JohnBruns (100) - Cissna Park, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle, pours golden with a cream white 1 finger head. Aroma is faint grainy. Taste is semi-sweet and grainy as well with dry ’stale’ finish
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The beer pours a light clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grain and corn, with a little a bit of something off in it. Not a nice smelling beer. The flavor is also not too great. I get some corn and malt, as well as some sugary sweetness. There is a little bit of grape in the flavor, but it is overshadowed by the other grainy flavors. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a beer to seek out.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of honey, grain, and grass. Flavor of honey, grain, nuts, and earth.
Drake (8322) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from a sampler purchased at a Wegman’s. Pours a clear golden with a thin white head that quickly fades. Aroma of sweet caramel and a very faint bit of toasted malts. The taste is sweet malts, grain, faintly grassy and nutty finish. Medium bodied. Meh.
maltdog (617) - Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brassy gold, marshmallow crème head. Pleasing but completely inappropriate aromas of concord grape, bubblegum wrapper, baking spice, toasted almonds, cherry. Flavor is equal parts malt and cherry licorice, plus trace amounts of fennel and dried cranberry. Oily with crisp carbonation. Tasty, but CRAZY fruity... I would have guessed this to be a fruit beer fermented with a Belgian yeast.
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gold clear pour. Minimal head with no lacing. This beer has the same buttery sweet bread thing going on as the Pale Lager (Helles) Bock from Dundee. Is this the same beer? Seems like it is. I was expecting a much more crisp finish but I am still getting that butterscotch diacetyl aftertaste. Almost a sweet corn adjunct to the flavor? Not impressed.
emtilt (1) - Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2011 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pale, clear golden color with a weak and quickly fading white head. Aroma is sweet and simple. Taste is similar to aroma, with a sweet undertone and very little bitterness. Mouthfeel is average and unremarkable, perhaps dominated by carbonation. Overall, it is drinkable but highly unremarkable and uninteresting..
Finhead (1170) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear, lightly golden pour with a white head. The biscuit aroma is subtle and mildly sweet smelling. The light body is refreshing and crisp without tasting watery. The semi-sweet taste gives way to a dry finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6843) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours gold with slight haze and thin white head. The aroma is mild with some graininess, some fruity esters and faint dirty sweaty socks. The taste is sweet, slightly grainy and then stale dark fruity esters.
ChainGangGuy (4362) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours out a clear, blonde body with a smallish, receding, white head.
Smell: Sweetish, honey-scented nose with altogether meager notes of vaguely bready malts and alcohol-spritzed fruit.
Taste: Sweet, honeyish maltiness with a hint of soft biscuit innards. Moderately fruity with a trace of candied lemon. Not a bite of spicy-minded hops as it is a halfhearted tickle. Very, very low bitterness felt. Finishes a bit sweet, with a hint of malted wheat, and a slight heftiness weighing on the tongue.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation. Slight mouth-coating slickness present.
Drinkability: As a Kölsch, it’s neither particularly authentic nor particularly good, but it is easily drinkable. So, it’s essentially on-par with the rest of their offerings.As