rondphoto (1925) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium honey color, nice (but short-lived) head, no lace. Taste begins with sweet corn and caramel, moves to a chewy grain, then to mild hops. The name says it - gulp one down on a hot day.
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Dublin/Columbus. Pours a slightly hazy yellow-gold with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grain, corn, grass and a stale not quite musty note. The taste is sweet grain and corn with a midly hoppy finish and a bit of spiciness. Thin-medium bodied.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed on tap in an English pint glass. The beer pours a straw-colored yellow, with a moderate white head. The nose shows light notes of pilsner malt, with underlying notes of lemon and citrus. The palate is restrained, giving slight malt notes, a subtle but noticeable honey-like note, and a slight note of spice that resembles lemon. The finish is clean and fairly dry. Overall, not my favorite style, but a nice quaffable beer for the months of warmer temperatures.
bluejacket74 (1302) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle (2011 batch with new label). Served in a mug, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is grainy (wheat?) and sweet malt, citrusy hops (lemon peel), and a bit of grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes mostly like grain/wheat/bready malt and some citrusy hops (lemon peel). Mouthfeel/body is light, it’s crisp and easy to drink. I think it’s a nice refreshing brew, a good choice for summertime. I can’t believe I haven’t tried this before, I might have to pick up some of this over the summer. Definitely worth a try.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Travis brought this one to the Memorial Day Party. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark golden color with a large yellow-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and citric with notes of cardboard and bread. The flavor was sour and tangy with pronounced butter and notes of lemon, chalk and cardboard. The finish was long and tangy with lingering butter, bread and citrus. Medium body. Disappointing.
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma was light malts and grassy hops. Flavor was very well balanced, not too sweet, mellow bittering and grassy hops but still a bit bland.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium dense off-white head. Aroma of nuts, grain, grass, and lemon zest. Flavor of honey, cereal, earth, and biscuit.
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle via trade.
Pours a great clear golden color with a nicely formed white head that fades to a thick foam layer. Very good lacing.
Floral and grassy hops on the aroma, along with a very grainy pale malt base. A little citrus in there.
The flavor is a little strange. Really grainy and corny with sweet pale malt and floral and grassy hops. Really heavy on the orange juice flavor, which is a little rough and hurts the balance.
Medium-bodied and fairly crisp, but the orange lends a slightly strange astringent note here.
A strange beer overall. Not terrible, but a little less than I expect from this style.
Panzuriel (1296) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a light golden yellow with a thick head of white foam. Nose is light citrus hops. Taste is rather dry with hints of citrus and floral hops. Very light but medium textured body with good carbonation. Finishing lightly bitter. A good traditional keller/kolsch type beer.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a translucent golden amber like that of the movie Jurassic Park! The crown is billowy, light beige, and about 2 fingers thick. Retention is strong and lace is everywhere.
Smell: floral hops and wet grass hallertau style hops combined with a pleasant citrus note that is not quite as bright as an orange but on the sweet acidic side....can’t place it.
Taste: Now I’m getting that note I couldn’t identify in the nose...bitter under ripe grapefruit. like licking the white skin on a peeled citrus fruit. Other than that the beer is pretty tasty!
Mouthfeel: Excellent carbonation, fairly crisp, but with a creamy crown! Body is a touch thick but still in the medium range.
Drinkability: Sessionable if it wasn’t for the taste.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-25-2009