Bulk_Carrier (3859) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Into a pilsener, it has a clear yellow/golden colored body with a two finger white foamy head that lasts for a good minute before slowly dieing into the body. Slow moving streams of carbonation are seen rising, and it has some spider web lacing. The smell has the malts up front, with light peppery tones underneath once it warms a bit. The taste is centered around the sweet maltiness, and has the pepper come back a bit, but really stays subdued. The palate is light to medium and is mostly sessionable. It has no aftertaste or finish, and no carbonation is felt on the tongue whatsoever. Overall, this is good for the style and good for me.
ncb122 (4) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not my favorite style of beer. Citrus nose with an earthy flavor. OK lager. Would drink again.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus befruktade aroma, en dov nyans av.... Känner lite mjöl?! ;) smaken domineras av citrus. Liten eftersmak.
RexTalionis (3521) - FINLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden in color with thin white head. A gusher,
would not have had a chance in posbeer challenge. Nice burnt
grains, citrus and grassy bitter hops in aroma. Slightly harsh,
flowery hops, summer meadow, but yet a bit harsh in taste. Not among
the best out there, even if the taste is better than your everyday
casualty. Burnt grainy and light bittery hoppy finish.
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of the Shock & Awe Variety Pack - $16.99 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a light golden body with a slight haze to it and a sufficiently-sized, white head.
Smell: Softly toasted grains and hay, some pilsner-esque hints with a little edge of caramel that doesn’t come across for me in the taste. Lightly floral with some citrus akin to lemon zest with some pith taken.
Taste: Light hay-like character to the modest pils maltiness. Floral tones, minor lemon. Acceptably bitter. Minor toasty grains on the back half. Drying, gently bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Thirst: quenched! A taking-it-easy, refreshing, relatively lower alcohol lager.
Skinnyviking (8858) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Low but lasting white fluffy head. Clear light yellow body. Hay grass aroma with lemon notes. Nicely hopped grass hay flavor in a good balance. High carbonation. Long bitter finish.
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 Oz. Can. Poured golden, hazy with a large white head. Aroma is mostly yeast; you also get some fruit and hops hints, not much going on in this department pretty faint. Taste is also cereal (yeast) kind of hoppy; starts sweet and rolls into a light bitterness towards the end. Very Drinkable, goes down quick and easy, nice beer.
b3shine (8179) - Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent gold with fluffy white head. Smells and tastes doughy and hoppy with a nice snap that’s good on the palate. Better than I expected, and a solid example of the style.
CanCrusher (935) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33 L. A bit hayz yellow colour with big frothy, fully lasting, white head. There’s also very intensive carbonation going on. Mostly hoppy aroma of grapefruits, grass, herbs and some yeasty soapy and earthy notes, too. Taste is fruity sweet at the start, but it quickly turns into heavy bitter. Good, refreshing, summertime beer.
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Yeast aromas--cheese, perhaps--and hints of dry cereal. All very faint.
Appearance: Straw gold with a thin, white head.
Taste: Light sourness with hints of sweetness at the edges for balance.
Palate: Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: Meh...I’m really not blown away by this. It’s drinkable, and obviously some thought went into it, but I wouldn’t seek this one out again.