beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - SEP 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewer. Dark golden pour with a thin off white top. Scent is almost none, some grain. Taste is malty, caramel and sweet.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at BCBB, Durham. Had this one the day it was tapped, I think, and perhaps it just needed time to come into its own. Whatever the reason, I was very underwhelmed. Cloudy, flattish deep gold pour. Nose is redolent of wet grains and musty leaf. Body on the thin side, and flavors were anything but those I associate with Hallertaus. Murky overall, which is exactly what I don’t want from this style. Will try again, though.
freekyp (1908) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a gorgeous red--tinged brown with a rocky off-white head. Caramel and toast notes are thick in the aroma and flavor. A coppery metallic noble twinge is very present. Round mouthfeel with a balanced clean and malty finish.
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Clear, dark golden color. Muted nose of toast, flavors are a nice, subtle combination of caramel and sourdough with a sweet finish with a little hops to clean the palate. Simple, well made and easy to drink without being watery.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Brewery. Pours slightly darker golden than most lagers. Taste is grainy and sweet and corny; not as crisp or hoppy as I’d like. My least favorite so far.
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean golden pour with one finger of off white head. Malty sweet nose, dextrinous with bready notes. Rich and bready, very clean. Great malt character.
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Brewery. Bright orange amber with small white head. Toasted malt, honey, light hop nose. Easy drinking and a not a bad tasting lager. Surprised how much I enjoyed this.