olio (5951) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ Nöet Niegenough.
Rated on 20100718.
Pours golden color with small white head. Aroma of clove, spices, lemony fruits, grass and herbal notes. Flavor of dry hay, lemony fruits, grain and some butter notes.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear straw body, small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, melon, some herbal. Taste is moderately sweet, strawbeery, straw/herbal. Light-medium body, some crispness.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet and buttery diacytl nose with light grass. Taste is more butter, bland malt. Not good. Dumped, next.
sonnycheeba (3377) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear yellow with average white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is butter, light fruit, sweet malt, and faint grassy notes. Flavor is average malt, faint hops, and medium light esters; sweet finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is corn, pilsner malt, light spicy hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 17, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Churchkey thanks to Travlr. The pour is a clear yellow with a small white head quickly diminshing. Nose is pretty obvious diacetyl and margarine character...how did this happen with a lager? Taste is big butter slickness masking what is underneath could possibly be a beautiful beer- fresh papaya and melon character. Palate is spritzy and very sharp carbonation. Unwelcome diacetyl slickness. Really could be something awesome but severely lacking in fundamentals.
suprchunk (2103) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale straw pour. Small white head that fades quickly. A small amount of lacing left over. A dry malty aroma. Slight bit of hops and yeast. Dry and sweet mouthfeel. A slight hoppy bitterness and taste. Slight malt flavor as well. Very dry. Not bad, but there is something not quite right that I can’t put my finger on.
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at KC Beerfest 10-22. Comes a light hazy gold with an average white head. Aroma of malt, grass and hops. Taste is citrus, malt, hops and spice. Pretty good.
Frovigalning (2928) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a slightly hazy golden liquid with a white head. Mild smell and taste pale malts and light bread. A fresh pilsner that is lightly malted and with a mild bitterness.
KyotoLefty (6183) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2013 Bottle at ABC. Full, malty nose, a touch of grassy hop, but more like an Export than a pils. Bready, with a touch of lemon. Clear golden with a low lacy head. More hops come through in the mouth for sure, some slightly strange lemon, hay, plus a very bitter finish. All along, bready malts. Thick and malty. The balance is pretty decent, to be sure, but this still fails to excite me. The flavor is a bit too muddy for a pils. Still, nicely hoppy and drinkable. Better than when I had it on tap.
Draught at Toronado, Sept. 2011. Medium yellow-gold with lace. Grainy aroma, with hay, cereals, very malty. Rich cereal malt flavor as well, with grains, light hops, hay, ok bitterness. Rather heavy. Sweet and worty—rather under-attenuated, it seems. A huge disappointment from one of my favorite brewers. 6/2/7/3/13