jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a thin, white head with good carbonation. aroma is light and crisp-mostly malt. Light gold/yellow in color. flavor is crisp with a little sweetness. A bit bland though.
Gachupines (855) - USA - JUN 1, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale golden hue with a thin white head. Taste is clean and crisp with slight bitterness in the end. Probably wouldn’t seek this out, but it’s decent enough.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of Wohlfs. Was actually decent for a pale lager. Aroma and flavor are sweet malt and corn. Dry hop finish. Decent.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewer said this was brewed in the helles style. Pale gold with small head and moderate carbonation. Aroma is initially much more hoppy than a traditional pale lager or helles. Slightly floral and earthy hops, but then a firm toasted malt aroma is noticed. Flavor is balanced pretty well between hops and light malts. Slightly toasty, sweet, light caramel, and bready pils malt. Moderate crisp and bitter finish.
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold, thin white head. Musty, earthy aroma. Surprisingly bitter up front - kind of woodsy - followed bu a definative cereal flavor. Finishes clean. Nicely drinkable with enough bitterness to keep it interesting.
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
02.12.05 12oz bottle. This lonely bottle was on the sparse singles rack, so I took the chance. About as expected: pale yellowish gold pour with sudsy white head that fades. Pleasant aromas of french bread, light lemongrass, some wet paper. Flavors are very mild with only a slight grassy character and some corn. Finishes without event. Not a beer I’d seek out, but would do for washing down a burger.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from lmgraz1. pours a clear pale yellow. a delightful light lager. similiar to a pale German weise beer but this has a slight dry hoppy finish. this would make a great summertime thirst quencher. Thanks Lou.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden amber color. Minimal white head that fades out and leaves no lacing. Cornish aroma, light hop scents also. Fairly crisp. Uninspired flavor, light hop finish. Fair. Thanks Lou!
ChazyRPh (582) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from lmgraz1, clear pale amber pour with basically no head, Different label from the one pictured...I like the one I have better. Mild hoppy nose, with some malts evident also. Corn flavor to start...a little hoppiness in the middle, finally finishing with some maltiness to finish. This is a basic lager and not very distinguishing. Maybe if they added a bit of citrus to brighten this up it would take off...just a thought.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
lmgraz1 is my hookup for this one, which pours a golden tone, with light white head, that is pretty thin. Nose is pretty light as well, with some hop tones. Body is very crisp, the hops come out at the very end of the flavor, but not to the extent that they make the tail bitter. Top end of the taste is almost sweet, but again, it is very well balanced. This was the last of my CHBC brews, and I enjoyed every ounce of their brews.