Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Hand marked #731 on the cap under the plastic. Thanks to Saarlander! Clear light gold with a decent white head. Nice lace. Mild grain nose, light floral hop. Not bad - a mild, fairly tasty, inoffensive lager.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from Papago - Pours a clear golden color with a one and a half finger thick white head. Very light lacing. Has some lively carbonation. Aroma is light herbal hops, a touch of diacetyl, and dusty grain. Flavor is lightly sweetened grain with some very light hops. Palate is soft with no unpleasant lingering aftertaste. Light to medium body. This is a pretty good lager.
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
August 2008 Bottle Date: Sampled September 2008,br>
Pours into my 25cl tulip glass with a frothy, initially almost three finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is actually a nice copper hue as it sits on my desk and shows a bright, brilliantly clear, full gold color when held up to the light. Aromas of sweet grain, a touch of honey like malt, a light herbal / citrus note that is a bit like lemon verbena, a cracker like grain character. The malt here definitely plays the leading role (especially a dusty, crushed grain note), but there is just enough hop character to be noticeable.
Lightly sweet, but finishes with a crisp dry quality. The hop character provides light flavors of herbs and a light grassiness as well as a faint, slightly astringent bitterness. The sweetness has a certain light toffee note to it, with a touch of honey’d malt and a sweet, grassy grain note. There is something to this that reminds me of marshmallows, though I am not sure what. This has quite a bit of heft to it for a lighter American Style Lager and I would guess that it is actually an all malt brew; I definitely like the mouthfeel, it has a certain creaminess to it, but is still light enough to be quite quaffable. As the beer warms up just a hint of DMS is noticeable around the edges and actually seems to add positively to the flavor profile with a soft creamed corn note.
Not a bad beer, with it being called an American Lager I was expecting something a bit more macro oriented. This certainly has a modicum of flavor though and I could even see myself drinking this again if the mood struck me.
Purchased: Papago Brewing Co., Scottsdale AZ
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought from Euclid Liquor, Upland. A nice lager, some Grassiness, slight hops, abit sticky, but very clean finish. A nice brew, brewed near my house, always fresh, good stuff!
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
mmm, free beer! pours a clear orange golden brown with a soapy white head and lots of drippy lacing. the head fades to a film and stays there for quite a while. aroma is (lager) yeasty, orange peels, grass and soapy floral hops. nice and dry on the palate... definite flavor of their house yeast, orange blossoms, straw and light grain. dry, lightly bitter herbal finish with a bit of a spicy kick. medium body. refreshing and clean. very quaffable and well suited for the oppressive summer heat...