beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Deep golden with a white head. Scent is bread and musty. Taste is spice, bread and grass.
gururyan (526) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 I think I liked this more than my review shows, but I’m drunk as hell. I’ll get some more soon.
TAR (2380) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Polished gold body. Creamy halo of froth encircles a broken center. Pleasant nose of candied lemon zest, dried pineapple, wildflower honey, and floral hops. Pointy carbonation. Initially mellow with focused cookie maltiness dabbed with hard lemon candy and juicy floral accents. Malt is pleasingly clean and firmly structured, though lacking in weight and textural detail, and thus struggles to withstand the hop acids which restrict much of its depth. Merely a hint of cracker dough exudes, along with a touch of paperiness. Mouthwatering pineapple- and kumquat-tinged hoppiness gives way to a spicy scratch of bitterness and zesty sharpness toward the simple but well-integrated finish. It’s a surprisingly solid rendition if somewhat generic and undistinguished, which is largely a result of the filtration process. If any style suffers from filtration (they all do, of course), it’s bockbier, as this style absolutely relies on a full maltiness to achieve greatness. As is, this comes off as borderline sterile and soulless, though it does provide the framework for the makings of a really top-notch lager if Full Sail were to feel so inclined to take the old-fashioned approach.
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle 12 oz. golden amber pour, white head. nose is champagne like, light, malty, and semi-sweet. mouth is malt foward going towards a dry persistent hop bitter from mid to end palate. overall pretty simple, not enough malt backbone to carry through, single hop bitter profile dominates in a bad way.
zoucrew102 (283) - - FEB 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is malty with a little bit of hops. Smooth at first with some hops with the bock bite at the finish.
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Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Specs. Light pour with a big white head. Aroma is grassy and theater butter. Taste is still more butter, grain, and a light spicy finish.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thought this was a great lager. Pours golden with grainy off white head. Aroma of buttered corn, syrup, light hops. Flavor is nicely balanced between sweet corn and light grassy hops. Medium bodied, and immensely drinkable for 7%. Great session.
poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from a six pack. Pours clear gold with a medium collapsing white head. Aroma is bready, grainy, citrus drink powder, caramel, creamed corn. Taste is lightly sweet and a bit sour; finishes dry and a bit hoppy bitter. Mouthfeel is creamy, body medium. Pretty good.
Ernest (5882) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with light notes of honey and soap. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, trace huskiness. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. As with the LTD 01, surprisingly good. Every once in awhile Full Sail pulls something good out of the bag, and this is one of those times. Bright floral hops are a joy to sniff, and the toasty malt is pretty clean tasting. Little touch of soapiness and a bit of finishing huskiness, but both are very mild and don’t mar the experience. Decent.
RSRIZZO (1841) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle that states it’s a Pale Bock, poured into a Shaker at 55°. Color is a bright clear gold with mellow carbonation and a thin white head. Aroma is grain and a hint of spice. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp somewhat sharp mouth feel. Flavor big grain with a light note of caramel then a light citrus and a bold bitterness. After taste is sharp with the bitterness lingering. Overall its ok, a little overly bitter.