Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in NYC sept 2012. Clear golden beer with a small offwhite head. Sweet and hoppy aroma. similar flavour, a really refreshing beer :-)
Jayseppi (143) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly easy to drink. Hop flavours are upfront, but nothing stands out as a dominant flavour. A fizzy head that hangs around for a while and leaves some good lacing down the glass. Slightly bitter finish. Alright, but not fantastic.
swanmann (584) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the big bottle: great amber orange color with loads of sticky orange hued foam, settling gradually. aroma of apricots, pine, caramel. flavor is the same, really good, interesting play between the residual sweetness and hoppy twang. biscuity notes peeking through. Great brew
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tan to slightly orange in color, clear, rising bubbles, a nice one finger head and good lacing.
Lots of citrus on the nose, lemon peel, oranges, grapefruits. A good amount of hoppy aroma too, very nice.
Taste is very nice, quite bitter and citrusy. Hop flavor is more than almost any American pale lager that I’ve tried. There’s a nice malty balance too.
Body is medium and well carbonated. Quite easy to drink.
It’s hard to believe this is a lager. If you served it to me blind, I’d think it to be a pale ale, and a pretty hoppy one at that.
Within the style, this one is a real standout, and a quality beer. Highly recommended.
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy blond colour. Yeasty aroma. Has a sharp but also bready, yeasty taste.
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very hazy dark golden color with a moderate white head. Nose is rather hoppy with some floral notes and just a hint of lager smell underneath. Feels a little heavy on the palate, but has a clean taste nonetheless.
jkwood04 (3748) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and pale malts plus some citrusy and floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not bad but nothing special.
boozedude (1665) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours golden...thin white head... Just ok,, metallic taste, decent hopps... Not my fav, but not bad
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 05/11/12.
Clear golden with a thin off white head that retains well.
Sweet caramel malt on the nose, sour tropical fruits, bitter hops.
Tastes of caramel malt, popcorn, dark sugars, barley, grain, light citrus tones and a little sour grapefruit.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter finish.
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma was of sweet honey and some vanilla. The taste was sweet with a kick of bitterness. A decent Hop Lager.