KolonelKlink (65) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL Bottle. Pours straw yellow with fluffy white head. Aromas are of straw, floral/spicey hops and oats. Flavours: Sweet malt with a hint of grassy hop resin. Well structured. Clean, bitter finish. Very, very good for a lager.
phaleslu (9251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle from Friar Tuck in Fenton. Pours a pale yellow color, completely clear, with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grassy and herbal hops, straw, wheatgrass, and barley malts. Flavor follows suit closely. Light-bodied, with a grassy mouthfeel and high, crisp carbonation. Very dry throughout and on the finish. Great hop character- fresh, crisp, and herbal. I’m surprised to see how much other Americans are buying this for; at one of the notoriously highest-priced stores in the St. Louis area, it was about $5. Well worth it, too, as it’s the best pale lager I’ve ever had. New Zealand, you’ve done it again.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear light pale yellow body, medium white head. Grassy herbal Saazish aroma. Very tasty. Light body, very drinkable, dry bready pale malts, moderately spicy hopping. This beer is probably way under the radar, but definitely worth drinking. Only downside is the price.
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant enough lager from Premiere Gourmet. Pours light yellow, with no lasting head to speak of, which is difficult the way I pour. Neutal aromas. Good drinker this hot late summer night. Average mouthfeel for he style. Dry finish. Nothing special to speak about taste wise other than not offensive.
JohnnyJ (5354) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold pour. Malt, light hops, slightly herbal and sweet. Good for what it is, but not the interesting.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20100707 500ml bottle from State Line. Straw colored with fine white head that mostly fades. Aroma is very pleasant, very mild, with a slight grassy hop, hay, and slight cream of wheat. Body is rather thin and incredibly dry, however mostly without bitterness until very late on the palate when a sharp herbal bite swoops in out of left field with a refreshing tingle. Kind of reminds me of mineral water where you get a mouthful and are thinking, meh, just water, but then the whole of the thing just erupts in one tiny moment of sensory joy. Palate and profile are very similar. Flavor doesn’t add much, if anything. It’s actually remarkably bland, but there’s not a thing about it I find off-putting or foul. In fact, I have really enjoyed drinking this one. Nicely done beer, but not nine bucks nice.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale lager that pours a pale yellow colour, with a white head that lasts. Not as good as Epic’s other beers, but a good place to start
bmeup (635) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin looking pale yellow with a lasting white head. Floral passionfruit & sweet malty aromas. Thin meduim body with good carbonation. Dry hop finish. Pretty good pale lager.
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Pale gold hue, large fluffy white head, very good lacing, looked good in a pilsner glass. The aromas from this bottle were a rather strange mix of; bread dough, pages in an old paperback book, band-aid, light citrus especially lime, hay, a touch of banana, even slight wheatiness - weird although still appealing. Sweet with gentle bitterness. Tingly carbonation, dry finish. This got better as I drunk it but by by the end of the bottle I had got bored of it. Overall fairly good but perhaps I was expecting too much given its 100th percentile for its style rating, the price tag, and the other amazing Epic beers I have had. I guess there is a (low) limit to how good a pale lager can be.
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A golden beer with a thin lazing white head. The aroma has notes of malt as well as lighter notes of hops and straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and straw, leading to a lighlty bitter finish.