IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2005
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Poured golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of stale corn and mega skunk. The flavor is stomach-churningly skunky, with some corn and hop notes. Taste like it was brewed with sweatsocks. This beer is crappy enough to deserve to be marketed worldwide in cases of thirty and bought by the millions.
heemer77 (5194) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Duane. Bright gold body. The aroma is cooked carrots and some fresh apples. There is a hint of celery salt. The taste has fresh green beans and some spicy black pepper in the finish. There is also a bite of grass. A nice rendition of the style.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 At NJ Craft Brew Fest 2005: A good lager that stands above most other examples. Very easy to drink with no aftertaste. This would be a good session beer for craft lovers that are just starting out.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours pale golden, very thin head, decent color and an ok smell, tastes smooth, but body is watery, yet this beer is drinkable.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - 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 (1106) - 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 (5075) - 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 (5638) - 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 (2654) - 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.