Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle (Thanks Pam for the beer of the month club membership). Even from the first sip, this lager really impressed me. Not too much on the aroma, but definitely nothing offensive. Some pleasant notes of light fruit, zesty citrus, pale grains, and toasted lager grass. Pour was pretty nice for a lager, not overly carbonated, a wispy white head that retains fairly well, not overly watery looking, and golden pumpkin orange in color. Thereís not a whole not of flavor here, but a few nice subtleties exist. Its light enough to play drinking games, but not at all watery. Some buttery, toasted cereal grains, a nice citrus for a light lager, a few other fruits, and slight flowery grass on the flavor notes. A good and not overly carbonated crispness through out, and well balanced as well, with a pleasant brief lasting bitter finish. Dare I say this is the best light lager Iíve ever had? Definitely, this is good stuff.
halfonit (1313) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden color. Aroma is basically of roasted malts and hops, and what seems to be some corn in the undertones. Taste is a little bitter with some citrus, hops, yeast, and rye. Has a little bit of a bite in the aftertaste. Overall not too bad of a beer.
ben4321 (5568) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
July 2009 Beer of the Month Club , 7/31/09
Aroma: Light citrus nose, touch of spice, bready, some grass
Appearance: Cloudy orange-golden color, really small white head, light lacing
Flavor: Kind of a light hop taste, mild spice, bit of a tang, a little dull flavor-wise
Palate: Light body, a bit fizzy
This beer is just kind of boring. Not a ton going on here. Itís not bad, certainly has more character then youíre average light, beer, Iíll give it that, but in the end itís just a little too dull to go much higher then this.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours an almost clear light brown amber with a thin white head. Light sweet citrus hops, a faint touch of caramel, and barely a hint of grain. Medium bodied, slightly sweet. Finishes with a bit of grain and a good bit of metal. Began rather promising, but failed to live up to the nose.
thornecb (5409) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours pale gold into a shaker. Bright white head with medium retention recedes leaving slight spots to skim surface. Sour malt and marshmallow aromas. Thin and bready with upfront caramel and a mild hop finish.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft. Clear yellow golden. Some scothcy malts are evident to smell as well as some corn/cereal lager notes. Chewy layered body reveals more to taste than this brew does to the eye or nose. Crisp clean finish is typical of the style and provides refreshing balance, better for spicy stuff one would suppose.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark golden color with a white foamy head. Head receeds well and leaves a thick lacing along the glass. Nose is grainy with some light grassy hop notes. Palate is failry full with some nice fizziness and a sticky finish. Flavor is a bit lost, kinda dirty. Has some decent grain notes with hints of cereal and a nice bitter finish.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours light amber in colour, good head, long retention. Has nice floral hops aroma. Flavour is balanced, not too hoppy, a little on the sweet side.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Note: my bottle seemed to be completely infected with diacytl. The beer exploded from the bottle when opened. In need of a re-rate.
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a fluffy white head. The aroma is light and malty with a touch of citrus. The flavor is crisp, clean, and well balanced, with caramel malt and citrusy hops. Nice.