Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours deep gold with copper core and thin white head. The aroma is floral and spicy hops to go along with malt sweetness. The taste is refreshing with grainy Munich like malts. Notes of floral and spice hops mixing with a citrus lemon undercurrent grow as the finish approaches. It ends try and tart.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy sebletitje (aka Sea Bass). Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops and pilsner malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness. Good.
robertjm (853) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 20, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle brought back from the East Coast by a friend). Pours thinnish head that goes away pretty fast. Light yellow colored body. Fine group of bubbles coming up from the middle of the glass, otherwise doesn’t appear to have a great amount of carbonation to it. Has a nice aroma similar to a germanic pilsner. Very hoppy flavor of traditional german hops. Could be catagorized as a Marzen in my book. Hops linger on the palate.
Stine (1761) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean yellow pour beneath an overactive fountain of foam. It essentially poured froth, though it didn’t really gush over. Paper, pine, lemon curd, honey and minerals in an earth hued aroma. Softly bitter, and smooth, hiding a jagged roughness of grain quite with relative ease. Flavor is crisp and refreshing, with lots of musty, strawlike hallertau bitterness and minty hop leaves. Softest dusty phenols and esters of fruity stripes. Wholesome lemony sweetness and white breads. Light palate is punchy and bone dry, finishing on straw and distant sugars. Far from plain, and pleasant in its own way. Thanks Chris!
shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Decent hop aroma, minty character I’ve noticed with this brewer. Dry, a little watery, some cirtus, some alcohol. Lawnmower beer, not much more.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle. A little overcarbonated and foamy for a pils. Four or five fingers of crisp, pillowy white head hangs above a furious inch of lightly hazed deep gold. Aroma is composed of blended straight malt and metallic hops. Rather classic and relatively clean. A few interesting yeast and alcohol notes create the sense of sugar complexity. Flavor is a mish-mash of well developed malt flavor, rich in toothy breads, and lemony sugars, followed by some dusty hop nuance and a kiss of alcohol sugars. Ever so slightly metallic. A nip sweet. Interesting beer. Decently flavored, but a bit of a mess. Worth a try and nice to drink. Finally, a crisp, gummy hop juice provides a nicely flavored balance in the backend.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazed yellow color with a large white head. Citrus lemon aroma. Tart citrus lemon flavor with a very lively mouthfeel. Light body.
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2010 Rerate at brewpub - Pale golden pour. The nose is soft and earthy. Floral aroma with a very light straw flavour and character. Fresh and well-balanced. A touch of grassiness behind the fresh malt base. Soft and chewy with a nice linger floral hop flavour. Pretty nice really.
Pale straw-golden colour. Aroma is lightly earthy and citrusy. It’s got a very flinty and leathery character to the malts. It’s pretty infected with a wild mustiness. Dusty and bone dry. Meh.
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unclemike (2925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin head that has to fight to form. Reduces quickly to nothing. Low carbonation. Light malts, corn flakes, little floral and a little lavender. Color is a light gold. Flavor is soft with a little malt and hops. Light hops bitterness at the finish and a little dry. A decent pale lager but nothing special. Good for a hot night
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from linus_stick: pours a small cloudy but bright yellow straw colour with a large pure whtie faomy head. lots of tiny bubbles. aroma is light withsome graininess and very little sweet malt, hints of fossil fuels and very little hops. flavour has lots of grains and a bitter taste from a very small amount of floral hops, some corn like flavour and pretty watered down beer. not to good.