fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow fizzy beer I had on tap at O’Brien’s. Aromas of macro brew. Flavors were a bit crisper and cleaner. May make a nice thirst quenching beer, but rather boring. As a good lager should be.
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very light yellow amber.
white thick head that lingers for awhile. Surprising lacing [at least to me]
Light slightly fruity malt aroma.
Crisp light malty flavor with some hop element.
Could be a session beer, but probably better on a hot sunny summer day, not a cool autumn evening.
chadje (170) - California, USA - OCT 13, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 A thin tasting beer and light in color. Was disapointed as I really like the Firestone Pale Ale and Double Barrel. Bottle poured into a chilled mug. Similar to Sam Adams light or other lighter colored lagers.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured a clear yellow/gold color with a quickly diminishing white head. The aroma had some corn notes along with some noticeable lager yeast. The taste was pretty standard with nothing to special, just nice and smooth with a hint of bitterness. Not too much going on with this beer to make it stand out.
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a clear straw colored yellow from the bottle with a little white head. Grassy aroma with slight hopiness. Flavor is light, watery and only slight malt. Little fruit notes, clean watery aftertaste. Forgettable.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
via trade with IrishBoy - Pours a very clear light golden color with a small white head. Light lacing. Big grainy malt and grassy, earthy hop aroma. Flavor is corny and grassy. Light to medium body. A nice, easy drinking beer. Thanks Richard.
Ratman197 (8824) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Firestone Walker poured a clear yellow with a small dissapating white head. Aromas of straw and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and dry. Flavors of straw, bread and a hint of honey with a dry finish.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/bread), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a light note of lemon zest.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Clean, nicely balanced, decent rendition of a light golden lager; if only BMC beers were up to this standard.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Beer is a hazy light gold with a small, white, frothy, mostly and rapdily diminishing head. The aroma is heavy on the lemon: Hoppy with moderate notes of lemon and flower, light herbal note; moderate miscellaneous note of instant iced tea powder...with lemon. Pretty straight-forward, but attractive. The flavor is lightly bitter, lightly acidic, moderately sweet with a long, moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic, moderately astringent finish. The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is fizzy.
Flamebuster (24) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I first thought I had tasted this brew last weekend at the Firestone picnic and I was most impressed.
Now I know it must have been the Double Barrel Ale or perhaps the Special Reserve. The tap said lager but now that I have tasted the real lager (bottle) it is clear the one on Saturday was marked incorrectly.
The lager tonight poured straw yellow with a small white head. The nose was faint but you did pick up a little hops. The first taste was slightly thin with some hops but without any malt at all. Finish was dry without any lingering taste.
This was sort of like a Heineken or another European pilsner.