Tonkun (586) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Yellowish orange clear pour. Floral, malt. Light upfront with good carbonation. Slight bitterness with sweet bread. Short but balanced and clean finish
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle on October 28th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange yellow, darker than the standard "pale lager".
Aroma: Aroma of faint floral hop, some cereal malt but not bad like other pale lagers.
Taste:Some floral notes, citrus, light bitterness, light malt
Palate:Light body, quick aftertaste.
Summary: First off, thanks Ben! I figured it was appropriate to drink this "East Coast Lager" while the East Coast is about to get drenched by Hurricane/Whatever Sandy. To be fair, I see pale lager donít think very much of the beer. However, Iím impressed with this one. Nice lighter beer, nothing outstanding but it might be the best of itís category Iíve had. Oh, and Ben, if you are still reading, whatever bad finish you tasted on your sample of this beer is not on this one.
fidelis83 (1796) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours pale gold with a thin, soapy, white head that has decent retention and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is grass, spice, hay, toast, bready yeast and cereal grain. Flavor is mostly a sort of sweet breadiness up front with some toast coming in toward the finish along with the spicy, planty hops. Palate is thin throughout, starts a little oily and finishes off dry with a moderate strength, sharp carbonation. Itís odd, the hops donít really come in until near the finish, but fade very quick and the beer finishes pretty clean, despite starting sweet and finishing hoppy (relative to the style in both cases), I would imagine this could appeal to many BMC drinkers. Seems more like a premium lager, as is is pretty well hopped and fairly malty, though it may not be all malt.
crajun (872) - , Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle from eel basher to glass; nice aroma of malts/floral. weak piss color pour. taste = hoppy bitterness to me; lessens as it warmed. no thanks.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from wine warehouse Charlottesville. Pours dark golden with a quarter inch of white foam which leaves a slight amount of lacing. Not much on the nose except for a faint malt smell. Fairly thin on the tongue witha bit of a citrus thing on the finish. Not as crisp and clean or as flavorful as Iíd hoped.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear gold with a medium to thick white head. Sweet corn and grain on the nose. Weird grain. Strange, almost chalky bitterness. Sweet and grainy on the finish.
maxwelldeux (2928) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Itís got the slightly sweet maltiness of a lot of lagers, but is fairly easy to drink. Pours cloudy with no head. OK, but nothing remarkable.
BillWyce (660) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From notes: Poured hazy straw color with a small, thin white head that was gone quickly. Aroma was light, with grassy and yeasty notes. Body is a touch on the thin side. Flavor was very light. Grassy, with a touch of yeast and maybe a touch of citrus.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Moderate old grain aroma. Hazy golden color with a medium white head. Mild bitter beginning that fades in the finish.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bottle. Outstanding for the style - deep yellow pour with a small white head. Aroma and taste feature some grassy hops and a touch of sweetness - excellent alternative to BMC.