TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can, best by 9/5/16: Hazy yellow. Quick and sloppy white foam forms a wispy halo. Soapy aroma, with notes of doughy yeast, lemon, DMS, wet paper, wax, applesauce. Graceless carbonation. Initially sweet with a lemon candy hoppiness trailed by relatively weighty maltiness which worsens as it takes on a white bread and wet paper dimension. Poor definition and minimal vividness to the excessively starchy grain. Quite soapy and muddled as well, with doughy yeast and DMS adding to the messy assortment of flavors. A waxiness akin to candy corn finds its way into the mix. Ongoing soapiness clashes with old grass clippings in the wet finish, which is further plagued by applesauce and Red Delicious apples. My first question is: where’s the snappiness? If this is lagered, it’s hard to tell. It’s just a fuzzy and underattenuated mess of DMS and starchy malt. A very defective, misguided and unpleasant brew. Another lackluster offering from this brewery.
Bulk_Carrier (3630) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a nice looking clear yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated fairly quickly. Thin messy lacing shows some light rings of lacing. Carbonation could be seen rising at a moderate pace.
The smell started off with some sweet citrus hops, then some grassy hops slide in underneath and then combine with a light biscuity maltiness.
The taste was basically the same with a light wet citrus to grassy to biscuity aftertaste. Smooth sweet, semi-crisp finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a mighty fine sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Light pilsener - like stickiness slides across my tongue.
Overall, this was a pretty good semi-hoppy pilsener. At least for me, I’d have again. And would love to have with some brats, bring on Suummer!
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light golden color with a small white head. The aroma is similar to iced tea. A nice smooth taste.
oh6gdx (25141) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can (thanks TBone). Yellowish golden colour, small white head. Aroma is grainy, herbal, some mild rubbery and chunkiness. Flavour is fruity, wooden, herbal grassy and quite pleasant. Very drinkable and fresh.
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 22, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2016 Can 355ml (from Florida). A bit hazy yellow color, small white head. Fruity, a bit grainy aroma. Light-bodied to medium-bodied. Grainy, a bit buttery flavor. Grassy and very herbal hoppyness. Certainly tastes like a pale lager.
edgallow (3609) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz can pours golden with a white head. aroma of floral, caramel and grass. Taste is citrus, grain, grass and a hint of fruit
Hiledd (75) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grassy and floral aroma, slight hazy yellow color, medium body with crisp bubbles, lemon, grapefruit, and pine flavor great summer beer
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allmyvinyl (9319) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can at Craigs 2016 alldayer. Pours clear pale yellow with a thin white head. Aromas of corn and green beans. Taste is thin, watery finish.
Stuu666 (10271) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at craig’s. Pours pale golden, nose is floral, light fruit, taste is sweet, dry, fruity.
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can at home ... light golden yellow ... small white head .. soft sherbert lemon fruit nose .. sharp hay ... soft zezty fruit ... floral fruit .. ligth lemon .. light hay