CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a clear pale golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a mildly sweet pale malty nose with some earthy noble hops and a touch of lager yeasty esters. Starts with average fullness and a good light malty sweetness giving way to a crisp grassy hop bitterness before a smooth bittersweet finish. Pale lager is not one of my favorite styles, but this one is done fairly well.
17thfloor (2437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Well, this certainly is very similar to the American pale lager. Pours a rich clear golden with a small fizzy frothy white head. Aroma of corn biscuit and light vanilla. Flavor follows, seems creamy like vanilla, or probably more like rice, light hop bitterness. Light bodied, big carbonation, jell-o like feeling.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a cleared gold, expected more head. Typical pilsner aroma, just some malt with hints of hops. Good malt lager/pilsner flavor. Light body. Not bad.
twindadplus2 (630) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color with a white foamy head. Aroma is light grassy hops and grain. Flavor is a tingle of hops at first and a light hit of sweet toasty malt. Lightly bitter crisp finish. The palate is light and refreshing with lively carbonation. Nothing outrageous but it’s what a pale lager should be.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is grainy malt, light grassy hops, and hay. Flavor is cereal, grass, bready, with a good bit of bitterness.
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear gold with a very creamy 1 finger white head that is well sustained by a rater high effervescence if not natural retention. Aroma is sweet, dry grass, raw grain, cereal, half baked bread hay and maybe just a hint of scalloped corn. Flavor is sweet white bread, cereal grain, grass, baby sweet corn, light toasty malts and some nice, crisp mineral notes to finish. Palate is fairly light bodied with a creamy entry, soft, but lively carbonation and crisp, nearly neutral (leaning to the dry side) finish. What a great pale lager! One that really hits all the right notes for me. It may not be the most intense or complex brew ever, but very well balanced and very pleasant on the palate.
Brigadier (3275) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle
A run of the mill pale lager this was everything I expected and nothing more. Bridging the divide between macro beers and well crafted local releases this is what I would picture in a gateway drink. Not too flavorful it probably won’t appeal to the serious craft beer fan. On the other hand it thumps a watered light pale ale so might be nice to offer to someone who could not appreciate a giant bold sour or imperial stout.
Aroma / Appearance - Lively and carbonated the body looks a little like a darker champagne. The dirty white head had a bit of grime but not too murky. Slightly soured honey nut cheerios stand out from the generic wheat foundation. Hardly exciting it does get the point across effectively.
Flavor / Palate - A smoothie made from honey nut cheerios and lemonade forms a fruity light taste. Gold leaf, melon, and golden grahams follow before a mildly bitter finish. Hardly shocking this is palatable. I doubt I would keep around a six pack but if this makes Capital some money I hope they continue to sell it around their market.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured yellow and cklear with white head and aromas of pale malts and hops taste is crisp and light wuold make a goo lawnmower beer
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Binny’s in Willowbrook, IL: This pours a clear golden body with lively bubbling and a modest white head. The aroma is some grainy malt with perhaps a touch of creamed corn. The flavor has a grassy hop bitterness that nulliys any corn presence and balances the brew out. Sessionable.
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from HyVee. Pale Lager, my favorite! Pours a clear apple juice gold with a fading white head. Aroma is heavy on the grain and European malts. Bitter taste with a metallic fading finish. Grainy flavor.