ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Bigmmartin - Citrusy aroma with an undertone of skunk. Cloudy yellow color with a thin white head that leaves some lacing. Citrus and slightly bready flavor. Very refreshing on a warm day. Nice finish.
AndyReynolds (1056) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with bigmmartin and ewestern. Aroma a bit skunky, bready, citrus, and fruity. Notes of yeast and maybe banana come out. Flavor is sweet. Refreshing, but too light for me.
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Capone’s. This one starts OK, but ends terribly. Medium gold pour w nose of hops, florals, spice. Tastes pale malt, hops, spicy florals. Falls apart as it warms more than any beer I’ve ever been in contact with, with the anise shoving it up the sphincters of the hops, malt, and spice, ultimately to the detriment of the beer. Garcon, acquires-vous le Kaopectate pour moi, merci.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear, medium gold beneath a rocky off-white head. Aroma was grassy, perfumed, and had some citrus notes. Mouthfeel was rather thin. Taste has some citrus, with a slight sourness at the finish. Not a great start, but it did improve towards the end, especially after I added the generous helping of sediment from the lower regions of the bottle.
SSSteve (3954) - - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. cloudy pale gold under a large, foamy white head. zesty, lemony, white pepper, vanilla, coriander aroma. fine carbonation bubbes but still fairly creamy. light-medium body. starts out lemony with coriander but the finish is just bland. no aftertaste.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a dull cloudy yellow gold with a thin white film for head.
Aroma: Fruity, doughy yeast, citrus peel and slight banana.
Taste: Doughy yeast, coriander, light citrus finishing with spicy euro hop notes.
Mouthfeel: Thin and very carbonated.
Overall: Subtle, drinkable, refreshing. No parts of this beer overshadows another.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a white head. A bit malty and spicy. Light wheat and yeast character. Rather sweet. Didn´t notice the liquorice. Drinkable, but a bit too boring.
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma is citrus, coriander, hay, and honey. Flavor is citrus, yeast, spice, and tart wheat. Finish is like chewing a piece of straw.
Frank (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was browsing though my statistics here and noticed I hadn’t tried a beer from Spain ever, which surprised me given my penchant for trying every possible fizzy yellow import I could get my hands on. I figured at some point a Spanish pale lager would have found it’s way into my hands at some point. Instead, I wound up finding this sharp looking bottle of Estrella, which is one of the simplest and coolest bottles I have come across in my many years of drinking beer. The beer itself strikes me as something of a cross between a saison or a witbier and a pilsener or pale lager. It has all the characteristics of the former but is so understated as to resemble the latter to some extent. The pour is a hazed yellow w/ a rather nice looking and long lasting head of tight white bubbles. Gentle fruits and lavender in the noes are followed by crisp, mildly acidic texture. There is only a mild sweetness to be balanced by a touch of bitterness in the finish. Depending on your mindset you might call this bland if you are so inclined but my feeling is that because the balance is just right and everything comes together quite well, delicate would be a better descriptor. I enjoyed this very much in the hot late May sun and could very much see how this could compliment an afternoon in Barcelona.
TimE (4118) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color. Honey, muscat, honey melon in the nose. Nice. Malty mouth, a bit sweet. Slightly phenolic. Low hops. Phenol and honey in the finish.