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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Hailing from Cologne Germany this rare style of ale is served in a Stange glass to highlight its straw color, high carbonation, and easy drinkability. Notes of bread and a slight bitterness make this an easy drinking Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2014
16 ounce bottle - pours a hazy light gold - very low carbonation, though, with a minimal lace - there is a nice floral hop character to the nose, along with a touch of mineral and soft wheat tones - simple, but inviting - carbonation is a little low, but the texture is decent - fairly simplistic flavor, even for the style, but fairly enjoyable - medium dry, with low bitterness - some drying mineral character, the light tang of wheat, subtle hop flavor - finish has a mild note of DMS, but otherwise okay, despite its simplicity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.. Body is light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with light notes of DMS and honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. I swore off this brewery after five very mediocre beers (two of which were terrible), but Mike suggested this wasn’t too shabby of a quaffer, and he was right. There aren’t many low-ABV pale beers available from microbreweries these days, where Imperial This and Imperial That rule the shelves. And this brewery is one of the typical offenders, too, where almost everything they make is 7.5% or higher. So it’s cool that they attempted a more drinkable type of beer and didn’t fail miserably at it. This admittedly is playing it too safe, though...very light aroma and very soft and simple in the mouth...it’s borderline boring, but that’s not the style’s fault nor the ABV’s fault, as there are fantastic examples of both out there. But I think it does require some specialization in low gravity, traditional old world brewing to get it right. The DMS seems to vary a bit from bottle to bottle, and sometimes makes it a little challenging to enjoy the nice hop bouquet. Quibbles aside, though, I’m pleased that a beginner brewery was able to make something at least drinkable in this vein...very worthy for mindless sluggin’ indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold with fine white head of moderate retention. Calcium / mineral touches on a pale malt core of baked crackers / bread. Faint corn-like notes. Light body, medium-low sweetness, medium to low bitterness, carbonation has mild brashness and aroma hops are a touch green / vegetal though altogether low and quiet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gmellison (368) - Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours a hazy straw yellow, with small white head. Aroma is grass, straw, and citrus. Aroma is mildy spicy, citrus, grass. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013

Bottle 1pint.

ABV: 4.2%. Clear light to medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, fruity, flowery, herbs. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, herbs, floral, pale malt, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20131111]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (1665) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2013
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Pale, straw and clear with a white head. Lightly bitter and lightly sweet with bready malts and noble hops. Light body with a crisp feel and a smooth finish. Refreshing and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Light yellow with light green tone, small white head. Aroma of malt, light green apples, grassy hops. Flavor is malt, fruity, grass, straw. Thin body, lively carbonation. 111113

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (9832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light hoppy - flowers. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Above average carbonation. 111113

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (9832) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle, 4.2%. Clear yellow with small white head. Aroma is malt, wheat, straw and fruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, straw, wheat, little sweet, little bread and a little bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
Sample. Medium head with medium duration. Color is yellow. Aroma and taste are malt, little perfume, flowers, soap, grass and hops. Nice.

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