thirstystirrer (15) - , NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have tried this on tap at The Malthouse in Wellington and in bottles from Regional- Great ’intro’ beer for those new to the world of craft lager. Bright lemony straw colour with good head retention. Floral tones with a hint of cirtrus and herb, which while flavour packed is not overbearing. To be honest, I didnt enjoy this much at first however... the crisp, clean finish keeps bringing you back for another- pretty much a regular feature in my fridge now as my uninspired Becks and Stella drinking mates can handle the transition to this easier than with many other beers of this style.
yeastlove (9) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried this beer at Beervana 08, clear golden in colour with strong head retention. Smelt great !! Floral hops are present with a smash of citrus.
flavoursome but not over bearing still got the refreshment factor going on... If youve ever mowed under the grapefruit tree on a stinkin hot day and theres fruit on the ground that goes under the mower and as it goes clunk clunkirrreeeen you just happen to take a deep breath... you probably deserve a beer.
wlajwl (4625) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 The aroma is bread and hops. The flavor is bready with a good hoppiness to it that leads into a dry and lingeringly bitter finish. Very good all around.
argo0 (12124) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Crystal clear straw body topped by small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy/grassy, light bread, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grassy/spicy, some grapefruit, light bread, lemony lager yeast. Clean light-medium body, some crispness.
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brilliant clear pale straw color with snow white cap of foam. Nose very familiar and pleasant yeast/Co2 w/ slight fruit notes. Taste has a very well orchestrated yeast to toffee sweet to slight fruity finish. Smooth and decently crisp. Love this lager it’s definitely a brew for the man that spends his days in brewery collecting yeast out of fermentation tanks. I say that cause while enjoying brew in kept bringing me back there and to appreciate the fruits of the labor...especially in hot summer day. Cheers Epic job well done!
Rangi (640) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a lager but a very well made lager. Subtle all round. Some pleasant biscuit come through with a nice amount of sweetness. Great clear amber colour. Refreshing. A nice well made lager but have a epic pale ale straight after and you wonder why lager has been the most popular style for so long.
youngcaptain (7) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
not as good as the Epic Pale but damn good for a Lager, loads of zingy citrus aromas, super refreshing !!
Pyobon (1096) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml bottle) Poured clear pale amber with nice off-white head. Nice but subtle aroma from the hops - floral, pineapple. Medium body with good carbonation. Hops dominate the flavour from start to finish. There’s very little else left in the flavour except at the start perhaps some lemony notes. However the hop flavours do evolve, ending with a good assertive bitterness that is not very long lasting. Overall a very hop dominated beer and somewhat unbalanced, but still very drinkable.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a clear golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of cracker and grainy malts with some grassy and floral hops and a bit of citrus hop.
T - Starts off with a mix of grain and cracker malts with a touch of lemon and citrus hops. Through the middle, some grassy and floral hops come through with a bit of bitterness. The finish is a mix of grainy and cracker malts, grassy hops, and some lager esters.
M - Medium-minus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and grainy finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good refreshing lager with nice overall balance and a refreshing mouthfeel.
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.