KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a hazy medium orange with a large white rocky head that had good retention, reducing slowly down to a large cap with some fair streaky lacing.
The aroma of a light straw malt, floral and grass hops and a mild soapy yeast with notes of caramel, corn and citrus (grapefruit).
The taste was bitter from the word go with a mild caramel sweetness and finished rather hoppy with a slight citrus peel presence towards the end. The flavor lasted a nice long time after the swallow with the hoppy bitterness left lingering on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a few shades beyond light in body with a light dry texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall a nice hoppy Lager with a smooth refreshing feel...
Hanuta06 (255) - Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: from can--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: light lemon hop.
Appearance: large, frothy, white initial head with good lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Hazy, medium-yellow body.
Taste: lightly bitter, citrusy initial flavor and finish with long duration.
Palate: light body, watery texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: very good. Refreshing. Smooth palate.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can date: unk
A: pours a yellow ale with a single finger of egg white foam, which dissipates to a solid sheet of the same. The lager has excellent clarity. lace rings.
S: Grain, sweet bread, light hops, grass, some soil and a good pils quality. Nice.
T: Grainy, smooth, lightly bitter with some nice sweet tones and a good czech like water profile. I like the flavor and would call this pilsner in a second. And a good one at that.
M: Light body, moderate carb and a smooth finish. Well done.
O: Previously really disappointed with this one, now really happy with it. Totally dig it actually. Happy this is now available in the area.
Serving type: can
JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: slightly hazy brownish gold with one finger of rocky white head. Aroma: toasted white bread, honey, lemongrass, slightly catty, resinous, fruity hops. Taste: grassy, citrus and floral bitterness up front, with a toasty, sweetish caramel malt undertone. Finish: crisply dry, with a lasting bitterness balanced by a toasty malt sweetnes and a bit of a zing. Notes: Very hoppy for a lager, almost like a pale ale/lager hybrid. Wonderful balance, palate, and flavors. Would absolutely drink again.
douglas88 (5467) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Nice design. Pours a clear golden color with a large white head. A sweet grainy nose with some lemons and light fruit. A great flavor: bitter hops, marmalade, sweet lengthy bitter finish. Refreshing. Maybe itís the Maize, but the earthy base is cool. Bitter lemon rind. Super clean. Really grew on me. MJís rating of this beer is epic.
radagast83 (4015) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Split can with some co-workers. Poured a clear straw yellow color, with a small fluffy white head. Aroma was light malts, sweet notes. flavor was light malts, some corn notes, some earthy hop notes to this one. Relatively clean, easy to drink.
DialSquare (2206) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery public house. corn, grain, clean, lemon, light grass. bready, floral. - 5.8
pdx77 (928) - Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From can. Clear golden color. Earthy aroma of corn, grassy hops, and herbs. Taste is smooth light malt, corn, and resinous pine and grass hops. Quite hoppy for a lager, almost like an IPL. Finish is hoppy and definitely has corn.
drowland (5890) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3/28/13. Sampled during CBC 2013. Golden pour with a decent off-white head. Light aroma, pale malts, bready and lightly doughy, lemon, and a touch of spice/grassiness. Good flavor for what it is, lightly sweet, malty, light citrus and biscuit, light adjunct. Good for what it is, would drink if available here. Not in love like my boi 3fourths, though.
3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Iíve been drinking this regularly for about a week now. I called it for German hops in the nose with their bright lemon oil character, very much like Spalt and Hallertauer in their pithiness only more green and pungent and raw-smelling. The bitterness gives it away as American hops where thereís an intense lemon rind astringency on a very soft body leaving the mouth parched and puckering. They canned it with yeast, Iím so glad to see that. But it is risky to shake around in a backpack or pocket. It mixes in and you have a hefeweizen-looking bitter paint-flavored beer. With a day unmoved to settle and a careful pour the yeast will sit at the bottom of the can. After that you have a golden glass of Oregon lager with a glowing haze and a fine white head and it looks like a zwickelpils right out of Franconia. Yeast creaminess softens the already pillowy malt texture. just above 5%, and it appears off-dry with the bitterness overwhelming the mouth with a lasting cotton-mouth finish but really itís very sweet, and with Spalt hops and harder water I could see this coming out of Germany instead of Oregon. Funny enough itís the coastal Oregon soft water that gives it a very Czech-like full, savory texture softened even further by the yeast. Not even a touch of what I consider corn. Zero corn flavor, zero corn smell, only a fuller body with less sweetness, working in perfect harmony with strong bitterness in the same way as an assertively-hopped English bitter. No garlic, no pineapple gum, no pine resin, no Christmas tree or pet pee. Itís Rossdorfer Urbršu with Americanized strains of high AA Saaz and itís lovely in every way. Iíve put down 15 cans so far.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy lemon yellow, sticky white lacing. A light musk on the nose. Very clean, sessionable palate with lemon rind flavors and a lingering, bitter finish. Really goo for the style.