nickd717 (4041) - 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 (1722) - 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
JaBier (6536) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2010
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at CBC. Clear yellow pour with a medium white head. Malty nose, but something is off. I originally described it as toilet water, but it’s actually more like pool water. Very chlorine heavy. Flavor is creamy and butter with some grassy hop for balance. Flavor isn’t too bad for a summer session beer, but the nose definitely needs some work.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle from trade w/ beervirgin72). Cloudy yellow/orange color. Medium off white head. Light citrus aroma. Light grain and citrus flavors. Lond duration. Smooth finish with lasting citrus peel flavor. Thin/slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Hazy, straw-colored ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The bouquet is of pale malt, stale white bread and lemon peel. Full-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is of biscuit malt and earthy hops. Mojave-dry finish. Thanks to DragonStout for the bottle!
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from BeerVirgin72 - thanks, Dawn! I found this a very refreshing brew, almost a more clean and spicy version of the yeasty, sedimental Kellerbier I’m more familiar with. Maybe a cross with a pils if that makes any sense. Hazy pale gold, nice carbonation, medium mouthfeel. Nothing world-beating about this beer, but I enjoyed it.
BuckeyeBoy (5273) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Pours out a cloudy straw topped with a foam white head. Aroma of light lemon zest and some sour notes. Taste a little of the citrus along with a little wheat.
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pale gold with a fizzy white head. Sour grain aroma with a mellow taste. Not awful. Drinkable. Thanks BuckeyeBoy!
IndianaRed (3485) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a hazy dingy pale yellow Spicy sweet lemony aroma. Slightly skunky lemony light grain flavor. Very high carbonation and a soft wheaty after taste with a surprisingly bitter trailer.