egajdzis (5335) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, rice, earth, light grass. Taste of the same, the rice was prominent. Uninteresting.
chinchill (1866) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz can. Undated.
Light pale color with a weak head.
Rather ordinary but veering off in the use of citrus -tinged hops.
drsandman (305) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear light straw gold with nice fading white head. Aroma is straw, grass, bread, faint floral hop. Flavor is light pale malt, pils hop, light sweet, finishes light bitter with a floral hop spice. Light body, lively carbonation. Pretty darn decent for a light American lager.
joeneugs (3241) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can from Berkeley Bowl West. It pours a clear light golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is decidedly grassy with some fresh mown grains, lemongrass and light florals. Some subtle grainy sweetness. The flavor is floral hops with some lemongrass and perfect amount of pale, grainy maltiness. Very crisp, dry and super clean. Medium, neutral bitterness in the finish. A truly fine American Pils.
mkgrenwel (569) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale clear straw color. Full white head with varying size bubbles. Aroma is dough, hay and creamed corn. Flavor is much better. Clean and moderately dry with a bitter finish. Grain and white grapes. Pretty simple but balanced and enough hop bitterness to keep it refreshing. Good pale lager, but doesn't transcend the style.
thornecb (4395) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head with little retention recedes to nothing. Sourdough and cracker aromas. Sweet caramel and sourdough front to back. Dry, abrupt finish.
Lukaduke (2184) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pale golden color with nice clarity and a finger of white fizzy foam. Nose is crisp and inviting with spicy cracker malts, stale grass, citrus peel. Palate is a bit more lively than expected. Big bright spicy yeast character mingles with the grassy earth hop qualities but the nice cracker malt backbone gets somewhat lost in the mix. Great session beer with lots of flavor but not my favorite.
Tonkun (866) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Light yellow pour. Citrus, floral, bread. Light body with wheat-like sweet finish. Very light finish. Good.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewery a number of times and most recently at Lord Hobo 1/16/14
Brilliant maize colored beer shows a high clarity and well-retained, plentiful white head.
Saazy nose, is dusty, with dried grass, light bits of pepper and beautiful notes of spicy, succulent hallertauer. Moderate strength to the aroma, with light white bread and honeyed maltiness.
Tons of hops up front; herbal, grassy and very pungent. The bitterness washes over the palate via the brisk carbonation and only on the clean finish do the goldings emerge, mixing with the soft, but somewhat deep, doughy/honeyish malts. The goldings evoke notes of Orval for me and make it that much more enjoyable.
I’ve kind of grown a little tired of the bone-dry session hop ales lately, be it Belgian or American or otherwise. While the lack of malt certainly lends to a light, refreshing beer, the hops are, well, still hops and even if they are lower alpha varietals, they definitely begin to fatigue the palate when there is no malt to soften them. Here, there is a perfect amount of maltiness, and it works wonders. Have had a few diacetyl notes in some of the beers, but that seems to happen sometimes when you don’t have all winter to age these things on the yeast, which even then is no guarantee. Yada yada yada, wish I could drink this beer every day.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, light yellow with white lacing. Musky, floral aroma; flavors of lemon peel, basement and yeast with a very light metallic overtone. Solid for the style.