kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, received gratis from the brewery. Thanks, folks! I think Iíve tried this once before in a previous incarnation and, as with a number of their other lagers, it was pretty coarse. Current version is an improvement. Pours a brilliantly clear, deep golden color headed towards orange land; fine-bubbled white head with solid lacing. Mineral and fruity aroma, with a juicy orange note thatís dropped off slightly from itís presence in a bottle from a week ago (that one just popped with fresh oranges); Pils malt well expressed, touch of spicy hops, nicely crisp. Medium body; medium-high to high CO2; a nice sharp jolt of carbonation at the tip of the tongue; rounded mouthfeel, showing mineral and fruity bitterness, just a touch of assertive rye (nothing coarse like earlier versions as I remember them); a solid, assertive, rounded lager with a pillowy Pils-malt middle. First bottle was even better, so drink up. Toasty, dry finish, with just enough lingering mineral bitterness.
wxman (1395) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Global Brews. Pours a clear medium golden with a white head. Slight grassy aroma. Sweet malt taste, biscuity and grassy hop flavor. Refreshing and well balanced.
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear light orange pour with a small bu soapy white head. A little bit of rye in the aroma. Crisp and clean with a bit of hop, spice, and rye. Not bad.
snownirvana (70) - - MAY 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pilsner glass from bottle. A: slight bread. App: medium gold. 3 finger white head. T: slight hops up front, slight sweetness in the middle, and a nice hop bite on the back. P: medium bubbles, very smooth. Very short linger. Very refreshing!
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, clear golden orange with slight fizzy head, aroma is cheesy rye, flavor has some spice, soft white cheese, citrus, dry finish
wlajwl (3764) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy grains and a hint of yeast in the aroma. The flavor is mildly spicy grains/malts, a hint of yeast and some hops in the finish.
Mora2000 (5549) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Coney Island variety pack.
The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is bread and grass, with a strong amount of pilsner malt thrown in. The flavor is similar with a ton of lighter malts and a little bit of grass. The bitterness is fairly low and the beer is very easy to drink and quite refreshing. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
hainer (19) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Excellent golden amber pils. The boldness of the rye enhances the spiciness. Bitter hops give hints of coriander and citrus. The stable mouthfeel lingers.
rougeau13 (1973) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2012 Clear golden with a white head. Some lacing. Aroma of pilsner malt, rye, floral and spicy hops. Taste is mostly pilsner malt and some rye, with the hops imparting a mild bitterness. Medium bodied, pretty crisp.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 9/12/11 at azwine.
golden orange with a soapy whitish head. clear.
lager/sulfur notes in the aroma along with loads of spiciness, cooked orange and honey.
the flavor is the same but i donít pick up a lot of pilsner grain. it is a touch sweet which keeps it from being crisp or clean.