nbutler11 (1263) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received as a gift at RBWG -- thanks! Pours a filtered golden color with a fleeting white head. Smells of potassium and mint leaves -- odd. Nice malt backbone in the flavor with notes of salt and waxy grapefruit rind from the hops. Not bad at all.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle - $5.75 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body, a bit stingy on the head size, with only a slim, white head that fades quickly.
Smell: Cereal-scented malts, grains soaking in tepid water, and the meagerest hints of florals and citrus.
Taste: A sweet cereal maltiness greets the tongue, followed by a small hint of crackling graininess. Lightly floral, lightly spicy with a minor touch of bitterness. Smallest trace of citrus lurking in there as well. Sweetish, ever so slightly crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’s drinkable, it’s decent, easy on the flavor, but goes down easy, too.
unclemattie (3999) - Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12oz bottle. Pours straw yellow, decent white head. As expected. Welcoming aroma of bread and grassy hops. Amazing flavor! Malt body puts me back in my seat. Full of bread and malts. Perfect malt character, perfectly lagered. Three sips and the pint was gone! Amazing. I loved this Lager tremendously.
NEBWineNBeer (7) - USA - FEB 9, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What an incredibly Lager. I wasn’t expecting this at all. It has an out-of-this-world hop aroma almost akin to a Pale Ale. I love it. It is creamy and has a wonderful body, not too light or crisp as some Lagers get. It’s pale in color, like a bright straw yellow with white head. Super easy drinking but very flavorful at the same time. Might be my new favorite.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden colour. The nose is lightly grassy with a touch of pale malt character. Very fresh-smelling with a little bit of wheaty spice as well. Clean yeast. No sulphur but a nice fresh character. Solid lawnmower beer.
obguthr (3388) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2011
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Southwind Cafe Mathews VA: Weak corn aroma. Clear amber, medium light yellow, some glass adherence. Grainy with lemon zest at midpalate. Better than the macros, but still rather weak.
Kuzo (115) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light gold with virtually no head. Aroma is light but has hints of bready malt and citrus hops. The taste is grassy hops with a balanced bitterness and a touch of biscuit. Very light bodied but doesn’t taste watered down and is easy to drink. The carbonation brings out the hops nicely. At only 4% you could drink this all day...literally.
BigBeerDaddy (7) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011 does not count
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear-amber with large gatherings. Very odd old lime lemon smell. Slides down the throat without indifference. Grassweed medicine? With as pure and fresh as it is our family loves this beer for what it is worth...a lot!
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma straight pale malt , toasted feel , malty base with light hop notes. Old traditional continental lager like.
Appearance amber gold with white top. Some lace is shown.
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied, toasted malts behind. Generic malt feel with almost no hop presence in profile. That would be fine if malt was better (wet cloth issue). Average. Note – reminded me of many old school Russian pale lagers.
markwise (4177) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from jcwattsrugger. Pours clear gold with a white head. Nose is slight malt, sweetness, and some more sweetness with a hop or two. Flavor is similar with sweet, malt, and a few hops. Clean finish, not a lot of yeastiness. Good starter, very sessionable.