rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My firs pint of saranac flying bison brew. Clear gold Next to no head. Nose is toasty malt, Light caramel, a small amount of floral hop. Flavor is caramel, lightly toasted malt, se floral and peppery hops, a bit of tha flying bison malt character. A bit hopper in the finish but on the cloying side. Low carbonation.
KyotoLefty (5789) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the New York Wine and Culinary Center. Pale gold with some interesting lacing. Hugely fruity, ale-like nose, with lots of muscat. Grainy, sweet, fruity flavor. Bready, wiht cracker-like malt. Huge bitterness at the finish. Interesting and original, though a bit weird for a lager.
arventresca (533) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased sixer at some beer store in Tonawanda where only cash was accepted. Needless to say, had to run to ATM to get cash. Dark gold with white head. I think it is solid. Stick lager. Not much of a lager fan but have had two I have enjoyed in last week now.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle as extra from trade. Clear golden with LARGE, white, big bubbled head, infection...? over carbonation...? I’ll soon find out. Aroma is spritzy, sprite with lemon, semi-dry. Sweet lemon flavor with same sort of sprite, this has to be an infection but I can see the basis here with the same grain and light hoppiness that you would get out of a traditional premium lager. Light body with big bubbled carbonation, straight up infection. Wow, so this is what an infected premium lager tastes like. Almost like a berliner weisse with the lemon and light citrus but where is the sweetness coming from?
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Pours a clearish, yellow body with a wispy, white head.
Smell: Light pale maltiness with a scent of tropical fruits and fresh-cut flowers.
Taste: Light pale malts with a light honeyish sweetness. Tastes of flowers and fruits. A sturdy hop bitterness rides out until the crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Not altogether terrible, but not so great either. Still though, I wouldn’t recommend it.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy gold, fine white head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: sweet soapy aroma with light cereal sweetness and faint floral hops,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of sweet cereal, long bitter finish bordering on astrengent
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 5/20
unclemattie (3997) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Golden color, soapy white head. Aroma of is of grassy hops. lots of earthy notes. Flavor is of band-aids. really lacks anything to blow my palate off the hinges. finishes with the flavor of corn husks.
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From a 12 ounce bottle - Pours a clear pale yellow with below average carbonation, and almost no lacing. The aroma is dominated adjuncts and some floral hops. First sip is surprisingly tasteless with not a lot of flavor. Some hoppy bitterness is present but on a whole this is not much going on here. A big disappointment.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: It had an interesting hazy appearance with lively visible carbonation and a deep or old gold color. The head builds up big, thick and foamy. It has a light creamy tan color with some speckles of brown yeast sediment from the bottle.
Smell: The aroma has hints of floral and earthy hops and yeast.
Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor has pleasant light bready malt presence with an earthy yeast character. Also there is a slightly astringent hint of green apple and mild hops that adds a nice balance of bitterness. The hop flavor fades off nicely into the semi-dry finish. Its carbonation is good and lively with a slick easy drinking texture and light to medium body.
Notes: This is a good solid brew.
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Buffalo brewfest. Palin jane yellow lager pour. Little aroma. Lioght malts, corn, toasted malts. Nothing exceptional but lagers really are