Frank (2865) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I am not sure Iíd pin this as a lager based on taste. It is not clean at all--not that that is necessarily a bad thing. It is very murky orange in color, pretty ugly, though it does have a nice head. It smells of sweet oranges, grass clippings and mildly oxidized malt. It is creamy but heavy on the palate w/ mild carbonation. The taste doesnít really bring out any complexities from the aroma, it is just simply sweet w/ some earthy bitterness in the finish and, again, some oxidized malt character. I guess I would call this an APA when all is said and done but itís not a very good one.
dlbeer (779) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper pour with white head. Smells of malt and bread. Tastes of the same. Below average beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours a darker yellow color with a bit of white head. Light bready aroma. Taste is of biscuit, light caramel and crackers. Crisp and light grassy hops come forward in the finish. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Despite the RateBeer classification, this is not a pale lager. Pretty good.
ryanfolty (1846) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
March 6, 2014 - bottle at Iron Horse. Clear copper pour with some head and minimal lacing. Aroma and taste of light citrus, grain and malt. Very mild bitter finish.
Slipstream (2024) - USA - FEB 12, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This is a top 1% pale lager? Woo boy. The light brown pour is not too pretty but the label is cool, and the best thing about it. A Sprecher release, but the label calls it the Buffalo Water Beer Company - is this a bogus brand? There is plenty of corn sugar and yeast in the flavor - blah. The body is fairly thin. The aroma is mostly yeast with a dash of flowers. This stuff is not a blonde ale, despite its name. I didnít like it at all! I would take squirrel water or donkey water over this buffalo piss.
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 Hazy Amber Color, Huge Bubbly Head, Lots Of Lacing. Dull Aroma of Malt and Dough. Taste of Malt, Dough, Butter, Light Bitter Hop Finish. Over Carbonated, Medium Body. Seems to be Slightly Past its Prime. Whole Experience is like a roller coaster. Buy it open minded, check where it is made and expectations are down, check the ratings and hopes are up. After Tasting it, once again down since this beer is disappointing. Overrated no question about it. Mediocre, Average at best... Pass It...
Scipio (700) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy golden with a medium, short lasting, white head. The aroma contains floral hops, yeast, cereal, and some light fruity lemon. Taste brings out a good deal of lemon tartness that balances with yeast and cereal. Its pretty straight forward with this one. Not much else. Lingering aftertaste of lemon. The body is light, with a thin, slightly sticky texture, soft sudsy carbonation. I find this one pretty boring.
madvike (2729) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the Old Fashioned - Pours clear golden just as youíd expect, with a foamy white head. Nose is corn and grain, with subtle herbal hops. Taste is the same--grainy with a little bitter bite on the finish. Typical over-carbonated mouthfeel. Donít really get the high reviews on this one. Itís decent for a pale lager, but itís still just a pale lager.
lagermeister (13) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Foamy white and lacey head. Malty aroma. Sweet malt beginning. Finishes with a mildly bitter hop. Very nice for a lager.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale gold with a nice sized white head. Nose is mostly hops;some cereal grain. Creamy on the palate, it has a pilsner taste but milder, not as bitter, as most of the mass produced pilsners. A refreshing beer but not top tier. Pairs well with many deli sandwiches and of course buffalo wings.