IndianaRed (2049) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bend BP Light clear golden with a small tight white head. Soft pislnerish malt aroma and flavor. Lightly sweet and soft palate. A more palatable and sweeter Pilsner.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Bend brewpub. Gold in color with good clarity and a small head. Smokey, mineral, and rich pils malt aroma. Sweet pils malt up front with light bitterness and lightly meaty smoke in the finish. Light bodied and prickly with gently lingering sweetness. A nice, lightly smoked helles. The bartender said that this was brewed with a small amount of smoked malt and filtered through some kind of rock that I can’t remember. All of this I think was to replicate schlenkerla helles and it’s light smoke profile. Cool stuff but the balance was a little odd all the same.