Butters (3966) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At wbf richmond. Clear copper pour. Sweet like honey. Some floral hops. I think this would do good with some age to mellow the sweetness. A little cloying right now
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a deep orange beer with a tiny off white head. Scent is sweet malt and fruit. Taste is sweet malts combined fruit and a hint of hops.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours deep golden with small head. aroma is a bit sweet with some fruit esters. mouthful has a pretty big flavor with some of those esters and a touch of bitterness. enjoyable easy drinker.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Based on the bottle description I am assuming that this is meant to be a Helles Bock. Pours with minimal head a very light shade of amber with golden highlights. Aroma is light of sweet toasted malt and a bit of toffee. Hops are not evident in the aroma. Tastes slightly underattenuated with a bit of lime bitterness, DMS is present and displays a strong cooked corn aftertaste, carbonation is good for the style. Caramel malt sweetness and doughy malt character are shortly overpowered. This caramel sweetness is offset a bit by the slightly astringent, limey finish...the sour astringency lingers on the tongue well after swallowing. Does not supply the satisfying biscuit flavor that other Helles do, also a bit dark for the style, nor does it feature a complex malt character. Not bad overall, very good for a domestic Helles Bock, yet far from the real thing.
Radek Kliber (6691) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma nice , crisp straight aroma , golden grainy character, Malty , hint of honey and hop. 7-.
Appearance clear , crystal amber lager with mid light white to. Bit short on life span (head).
Flavor and Palate : mid bodied , malty base with slightly oily textures. Mid light carbonation. Amber malt , just slight hop feel. No DMS. Late bitter alcoholic end. Good brew.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pretty orange color. Not much of an aroma. A little bit of malt nose. Very mild beer that could use more carbonation. Some fruity notes.
obguthr (4659) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light malt nose. Clear golden, thin head. Weak flavor, some malt flavor. A bit of cardboard. Drab and disappointing.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad lager.....hop notes of grass and citrus in the aroma with malt and rice. Flavor is mildly hoppy with more malt and adjuncts than the aroma.
chrisbcano (22) - Houston, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle in lager glass) nice pur with a white frothy head. aromas of orange and hops. fair palate with a slightly bitter taste with a hint of fruit. nothing to write home about.
notalush (5388) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting middle ground between the other two offerings in this series - the 1st recipe was very malt forward, and the 3rd was more dry, with a much larger hop profile - this one lies somewhere in between - it is fairly malty, with flavors of honey and toasted grains, especially up front - however, this makes way for a much more crisp, grassy hop character, especially in the finish - quite nice - I really enjoy these Full Sail lagers.