TXBadger (1265) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice clear straw yellow color with white head. Cereal grains, a hint of corn, bread, and some pine hops on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little malt backbone.
Frank (2783) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a curious beer. It seems to be lightly tart and yet it’s a lager. Say what you will about Capital but they are not the kind of brewery that lets infected beers out the door and this is a summer seasonal drank in the summer so it’s not old. I am not sure how that all works but at least it is tasty. It is a cloudy orange color w/ a quickly dissipating white head that leaves behind a good, patchy bit of lace. The nose is slightly fruity--lemon zest mostly--w/ a slight lavender/baby powder kind of character. The taste here is light and very slightly tart. This strikes me as being kind of saison-like w/ lots of interesting floral notes from the yeast and whatever else spent its time eating the wort. It is medium bodied with crisp carbonation and rather refreshing. There is a slight cereal grain character here and a touch of sweetness as well. It finishes w/ a very light touch of lemon juice tartness and a touch of banana. I really don’t know what to make of this. Given the purported style, I would say this is probably infected and yet it tastes really nice. I might classify this beer as it is as a Berliner Weiss or something: mildly tart, mild flavor, crisp and refreshing. It is a good beer but seems to be that way accidentally. As a lager, this is all kinds of wrong, but as a beer I like it a lot and I chose to rate it as the latter.
Lupulucid (188) - - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The honeyed character of grains provides the appeal of Lake House Summer Lager. There is a bit of wonkiness that seems to come from the grains as well but it does not significantly detract from pleasant aspects. There is some complexity and sweetness while pronounced is not unreasonable.
CardsPackHawks (95) - Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up one during a visit to the brewery. It tastes as advertised. A light summer beer with a hint of lemon. I would pick up more of these for some easy summer drinking.
Brigadier (2900) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
Another pick up from Steve’s, this one caught my eye as different from the normal Capital styles I am used to. A fine light session beer is drinkable. While it might not be unique it at least felt worth the $1.99 that it cost. If offered one at a picnic I wouldn’t turn it down.
Aroma / Appearance - A rose gold base is bright and cheery. Dense white head settles over time to a thin layer of dust. Rye, oranges, and wheaty feels chewy for something under 5% ABV.
Flavor / Palate - Rye and lemon glaze sweetens the tongue after just one sip. Orange peels dried until brittle transition into a wheaty finish. The background carbonation keeps it light and lively. Just a cut above average it is decent without being unique. Pick up one, see if you like, and then maybe go back for more.
akoeninger (401) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with foamy white head lots if bubbles. Bread and toast aroma with slight grassy hops. Biscuit and honey taste with slight hop cut. Light and slightly fizzy. Easy drinking and great summer outdoor working beer. Picked up a 12 pack of cans of this for myself, my brother, and dad to lay a new walkway to my house and it was great fuel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Scipio (682) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden with a medium white head. The aroma has honey, bread, grassy hops, and a little bit of lemon. The main impression here of honey makes this a bit unusual. The taste retains the heavy honey notes that are complimented with a healthy amount of lime. There are minor flavors of bread and grassy hops in here as well. Aftertaste is mostly honey. Light in body with a thinner texture. Average carbonation. This is worth trying. Its different and good enough, but I think I would get tired of this if I had a few of them in a row.
Nero55 (665) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pale golden with thin white head. Aroma of light grain an some hops. Light body, grain, light sweetness, and some hop bitterness. A decent summer offering.
hayduke (3324) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This 16 oz can was sent to me by Strykzone, my trading partner premier. The brew poured butterscotch color with a good sized white head and very little lacing. Nose of floral and grassy hops. Medium body. Flavor is dominated by the hops, and the finish shows some pepper. Decent.
Strykzone (4837) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can poured into a dimple mug. Honey golden and a little hazy. An almost white head is three fingers and slowly falls. A good bit of visible carbonation. I smell grass with a little lemon in it and soft pale malts. I taste grains with some grass and very gentle noble hop notes. Something sour is underneath from the yeast and some peppery spice is tasted. And at the finish some honey emerges. This was ok.