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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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This wonderful hoppy lager is a new addition to our ever-expanding Exponential (Seasonal) Series. The Crystal hops give it a clean spice while the Calypso hops give it a pleasant, almost fruity aroma. Easy to drink, perfect for a summer day out.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2013
Bomber. Pale, hazy yellow. Wheat, grain and stank aroma. Grain, pith and tang. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2467) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
August 2011. 22 oz. bottle. Pours straw yellow with a white foamy head. Hay, grass and malty flavors with a nice hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Sampled on 3/19.2012. This Premium Lager pours a slightly hazy yellow gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head. The aroma is grassy/herbal, spicy and citrusy. A medium bodied Premium lager. The malts are cereal, grassy and spicy. The hops are floral, grapefruity and citrusy. Lively carbonation. Nice balance. Very lemony and slightly tart/acidic, there is also some spiciness going on here as well. Nice beer, a very drinkable lager. Crisp and refreshing, it would make a nice summer session beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (758) - USA - MAR 14, 2013
Pale gold, clear, white head. Aroma of pilsner malt, herbal and floral hops. Flavor again features pilsner malt, a little grainy sweetness, moderate spicy noble hop flavor with a little lingering bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (4671) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
This one poured a clear light gold color with a white head. Aroma was of grass, pale malt, and light herbal hops. Flavor was similar unfortunately, not real hop character to make me think this is different than other pale lagers.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
penstemon (127) - - FEB 7, 2013
Pours bright golden yellow with a white head. Aromas of grass, hay, pome fruits, pale malt, a little pissy/metallic. Tastes of cracker, biscuit, crisp apple, pear, grass, a little earthy. Light and dry palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2824) - Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2013
22 ounce bottle into pilsener glass; Release 7, bottled 5/24/2012. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing on the glass; with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, pepper, grass, floral, cracker, bready grain, and earthy hop spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, orange zest, floral, grass, cracker, bread, pepper, pine, and herbal hop spiciness. Fair amount of lemony pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, floral, grass, pepper, cracker, bread, pine, and herbal hop spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance with good complexity; good hop/malt balance; and almost zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a crisp, prickly, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good hoppy pale lager. Nice hop/malt flavor balance with solid complexity; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. I enjoyed this quite a bit, very well done.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6342) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (cracker, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (resin, herbs), with light notes of soap, cat pee, and celery. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, very husky. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Wow, itís hard to pick a winner between this and the Urban Chestnut zwickel (sampled in the same session)...this has more aroma hops to help cover up the problems, but the acrid pee-and-celery odor is pretty unpleasant (and I donít care for the resinous hops anyway). This is shockingly husky in the finish (extremely unpleasant), so it loses in the flavor score. I guess if I was forced to drink one at gunpoint, it would be the zwickel. Since Iím not under duress, though, Iím going to wash my mouth out with some De Ranke instead.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2309) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Had from the bottle at the brewery. The nose is soft pilsner malts. Nice spicy/fruity hop character, grainy, slightly sweet. A tasty lager, one of the better lagers I have had.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brouwerij (942) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Release #6 (5.5 ABV), Bottle. Pours a clear golden straw color with two fingers of rocky white head. Good retention and little thick lacing. Aroma is hoppy with malty, nutty undertones. Flavor is moderately hoppy up front, fading into mild nutty, malty tones. Slightly bitter finish that lingers. Moderate carbonation, light body, and a crisp texture. Initially I was unsure about the combination of lager yeast and hops, but was pleasantly surprised. Refreshing, nice hop profile, drinkable, an interesting beer.


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