Stuu666 (7804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours clear golden, nose is sickly caramel, vegetive, taste is sweet, sickly, okay.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear gold body that supports a sad looking weak near white head of bubbles. The aroma offers up some sugary malt sweetened graininess, a doughy sort of smell, more sweetness and hops that are vaguely Noble in variety. The taste starts sugary sweet with thin rivers of apples juice and pear juice and then it gets into a mild Noble hop flavor that attains almost no hop bitterness. It gets a tad grainy here and there as well. Not all that bad as it manages to stay away from being overly sweet that is a pitfall of this style in my opinion.
lusikka (7621) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of dry papery malts, grains and sugary sweetness. Flavour of sweet maltiness, some pear, mild grassy notes, dry hay and paper. Light bodied and low carbonation. Booring.
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours pale gold, light haze, thin white head. Aromas of grassy, floral hops. Light, creamy malt notes. Taste is dry, a little buttery, light astringent finish.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
6/13/11. 12oz bottle. Slightly hazy golden pour with a small creamy head that fades fast. Plain grainy aroma with butter and corn. Plain flavor of grain, butter, and seltzer water. Bleh.
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of lime/lemon zest.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
In a blind tasting I would swear this is an American Wheat. Itís tart and lemon-limey. The label almost doesnít even commit to what it is..."blonde beer" says nothing at all, although the current label says "Pilsner Lager" where it used to say "Extinguish Your Thirst". So, maybe itís really a lager, maybe it isnít. Either way itís inoffensive but bland and simple. The funniest thing is they forgot the apostrophe in the ***name of the company***. It makes me smile to imagine how many people this must have slipped past during the process of creating the company and its marketing materials. Itís certainly possible they intentionally left it off because they thought the character would somehow impair the flow of the gorgeous blocky all-caps font they used for the word "firemans". And the name is kinda sexist, thatís cool too...Firefighterís Brew sounds stupid, right? This beer is for MEN, dammit. I also just noticed the background says "The Original". Whew, thatís a relief...thankfully Iím not drinking some imitation fireperson companyís product. All right, all right, Iíll stop being a jerk-off, the company supposedly donates an (unspecified) portion to charity, but come on, this is just so gimmicky. It begs to be teased.
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Yellow fizz, very thin, very lacking of character. But then again, well made, balanced, clean ... if you want a simple beer, then go for it. (#5965, 4/19/2015)
Strykzone (5896) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Not sure where it came from. Pour is an opaque golden. The nose matches the flavor with soft fruit and some tangerine. Caramel is even lighter. Light grain, too. This is generally sweet and easy to drink. Uncomplicated and pleasant.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Pilsener glass, this displays a light yellow/straw body with a fingerís worth of white head. The aroma is wet grass over a light cereal and bread sweetness. The malt seems fuller in the taste and so do the grassy hops. A mellow bitterness finishes the flavor off. The finish so far as the malt is rather abrupt, but a modest bitterness lingers for quite some time. Pretty good.
berkshirejohn (5390) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz bottle from Westholme Stores, Goring. A straw coloured pour with a compact white head and light carbonation; grassy aroma; sweet ceral taste; and little in the way of finish. Very disappointing, particularly as I took this as a Blonde Beer - based on the label - and it turns out to be a piss pour Pilsner.