimm cans but those weren’t there so I grabbed a bunch of random stuff without looking up cuz baby was crying. So here I am. Hazy copper pour no particular nose to speak of. Tastes of grains, light caramel, cardboard, some malt, light dried fruits. Nothing off putting about it.
trapped (2120) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught @ The Baroness. Clear amber color with largish foamy white head, doughy aroma, low carbonation, yeasty taste, abrupt finish. Not an interesting beer at all!
ChadPolenz (1655) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I think I’m more forgiving than the average beer drinker. I got burned on an old can of Broken Bow Broken Auger Lager a few months ago. I really wanted to give them another chance (mostly because they’re a New York brewery), so I picked up another can recently hoping it was from a fresher batch. Whatever the case may be the beer is nearly as bad as I remember: sour, tangy, no hop character and rather dull mouthfeel. I doubt it’s supposed to taste like this but I’m reviewing it anyway.
I poured a 12oz can into a shaker glass. There was no freshness date and it cost $2.45 ($0.20 per ounce).
Appearance: Dark copper color which would be pretty if it weren’t so hazy. No visible carbonation. Pours to a small, off-white, soapy head which nearly completely dissipates and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Light lactobacillus scent which is reminiscent of a Flanders Red (but shouldn’t be there). A touch of nutty aroma, too.
Taste: I have a feeling when this beer is fresh it’s at least drinkable, maybe even good. I don’t know if this brewery has a problem with their actual brewing and/or their canning process, or if their wholesaler just sits on product and old cans end up on the shelf of my local bottle shop. Whatever the case may be, the two times I’ve drank this beer it’s been clearly infected with lacto and thus makes it impossible to review the palette as its meant to be tasted. I do detect a little nutty character to this palate, maybe even some sweet maltiness often found in amber and Vienna lagers. Unfortunately, the off-flavors are too distracting and grow more cloying as the beer warms. I could actually see this sourness working well if done intentional via barrel-aging, but there’s really no excuse for it in an ordinary canned lager. Amateurs.
Drinkability: For a lager, Broken Bow Broken Auger Lager is surprisingly not crisp. The mouthfeel is noticeably tepid. Thankfully it goes down smooth and leaves a clean aftertaste, but the palette isn’t enjoyable to begin with so it’s moot. The 5% ABV is also moot since I can’t finish it. Avoid.
BrewBoxer (2545) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the taproom brewery. Standard pale lager with a nice simple easy drinkability. Very good
nimbleprop (7202) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can from Shoreline Beverage pours a clear, deep gold with lots of foamy, white head. Nose has quite a bit of corn, both creamed and dried, some dusty notes, a little dried flower petal, some metallic notes, gristy flour. Flavor is cheap malt, some straw, some more corn, dried lemon peel. Crisp finish.
dmac (5385) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz can from yobdoog, t hanks Trevor. Popped open the can to a huge gushing head. Poured 80%/20% huge fluddy fluffy off white head over an orange/amber body. Aroma/flavor of NO. Medicinal ban aid, cellar and must, slightly metallic along with some slight cherry. Ugh I hope this infected and nit the worst brewery Ive had in a long time.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. Pours a clear gold with a moderate white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of malt and lemon. The flavor is malt with a strong lemon presence. No noticeable flavor of lager yeast, which is a plus. Smooth mouthfeel with very mild bitterness at the finish. No problems.