GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a nice clear yellow with a big white head. Aromas are sweet malt and bread. The flavor is very nice... it’s got a breadiness that is balanced out by a slight bitterness. The alcohol hides away in this very well...it’s dangerous how easy this goes down. It’s very nice to see some Pilsners getting a bit of attention in this Ale focused world.
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange yellow with a small white head. Aroma of biscuits, citrus, and light yeast. Flavor of sweet malt quickly offset by large amounts of dry bitterness.
thorongil2 (2258) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) clear yellow/orange colour with a small tan head; aroma funk, earth; mild, well balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish
OysterMonkey (14) - - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice offering, although I'd have expected better from a collaboration of the great Cinci brewers active right now.
Nice hazy orange color, limited head, minimal lacing. Mostly malt smell, biscuity sweetness with a nice smooth,dry finish. Very little hop character, but that's more or less to be expected.
Hope they make a group IPA next year.
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phaleslu (9311) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a clear, bright gold with a tiny white head. Aroma of bready and sweet and biscuity malts, grass, and dried fruits. Flavor of sweet malts, cookie, nectar, leaves, straw, and grass. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. A hit of boozy warmth. Not my favorite style but not a bad version of it.
Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Molly Malone’s in Covington on February 15, 2014. Cloudy gold hue, nice bittersweet aroma that’s like a grown up pale lager, pungent and mostly sweet flavor, bitterness more prominent and less pungent as the glass warms. This beer isn’t bad at all, and I admire the local brewers’ gumption in choosing a lager for this year’s collaborative brew. Still, I can’t help wishing they had chosen a more adventurous lager style like, say, doppelbock.
b3shine (8052) - Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to pilnser glass at Ei8ht Ball during Cincinnati Beer Week. Looks good for the style; a transparent golden orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of lager yeast, pilsner malt, and light hops. Tastes like it smells with average mouthfeel. Not bad.
drsordr (2276) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to taster at Madtree. Pours avg gold. Nose very light malt. Taste some crisp bitter up front, crystal malt, late palate bitterness. No big flavours, but fairly clean.
JStax (5093) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. Pours q hazy gold with a white head of foam. The aroma is big tropical fruit notea with a nice crisp bready presence lingering. Taste has a lot of fruity characteristics with a bit of a bready thing going on in the finish. Medium carbonation and media body.
Chudwick (2779) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 8ball - berry and floral nose with hints of corn. Sip adds light caramel. Poured very cold and the body is watery for now. No real trace of booze. Mildly dry finish. Interesting choice of style for the occasion. Slight bitter.