bu11zeye (12565) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draft) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, and toasted grain. Flavor of toasted grain, oats, light floral, and some sweetness that seems like honey in the finish. (think Honey Nut Cheerios). I look forward to their unfiltered version of this beer, which I have heard great things about.
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand-bottle (pressurized)… The Grolsch bottle’s top popped off with a “BANG!” just like a pistol went off. I’m thinking this is gonna taste pretty darned fresh. Clear, brilliant amber lager with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma is restrained until warmed, and then caramel and rich, toasted malts come forth in a big way. Medium-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced and refreshing, but not without its lager version of rich caramel and toasted malt decadence that carries over into a lightly bitter, toasted grain finish. I’ve tried several true Franconia lagers, a couple of them Marzens, and this is true to style. Not flashy, but very classy. I’m looking forward to sharing the other two bottles with the Orlando crew. Thanks to ericandersnavy for the hand-bottle!
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap (finally). Pours with a small, fluffy, off-white head that flattens over a orange tinged yellow clear body. Aroma is grassy hops, toast and diacetyl. Taste is sweet and watery, but clean. Slight bready with no real hops or bitterness. In no way offensive, but not interesting. Well crafted though. Light bodied, dry and crisp with a slight lingering sweetness. Light tingling carbonation (which I prefer to the fizzy beers of the style).
PorterPounder (6910) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
McKinney, Tx. - Blue Goose Cantina - on tap. Medium golden pour, slightly murky, soft white head Grainy aroma, some cereal-like accents. Flavor has some buttery accents, some bready maltiness. Smooth mouthfeel. Decent.
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden color with white head. Lagered bready pale malt aromas with some mild earthy hoppage. medium body with soft co2. Clean doughy malt flavors with crisp dry hoppage--clean smooth finish-better than most lagers.
blutt59 (6414) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
tap, golden color, nose is malty with good crisp flavors of lemon and other citrus, nice even finish
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Holy Grail Pub.
The beer pours a clear, golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is wheat with some earthy hops as well as some green grape notes. The flavor is more of the same. The bread and wheat from the grain bill come through nicely and there is some grassy and spicy hop notes. The grapes from the aroma are also present in the flavor. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught at Capitol Pub) clear golden, white frothy head and nice retention. Nose of apple, butter, and sweetish grain. Taste of butter, grain,
Mild crisp hops, decent lager!
notalush (5626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap - the first and most powerful aroma and flavor of this beer is powerful buttery diacetyl - the slick texture doesn’t make it easier to ignore this flavor - outside of this, there is some simple malt sweetness and lightly grassy hops, but mostly this tastes like butter - bleh.
mar (5135) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
light amber with a lining of white froth. honey and malts on the nose. wow, that’s a big honey flavor that is quite smooth and a very refreshing finish.