Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - clear golden colour with a little white foam left; some cream and aromatic hoppiness; medium to full-bodied, some decent bitterness lasting long in an aromatic hoppy finish - very nice
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle as a trade bonus from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a mostly clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma of sweet pale malts, straw, sugar, corn, grains, and grass. Flavor of pale malts, sugar, mineral notes, grains and corn, and grass. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a grassy, mineral mouthfeel. Not a whole lot to it, but certainly one of the better pale lagers I’ve had.
TheBeerGod (5007) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, off-white head. Grassy and floral hops in the nose with sweet malt, grains and light lemon. Taste is light lemon, grassy hops, floral notes, soft biscuity malt, grains and a hint of honey. Body is medium with bubbly carbonation. Ends with more grains, grassy hops, light lemon and sweet malt.
bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours hazy gold with a foamy 2 finger white head. There’s a very light toffee note with a large amount of floral hop. Medium plus body with sharp, foamy carbonation. I’m getting a mild toffee flavor with a lot of floral hop. It’s lightly sweet and pretty bitter all at once. Finish seems grassy bitter. Drinks very well.
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a clear yellow. Nose of pine, hops. Taste of bitter hops, pine and light malt. Rather good for the style.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 9, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with a white head. Malty, light fruits, and some grassy, hoppy notes int he aroma. Bubbly mouth. Flavor is much like the aroma. Really not much in the way of flavor, this one seems like Cricket Hill’s shot at BMC. Decent.
Leighton (9646) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear, light gold. Light malt aroma, some cracker and caramel. Sweet flavor, with more caramel, biscuit and some nice floral, grassy bitters to finish. Light bodied with average carbonation. Nothing to complain about here.
Nickls (1750) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Old BA rate - bottle)
Poured with a thinner pure white head; poor retention; clear yellowy macro gold color. Grassy hops; freshly mown lawn; earthy; biscuity dough; mineral ending aroma. Some malt sweetness; grassy hops show up in the taste as well; to be quite honest there’s not much going on here; macro inspired, but at least a little more tasty. Light; crisp carbonation; palate cleaner. Not bad at all actually; would take this over other US/Euro macros for a lawn mower brew. Overall, bland and uninteresting, but at least no off-flavors and decently drinkable when cold.
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
20 oz mug on tap at Brickhouse in South Plainfield, NJ. Pours a light golden color typical of a pale lager, no real discernable aroma except for light yeastiness until much later in the drink when it becomes mildly hoppy. Taste is sweet with a little bit of bitterness as the drink wears on. Palate is smooth, finish is crisp for a pale lager. Overall decent pale lager, much better than Bud/Miller Light.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2010 on tap at the brewery, pours a picture perfect darker yellow. bitter for a lager. Its been a while since i had a great lager. This one wasn’t one. Not bad for a session beer!