emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks jcwattsrugger. Pours a tanslucent soft pale yellow with a frothy white head. The nose is earthy, sweet, grassy, hay, . The flavor is mildly sweet, grassy, hay, mild bitterness, some waxyness. Pretty decent. Well balanced, no off characters. Some waxy bite on the way out.
wlajwl (3322) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rather good aroma for a pale lager, bready and slightly sweet. It has a rather simple but effective pale lager taste to it, it has a light bitterness to it, the label doesnít lie. Pretty good pale lager.
jcos (1350) - 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.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average golden colored easy drinking lager. Medium bodied, sweet malt flavors and a light dusty bitterness. Finishes with a short sweetness.
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.
simonbilyk (82) - Maine, USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Smells like corn and cascade. The cascade aroma is crisp and not too fruity, that comes when you drink it. This beer is thicker then feels right, it has a nice balance of flavors but itís not as easy drinking as the flavor would suggest. I should mention the stunning clarity, I bet you can see a penny at the bottom of a bucket filled with this beer, itís beautiful to look at. Yay beer!
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 wasnít one. Not bad for a session beer!
bhensonb (9817) - 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. Thereís a very light toffee note with a large amount of floral hop. Medium plus body with sharp, foamy carbonation. Iím getting a mild toffee flavor with a lot of floral hop. Itís lightly sweet and pretty bitter all at once. Finish seems grassy bitter. Drinks very well.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - 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: Itís drinkable, itís decent, easy on the flavor, but goes down easy, too.
DrnkMcDermott (2715) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle from HyVee, Davenport. Hm, pours a golden color when my impression of an "East Coast" lager is shaped by the more amber colored Sams and Brooklyns and Yuengling. But okay. Sudsy head, lots of bubbles clinging to side, and a pronounced papery oxidation smell under the cap make this look like a bowling alley beer. I can catch a small amount of malt on the nose, nothing huge. But then, an agreeably malty taste with some peppery German hops right up front. Thought I caught a bit of extra saccharine, but it slipped away again. Finishes up nice and malty, just donít know what this has that keeps it from being called a pilsener.