PorterPounder (5540) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2007 Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Medium golden pour, slight white head. Euro Saaz hops skunk. Some corny flavor, hints of honey in the background. Tastes like a German common lager. Finish is extremely dry. A notch above Fosters.
bhensonb (11056) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 6, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice clean light lager aroma; definitely low on hop. Burnished brass color with a quickly dissipating white head. Starts with carbonation and then such a light malt as to be hardly noticeable. The finish leaves light bitterness along the edges of the tongue. Mouthfeel is quite firm, especially when the carbonation is being swished out in the mouth. These guys are good. After awhile the mouth bitterness is reminiscent of a Pilsner. Hops seem to accumulate. This lager will not be one of the two out of three that finishes in the sink drain.
cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not a bad little macro lager, but unchallenging in all aspects. It did pour beautifully with a thick, creamy white head that made the beer look wonderful. Hops utilization was a distinct Pride of Ringwood, but only a tiny amount.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A new arrival at John’s in Iowa City. The body was a medium gold with a thin white head on top. The aroma had some grainy corn and a little bit of cabbage. The taste had some bitter potato and nice grassy notes. This is good as an ice cold thirst quencher. Pretty good for a pale lager.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2006
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amazingly average with little flavor to impress. A bit of hops would have helped this poor beer immensely.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. White fizzy small head that mostly diminished, minimal lacing, transparent, and a yellow hue. Nose was malty, corn, crisp, and sweet. Flavor was corn, bittersweet and somewhat harsh tasting. Tingly mouthfeel. Light-medium body. Unimpressive.
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Jungle Jim’s. Poured clear pale color with an average fizzy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Average grass hoppy aroma. Light to medium body with a thin texture. Light bittersweet flavor with an light sweet finish of short duration.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Beer is clear, light yellow with a small, white, frothy, mostly and quickly diminishing head.<P>
The aroma is maly with a moderate note of husky toasted grain; Trace of floral hop; Trace of yeasty dough; Moderate-to-heavy note of DMS, trace note of metal shavings.<P>
The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately biter with a short, quick, lighly sweet finish.<P>
The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is fizzy.<P>
Everything you’d expect, and perhaps a little less.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 13, 2006
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of finely sized white colored bubbles that were and left behind a transparent typically carbonated light orange colored body. The aroma was lagerish and grassy. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt hops and grassy. Not one that I would buy again.
Ernest (6217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with a light note of soap.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.