StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Completely transparent yellow-gold in color with some renegade bubbles rising to the top, where a dusty white head and similar wrung hold dominion. Bright aroma with sugary lemon wafers, expensive dish detergent, and lollypops. An over-arching theme of cleanliness, brightness and sweetness. Interesting garden variety flavor. Initially thin and then an herbal character is divulged. Malt profile is generally shunned while much attention was devoted to the hop bitterness. Tingly, musky, dry and clean. Quite possibly a contract brew for Stetson Cologne.
JoeinDahlem (1437) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GTMW ’11. Goddamn, why aren’t there more of these? Or why don’t they get the attention they deserve? It’s a full-flavored lager with plenty of grassy, classy, spicy hop character. Aroma was like sticking my nose in the foil bag from the homebrew shop. Moderately bitter in the flavor... gives you a little slap but sets no limits on your gullet. Also, bitchin’ name.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent pils with a light color but with some nice hop character. The light sweet bready malt hid well in the background allowing for the low hop character to stick out a little. Well blended brew but could have gone for a more fresh hop character. Did not seem to be dry hopped.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color, with lots of lacing. An enjoyable herbal/floral scent. It was a slightly spicy beer, with cloves being noticeable. Gently hopped. A surprisingly good pilsner.