17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2010 Bottle. Pours a clear glowing straw golden with a lovely tall foamy sudsy sticky white head with great lacing. Aroma is lightly grassy, light metallic hoppiness, medium tart malty sweetness. Flavor follows, medium/light metallic bitter hoppiness but a semi-tart fruity sweet malt profile, a bit gritty, touch of toastiness towards the finish with the bitterness, not entirely clean. Medium/light bodied with larger carbonation that feels a bit flabby. I canít tell whether I like the aroma or flavor better, each are close to 7ís but not quite there. Nice beer.
CheersMate (1305) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up a sixer of this at the Milwaukee Public Market. Glad to have found this, considering it was completely unexpected. Anways, 12 oz. bottle provides a beer that has a nice, and slightly hazy golden yellow body. The head is quite foamy and lasts for quite some time. There are subtle differences that sets this apart as a pale lager. Touches of light fruit and honey are hitting my nose. Itís not very pugnent, but Iím happy it doesnít happy that caustic grassy and/or skunky bite. When I say light fruits I believe Iím smelling touches of mango. Flavor follows the aroma almost perfectly, that is - touches of fruit (mentioned earlier) and some light honey, and sugar. This is a fine brew, and as long as they stay in the "Pale Lager" category, I can see this as being the best pale lager.
nuplastikk (4304) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at OF. Thinnish orange-tan color. Minimal patchy head. Minimal inoffensive aroma. Sweet, with a soapy bitter hop balance. Underwhelming and sub par all the way. Relatively clean and smooth at best. Session beer..maybe.
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Rogueone at my refrigerator reduction tasting on 8/15/09. Pours semi-cloudy gold with a thin white head. Malty aroma with some crisp hop. Creamy malt flavor with a crisp hop finish. Not terribly complex, but hell, itís a lager. All things considered, it had more flavor than expected and was nicely balanced.
rhinobrau (17) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not sure if Iím drinking the same beer as some of these guys. Pours with a deep gold color but with little head retention. Itís unfiltered and lacks the crisp clarity of most lagers. The aroma is on the weak side with a little malt and some water mineral character. Starts with a nice malt burst but is quickly overpowered by a dry astringency that leaves me wanting something else. Seems like another contract-brewed marketing gimmick. I wonít be buying this again.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft,light malt and grain aroma,much fresher,cleaner then you usually experience in these lagers,straight light grain and maybe a kiss of peach afterglow a quick hit of hop and then an enjoyable fadeout. Flawless,but strictly an accomedation beer,if the price is right,would make an excellent picnic beer
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pale copper with a dense creamy white head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is corn, light fruit, citrus and yeast. Flavor is more hoppy than a typical pale lager, very floral and lemony. Malt is present but only to balance the brew. Medium bodied, dry finish. Not a bad beer.
jork33 (11) - USA - MAY 26, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 A lot of people mention a citrus aroma or hint of citrus flavoring. No fruits are listed in the ingredients, but there is a clean, crisp element which some might attribute to citrus.
This is the only beer my mom will drink, full-flavored with a complete lack of heavy, bitter after-taste. In a city run by Miller Lite, this is a great surprise favorite to every party-goer I present it to.
Recently tried it on-tap at BW3ís Oak Creek- even better than out of the bottle!
raginghophead (12) - USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a 23 oz. pour at Buffalo Wild Wings in Milwaukee. Pours a nice cloudy blonde/amber. For a pale lager it has serious body with a nice hoppy, almost dry finish. A fruity lager that also has a complex malt flavor.
jbuzz (748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some what hoppy and crisp. The name of "blonde" is misleadingI didnít expect the flavor i got. amber color with a decent head