HonkeyBra (2879) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cool little new brewery. If I had my druthers, it’d be closer to me. But, so it goes. Pours a straw golden color with a white head. Aroma of grainy malts, crisp lager yeast, some fresh baked bread. Flavor is dry, crisp, with mild bready sweetness. Medium bodied, nice effervescent mouthfeel. Nice beer.
jstraw (1843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Yellow-gold with modest, creamy, white head, light lacing / Nose of grain, honey, grass / Medium body, somewhat fat, sweet but good hop balance, lightly bitter finish / Flavors of candy corn, resin, lemon, honey, biscuit, grass / A quite nice, bigger, fatter lager. Ale-like.
ryecatcher (548) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow, medium head, not much retention. Nose is malt and noble hops. Mouth is about what you’d expect of a lager that apes German beers -- malt, hops and yeast. Boring and unisnpired, but your grandfather will think it’s the best beer he’s ever had. Gorch Fock is a much better representative of the style. Just saying.
DrnkMcDermott (2718) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at the Blarney Stone’s Solstice Fest, Oak Forest. Clear golden lager color, a thin ring of foam in a much used plastic taster cup. Light malt smell with a note of yeast. Malt becomes pretty prominent in the taste. Definitely in the Dortmunder category. Then a little sweetness kicks in to remind us that it is a lager without the water profile of a pilsener. But yes, enjoyably malty.
kaser (1789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear yellow pour at the national in Chicago. Tastes like a typical German style beer which I don't typically like so can't say my opinion of it not being good is accurate. And it was served luke warm
tmoreau (1928) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 Enjoyed on tap at the brewery, served to a logoed pint glass, displaying a bright and clear golden color, with creamy, white head foam, and clingy waves & spots of lacing. The nose was light grain, pils malt scent, just a touch of sweetness, and a hint of noble spiciness. The flavor was similar notes, adding a low but noticeable hop bitterness, and lively carbonation. More on the lighter side in body, but crisp, clean, and very quaffable.