Onslow (1161) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Typical pale lager in appearance - clear pale yellow with a finger or two of whit ehead. Aroma dominated by grassy hops with overtones of sour cider, some faint corny grains. Taste is dominated by grassy hops at the start with a grassy / bitter hops finish at the end. Somewhat out of balance and needing a bit of malt at the start. Average palate. Not bad and more distinctive than many pale lagers, especially with the respectable hops finish.
bhensonb (11056) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a Grocery Outlet store. Typical pale lager pour - gold with frothy white head. Nice aromas of pale malt and grassy hop. Near medium body with frothy carbonation. It’s a bit bready, not too sweet, and in the finish there’s a fair amount of bitter on the rear edges of the tongue. More drinkable than many. Much more. I am sensitive to skunk; didn’t detect any.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. As soon as the bottle cap was removed, a gale force of skunk-lager wind rushed into my nose and shot straight up into my brain. It just did. The Rugen Brau dimpled mug held this deeper-than-I-thought yellow beer that was bubbling with excitement. A quick-rising and even quicker fading head of white sat briefly atop the beer. Corn skunk flavoring and malty grain sat flatly on my tongue. Prickly mouthfeel. Probably good at a party but not for a nice evening of qualtiy brew quaffing.
stephenj007 (107) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour, with a small, white foam head, which laced the side of the glass for a few minutes. A clear, to light looking pee color, slightly skunky aroma. No overly or lasting signifigant flavors or aromas noted. Carbonation was higher than most lagers. Nothing really special here, just a beer on sale at the market. Tastes good enough for a cheap summer bbq evening.
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma has the very familiar ’euro macro lager smell’ of latex and grass hops with sweet pale malt. The appearance is pale gold with an average head for the style. The flavor is just... like... the aroma. The palate is thin but smooth from carbonation. Overall it’s what I expected and not undrinkable but far from great.
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
old beer can aroma with some grassy corn .. low headring .. nice grassy notes with a medium bitterness .. refreshing ... light golden colour .. an easy drinking lager that finishes clean but boring .. .. this will probably sit ..
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This clear yellow beer poured with a generous white head and a skunky cheap lager aroma. There is a pale malt flavor with a hint of hop bitterness. That’s about it.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a golden yellow. Aromas of malts/hops and maybe a hint of some citrus. Nice sweet malt flavor with a good hop note at the end.
PorterPounder (5540) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Liquors - 11.2 oz bottle. Pale golden pour, little to no head. As expected, skunky aroma. Flavor has a lot of corniness, some hard water. Thinnish mouthfee with some bubbly spritzinessl. Typical stubby green bottled Dutch beer - drinkable, but not worth writing home about.
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a light, clear golden color with a very short lived white head. Smell is a mixture of corn like sweetness, skunkiness and the crystal pure artesian water it’s brewed with... Taste is rather sweet for a pale lager and has a touch of bitterness that doesn’t do enough to balance. The cheap sweetness lingers well into the aftertaste. Thin body and normal carbonation. Not a great pale lager, unfortunately.