DrnkMcDermott (2718) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
So swamped by old notes itís not funny. Hereís the beer I tasted in April at Cellar Door. Nice golden pils color, looks a little hazy with some thick but dwindling foam. Slightly grainy, sourish smell, perhaps. But taste is just on target for a light beer style. Slightly baked biscuit malt with a note of honey. German hops are quite sharp and peppery. Despite the light abv, a full shaker is pretty substantial. No watered-down megabrew this. I keep comparing it to a pils, but it only lacks the Czech hard water profile to make an examplar.
crossovert (5692) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy American meets GErman lager, want to try the Helles bad. No diacetyl whatsoever.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 on tap at the brewery tasting room. pours gold with a nice 2 finger bubbly white head. aroma is light corn, light malt, and light german hops and some grass. flavor is the same as aroma but stronger and the hops sticks to your tongue for a bit. lacing is on par and very nice. this is more of a hoppy german helles than a pale lager. body is light to medium. very nice!
tmoreau (1929) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap and shaker served at Ottoís in Lombard, IL.. Showed a hazed, golden hue, with a soft white, billowy head, and lasting cling to the rings & spots of lacing. The aroma was light grain, light noble and Pils hints, as light floral and corn, a dry nature, and just a touch of sweetness as it warmed. Light to medium bodied and lively carbonated, the flavor also offered a moderate, lingering hop bitterness with some earthy qualities. More in the German Pils realm. Crisp, clean, and nicely sessionable.