WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyable and easier to imagine coming back to than a lot of Sam’s more extreme creations. Nose of sweet malts and hops. Amber with a large white head, good lacing. Not over the top on any dimension. Takes liberty with the pils / lager description by hopping more strongly and with some PNW hops. More of an American Pale, I think. Nice combination of old world floral and new world citrus hopping, whatever the beer is called.
jjsint (890) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Bartons Arms, Birmingham. Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a large tight white head. Scent of apricot, yeasty bread, a bit of hard citrus and grassy hop. Taste is bitter with a tempering fruity sweetness. Some savoury bready flavours leading up to a lip smacking bitter finish. Superb.
7stern (410) - Bromma, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy bronze colour with dense head. Peach, melon and grass aroma. Mellow fruit taste, balanced bitterness making up for rather short taste.
motman (6) - - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrusy aroma and a strong ( too strong for me) fruity flavour and back of nose aroma. Nice malt, spice backbone.
NallePalle (141) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (elegant design). Already when opened, and before pouring up the liquid, aromas of citrus came from the bottle. Very much citrus indeed. Good taste, finish etc., probably due to the higher alcohol contents. Would maybe not try again, but an interesting beer.
abergdahl (62) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh and hoppy aroma with some citrus/fruit hints. A bit hazy light orange, very nice top, white foamy... Perfect
Taste is also fresh, I feel a strong taste of passion fruit, refreshing.
The palete is medium body with a soft carbonation and an almost oily texture. The finish is long and fresh with a hint of Long Island ice tea.. Sort of.. Sweet but with enough alcohol and bitterness to create a nice refreshing balance....
Like it a lot
Lilja (1714) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smak och doft av humle, jäst, citrus med toner av citron, gräs, persika och ananas. Lagom sötma, bra beska, en aning torr och sträv. God kombination.
fdemmer (23) - - OCT 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
little smell, stronger taste. hardly foam but nice carbon. when a Pils falls in love with california pale ale. bitter (citrus), sweet (maple syrup? 7.5%!), refreshing.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"wonderful aroma...pushing a 9...pils malt, generous hops...great balance. cloudy yellow/gold with fluffy tan head. flavor sweet and bitter, crisp, satisfying. gotta get another boulevard to have a head to head, but one of the best pils lagers i’ve had. oddly hoppier in aroma, and maybe in flavor, than atleast 1 DFH ipa."
geologyguy (742) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
smell has a grape undertone to it that is slightly sweet and good....taste is more bitter than it smells...hops smooth out a bit as you drink...just barely qualifies as a good beer....
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a light hazy with a nice golden hue and a tall rocky head to top it off. (The last glass has a much heavier haze.)The head has excellent retention and it clings to the glass leaving lots of thick chunky lacing behind. This is lovely and full of fruity pale and biscuity sweetness with juicy hops. Notes of pineapple, peach and floral/citrusy hops fill the nose. To start with I must say that there was less hop bitterness than I was expecting from the continually-hopped beer. What was there was in very good balance. As with the aroma I picked up nice tropical fruit notes on sweet pale biscuity base, complemented with citrusy hops. The finish is fruity and balanced with pleasant hop bitterness. On the palate it has a firm medium feel with nice lively and balanced carbonation.