fidelis83 (1997) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a clear, light gold with a small eggshell head that has good retention due to the crazy effervescence. I am drinking out of a Sam Adams glass and that nucleation ring is working overtime. Aroma is sweet, grainy malt, light fruit notes and a bit of buttery toffee. Flavor is pretty much the same, but with some gravel dust coated leafy greens and apple skins thrown in. Palate is light bodied, and way too carbonated to even get a reading on the mouthfeel at first, It turns out to be dry, very dry, like sucking on a stalk of freshly picked rhubarb astringently dry. I really donít like it, maybe some kind of infection or something, but I donít think so. Overall, I donít know, itís like somebody tried to cover up a mediocre golden ale by throwing a shitload of carbonation at it, hoping that the flavor would get washed out before anybody could taste it.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to BeerFMAndy. Served in a Cantillon tulip.
Pours a clear golden color without too many visible carbonation bubbles. Initial pour brings a single-finger white head that fades fairly quickly into a bubbly cap and a thin collar without too much lacing. The nose is a bit grainy and metallic without all that much more. Some mild bread crust as it warms. The flavor is quite a bit better than the nose with a mild bread character that is slightly pleasing. Something in the finish is a bit off with some mild creamed corn character. DMS never made anyone happy; thankfully itís at a fairly-low level here. Drinkability is decent enough. Not bad.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-04-2011
jandd1983 (2685) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
It poured a gold color with a white head. The aroma was very malty, hoppy and some corn. The taste was a touch of fruit, malty with corn and some hops. An ok light ale.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golen color, smells grainy, little lace around edges. Very good and not watered down. pilsner color, excellent beer and easy drinking.
crossovert (7706) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Were they trying to poison me? This is a lager if I am not mistaken. Sprecher has tried hard to make a craft light beer, they need to keep trying.
bpreo (1715) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank this a week or two ago, wrote down the rating and everything. Meant to record it here when I got home. Once again, that was a week or two ago. Obviously this beer doesnít leave much of an impression.
Ughsmash (7172) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Poured clear straw golden with a sticky cap of white head. The aroma picked up honey and vegetal sweetness with husky accents.. not much going on. The flavor found pale and honey malts at the core, with prickly carbonation and very little grassy bitterness around.. super fast finish with a touch of lemon zest over honey. Light-bodied.. higher carbonation kept it from being watery on most parts of the palate.. drinkable, but not something I want any more of.
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2010
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In the interest of full disclosure, I really have no idea what this beer is. Itís called Fire Light Beer, and there appears to be a Chameleon near a campfire on the bottle. Okay then. The brewery is Chameleon so I guess that makes sense. Pours a semi transluscent straw with minimal head. Looks like a standard American pilsner for the most part. Smells a bit like cornbread and oyster crackers. Some lemongrass characteristics. Not much here in terms of taste. Some vague notes of cracker up front with hints of grass in the middle. Very metallic in the finish, almost like sucking on a penny. I donít like the way this finishes at all. The mouthfeel is somewhat watery, itís pretty fizzy and easy drinking. Not very bitter. Overall itís slightly better than most of the other light beers on the market, but this isnít my style of beer. Probably a good beer to give to someone who mainly drinks Miller, Bud, or Coors. For the rest of you, Iíd recommend passing and picking something else up. Then again, if youíre looking for a craft beer to pound down on a weekend and tie one on, you could do a lot worse than this.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled via 12-oz bottle at the Great Northern Beer Festival in Eagle River, WI. Pours a clear golden pale colored brew with an average sized white head that quickly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma is very faint with some golden grain malt, floral hops and a touch of corn. Taste is light bodied, with a hint of fruit, golden grain malt with corn and just barely any trace of grassy hops. Finish is light, crisp and a faint mild bitterness than disappears too quickly. Overall, an average light beer.