boFNjackson (4195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Normally Iím never into this style but I really enjoy this version. Bottle poured a transparent orange with a thin white head. Sweet malty aroma. The beer contained a nice palate with just a little sizzle on the tongue, flavors of bread-like malt, apricots and citrus fruits, and a little bit of floral, bitter hops to make a nice balance.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Pours a nice copper coor with a 1 finger white head. Really nice malty and honey and almost oaky mellow aroma. The flavor is much the same. Light on the palate and sweet but not too sweet. Really nice aftertaste i cant quite describe, i think i detect some european hops on the end.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The second in the series pours a deep amber, very clear with a soft white head. Bready malt nose, caramel and light hops. Hops stand out more in the flavor, good sweet malt start, fruity and bready, balanced well in the finish. I agree with Reid, the finish gets a bit grainy, wish the malt flavor from the start carried all the way through, but still damn tastey brew. Very well built lager that will be a big hit this summer, I know iíll be buying a bunch at least.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
England 5, Germany 1... well at least thats what the music says. Amber, and quite bubbly. Very, very clean aroma. I mean there isnít much there besides some toasty malts and a piss of hops. The flavor is mostly biscuity malts and a touch of bittering hops. There is a touch of alcohol in the backgound. Clean malt bill in the palate, there. Overall, it is a very drinkable beer. We have bought three six packs so far this weekend, so I give it the good ol patent pending Mike Two Thumbs Up.
Reid (2178) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice looking lager/helles, deep golden with a nice sized, thick,frothy white head.
Quite a clean aroma, but what i do pick up is some hops, and a faint lemony zesty aroma.
Sweet and malty lager to begin with then a refreshing zesty hop burst mellows the sweetness out so it doesnt ever reach cloying. Maybe a little tiny bit grainy in the finish, but it goes well.
The palate is quite acceptable for style.
Overall a nice summer drink, very drinkable.
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle purchased today at New Seasons. Listed at 6.4% ABV,
Clear dark yellow/light amber color. Fluffy white head. Minimal nose on this brew, somewhat surprised by the cleanness of this beer. A little sweet, soft hops, and a really nice lager in my opinion. I can imagine drinking this beer all spring and into the summer, wow, I like it. The 6.4 is totally hid in the soft sweetness.
Right on brew from Full Sail. Props and good work on this one. I think the LTD surpassed batch one....and will drink down easy with itís pretty orange label.