DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can, part of the summer mixer. Very pale yellow with brisk carbo and a medium white head, no lace. Aroma initially reveals subtle tinned pineapple and biscuit, but these elements are short lived, yielding to a low aroma of clean grains. Grainy palate of low sweetness with a light hop note in the finish, marred by a slight plastic and metallic aftertaste. I expected a better lager from these guys. Just okay for me.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Central City Brew Pub. Pours a clear, pale yellow. Aroma is bitter, of grain and grass. Flavour of grain, grass and biscuit. Bitter, with good carbonation.
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Single can purchased in Penticton, BC on 05/21/2011. Colour: Very pale...light yellow highlights...wow is this ever pale. Nose: Sea foam, faint yeast, small amounts of rye and coriander. Taste: Light sweet, light sour, light bitter. Kind of a corn-sweet throughout the palate..then something a little differet at finish..very herbal but not powerful...like a pork rub. Regardless - This one didn’t feel right or balanced from the start.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can picked up at Julio’s on our way to EBF. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Pour brings a bright straw-colored beer with a single-finger white head and a good amount of lacing. The nose is lightly hoppy with a bit of straw and hay plus an unfortunate touch of DMS. The flavor has a bit of DMS as well, though not as much as in the nose. Other than that, some raw grain and very faint hops. Feel is light with high carbonation. Drinkability is decent, though there are certainly better options.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 03-15-2011
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Malt and grain A - Light yellow T - Sweet with slight dry finish M - Thin and mid carbonation O - A good lager
Fred82 (2116) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can from Julio’s.
Appearance : Clear paler than pale yellow.
Aroma : Cheap grain, quite citrusy. A bit herbal. Light honey.
Taste : Cheap grain. Mineral and metallic. Some honey and some citrusy hops.
Overall : Not very good. I expected this brewery to brew a nice lager with the same quality as their IPA but I was mistaken. Metallic tasted faded away after some time which was a really good thing.
mixmaster (36) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks lite. two fingers. The most apparent flavor is of gas or some chemical. Easy to drink, but way too lite.
DeanF (1859) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of paint thinner and stinging hops. Has an okay clear gold body with very little head. Flavour is a deep fruity lager taste. Dry hoppy finish. Quite a nice lager, in fact.
Frank (3469) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Craft brewed pale lager in a can? Count me in! This is actually a strikingly pale color w/ a small foamy head and is rather good both for the style and otherwise. The nose of bread dough w/ a faint, crisp herbal hop tinge. Hops become a bit more prominent once the beer is tasted though, taking on a slight lemon citrus tinge. There is a light touch of sweetness but the carbonation is so vigorous as to make it next to unnoticeable if you don’t look for it. Finishes w/ a light American hop bitterness. Because of the delicacy of the beer, a very faint metallic tinge is noticeable in the finish. It is not a major distraction but it’s there. Overall, quite a good pale lager. If the carbonation was toned down a metric hair, it’d be even better.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at Fountainhead. Pours a slightly hazy and very pale yellow with sticky head that lasts. Nose is perfumey, notes of pineapple and regular apple, grain and a touch of DMS. On taste, pretty nice drinking. Touch sweet, no bitterness. Smooth and soft. Lightly fruity. Pretty decent pale lager, actually...