beernovice39 (3038) - 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 (520) - 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 (360) - redmond, 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 (6287) - 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 (2168) - 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 (3313) - Lynchburg, 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) - Lone Tree, 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 (4460) - 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.
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange-amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is sweet malts, grassy hops, honey, grains, and dried fruit. Taste is sweet malt, toasted malt, grains, light cereal, grassy hops, and honey. Mild fruit notes as well. Body is medium and has a strong bubbly character to it. Ends with more sweet malt, lesser toasted notes, soft grassy hops, cereal, wet grains and soft honey. Decent session style lager but nothing extraordinary.