DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice refreshing lager with a bit of hop induced zip to it! Not too shabby.
Idiosynkrasie (2745) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle. Absolutely clear golden colour with small to average, frothy, collapsing, white head. Minimally grassy hop aroma. Taste is minimally sweet pale malty with a minimal tart touch, minimally grainy; bitter hoppy finish. Clear, clean and pure but boring.
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can poured into a pilsner glass. Drank this side by side with Prima Pils.
A: Pours a light golden straw color with a bit of yeast haze muddling the clarity slightly. The head is kind of ugly, a two finger off white color with huge bubbles and poor retention. There’s a little bit of lacing left on the glass.
S: Quite fruity for a lager, with notes of pineapple and grapefruit aside the malts. It’s kind of subdued and hard to identify, but it’s not terrible by any stretch.
T: Compared to how hop driven the Prima Pils I had before this, this one is pleasantly malty. The malts are very biscuity in flavor - it almost drinks like liquid biscuit at times - with some well incorporated diacetyl, and a crisp, grassy finish. Rather simple (as expected), but it’s quite pleasant with decent flavor.
M: Slightly heavy, which renders it a little less drinkable than it could be. Heavy carbonation with a slight lingering biscuit aftertaste.
O: Flying Dog has done a good job of stepping their game up lately, and this is a very solid (if not quite exceptional) lager that’s a big improvement over Tire Bite (which this replaces). Not my favorite by any means, but I’ll gladly chug this one down while picking crabs.
Prokroustis (664) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Completely clear pale yellow body with a white head. Decent hoppy and spicy aroma with some caramel and lemon. Dusty bittersweet flavour with lemon.
mandalarules (104) - Akron, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Lockview. Pours a straw yellow color with a thin white head with vivid carbonation. Aroma of melon, lemon, smells like a jolly rancher. Tastes of that yummy lager yeast with the slight fruitiness of its ale counterpart. I like this IPL style beer. Refreshing and easy I drink. Will visit this again.
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Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ The 5th Danish Summer Gathering Ulborg, 2012. Pours clear yelloe with a small white head. Lots of grain and bread. A bit of grass and citrus. Medium bodied.
Benzai (5745) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle @ Sorbon, Bromma. Clear golden color, full sized slightly creamy white head. Smell malts, grains. Taste malts, lightly grains, medium bitter. Decent, plain and simple lager.
tommann (2294) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours dark gold with a medium head. Aroma is lager malts and light tropical fruits. Taste has some melon to start with a straw and lager malt finish.
jb (1941) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extra points for Philly ambiance. Light with nice lacing. Creamy mouthfeel. A bit of bitter in the mouth. Decent.
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DutchDrebus (3089) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home shared with countbeer. Hazy yellow colour with a decent white head. Smells quite fruity and fresh. Tastes fruity and fresh as well with some lemon and citrus note. Really a refreshing thirstquencher on a hot summer day. Nice body for it’s low abv, nice carbo. Fine balance!