Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle. Rating #12. Very pale yellow pour with a thin white head. Bready aroma and not much else. Light sweetness, pretzel dough and pale malt, interesting, but a little too light for my tastes. (1299)
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A super light session beer in a bomber? Thatís sure to raise the hackles of the barrel aged crowd. This is as advertised. Straightforward and very light. Almost to the point of too much watery texture at the end. Could be a touch crisper too but beyond those niggly points, this is a refreshing beer with mild sweetness and a nice amount of carbonation. The hazy super light yellow color is a trip too.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Powered pale yellow with thin white head. Little lacing. Lekker aroma of new grass and malt. Light flavour, malt and a bit of spice. Medium finish some hoppiness. Light body. Good after a long day.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. Bottle: Faint aroma of corn, grain, malt, lager yeast, and noble hops. Poured yellow/gold in color with a tiny white head that barely lasted around the edges only. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of corn, malt, slight lager yeast, and slight noble hops. Light to medium body. Average texture. Slightly sweet, slightly bitter, corn, malt, and noble hop finish.
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This one was not good, and for a kettle series, Iíd like to see a beer that isnít phoned in. Pours pale gold with 2-finger white head. Not much in the nose or taste, slightly better than Bud or Coors, but this beer isnít worth pissing on if it was on fire (although drinking it will cost you 2 piss breaks due to the volume and wateryness).
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thoroughly enjoyed this. I guess I was the only one. It is a pale lager, that does not mean it is bad. Probably the best pale lager Iíve ever had. Nose is that of light grainy malt, cereal, grass, and a hint of lemon. Pours very pale golden with not much head. The flavor has hints of light grain, cereal, a touch of sourdough bread, and light grassy crispness in the finish. Light bodied, super sessionable, very enjoyable. I wish I had more.
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another beer enjoyed with Strykzone via Facebook chat. This poured a clear light gold, with a small white head and light lacing. Nose is mild with some grass, grain, and flowers. The body is light however the mouthfeel is smooth. The flavor is simple and grains and grass. At the very end of the finish some bitterness shows itself. This is good for the style, and with the low ABV would indeed be a good beer for a warm summer day. I drank this a little on the warm side (about 45 degrees F) and it might be a little better a few degrees colder but I probably got more of the aroma and flavors at this temperature.
boFNjackson (4110) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Poured pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is off-pungent, yeasty and musky. Thin body. Honey, light sweetness, cracker malty, lemon, and dry finish.
Strykzone (4831) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Hayduke who I enjoyed with via Facebook chat. This might be my favorite Pale Lager. There are the typical drawbacks of the style such as pale straw color and thin feel. There is also some nice flavor. I get lemon pudding, grain, and grass. That low ABV is a huge plus and it gets extra credit for it. Appropriately named. With this beer a session could last all weekend.
Reid (1860) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2014 22 oz bomber.
Slight aroma of bread, light whiffs of cheese for some reason.
Ugly looking beer..insipid pee colour..least the small white head hangs around.
Taste papery, bread, some lemongrass. Really very little to it
Macro-lager palate to it..average.
Overall pretty bad stuff here.í
Get a 40 of MHL or PBR save you money.
Ok rating the recent canned version.
Pours a nice bright golden yellow with a very nice sized thick and bubbly white head.
Aroma of cream corn and lemon peel.
Smooth semi sweet lager taste..some hops in the finish.
Good summery mouthfeel.
Changed my mind about this one..a good low alc lager for the summer and dirt cheap nowadays.