smith4498 (3224) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark golden color with white head. Aromas of fruit and biscuit malts. Similar flavors with a hint of sweetness. Light to medium body with average carbonation.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750 ml bottle (2010) from Bootleggers) Pours lightly hazy yellow-gold with several fingers of stiff, nearly white head. Turns cloudier near the bottom of the bottle. Aroma of pine over caramel and honey with some sweat. Mouthfeel smooth and a bit prickly and a bit dry. Lots of sticky, foamy lacing. Flavor of pine hoppiness over caramel-honey with a bit of sweat. An OK example of the style but all others bow before ST Krampus!
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Kenwood Liquors. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aromas of grassy hops, lemon, citrus, herbal spice, and pilsner malts. Flavors of light malts, lemon, citrus, spices, and grassy hops. Pretty tasty pilsner.
birderbeerer (112) - Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of hops. Light but distinctly piney hops.
Pours golden-yellow, creamy head, sticky lace. Mostly translucent--a good pour shows the carbonation clouding below the head and rising to support it. As the head settles, the beer takes on a more hazy appearance.
Taste is as advertised: A hoppy pilsner. Interesting. A smooth and creamy pilsner but hop forward. Tangy. I like this. The hops give bite to an otherwise light lager.
It’s pretty sharply carbonated and the hops leave a slight sticky film.
This is well done. A hoppy and sweet pilsner.
coolfunnj (323) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma mainly of hops and wheat a hint of the malts and some citrusy quality..cloudy off yellow color,dissipating head,lacing ..tastes of tingly hops,bit of caramel and a corny flavor,citrus also not bad.. perfectly carbonated thin-medium mouthfeel biiter to dry aftertaste that doesnt linger much overall yeah its good but not really anything that special and it should be at 8 bucks for 25 oz.
RickTStiles (818) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours pale golden with a bubbly white hea and nice lacing. aroma is sharp, toasted and citric with a touch of caramel. taste is pale malt, a bit of that old lage twinge, and a toasty feeling overall. citrus and hops come through more than most pilsners. finish is long and surprisingly bitter. a very nice beer although I’m not much of a pilsner guy myself.
obguthr (4430) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate hay and grapefruit peel nose. Shimmering amber, thin head. Spicy, dry, grassy, and bitter, but not excessive. Grainy at midpalate, with a resurgence of bitter grapefruit peel in the finish. One of the better examples of the style.
BrewBoxer (2400) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle> Golden color with little head. Smells of hops and raisins> Taste is carmel and brown bread with a crispness> Very good but not the best from dogifsh
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Pours pale and golden orange with a frothy, 3-finger white head. Sticky blebs of lacing remain on the glass as the head recedes. Aromas of pine, guava, buttery dough, and light berry and caramel. The flavor is lightly bitter pine, earthy hops, bark, and a caramel and mild pilsner presence in the finish. Full-bodied and slightly warming, with medium carbonation. A very nice, refreshing, smooth beer.
mansquito (3981) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Beer Distributors DFH sampling: Pouring a golden colour with a frothy white head. Aroma of lemon and piny hops. Mouthfeel was quite good and nice. I had it pretty cold, so I don’t know if it was allowed to get all of its flavor out there. While I think it was a very tasty beer, with absolutely no offensive traits (i.e. what most lower end beers of this style have). Nice hoppy, grass, lemon, bread and all that good stuff.