slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"grassy hops and a bit of sweetness from the malt greet the nose and taste buds. a little dark for a pale lager, but i don’t really know the criteria. this is a pretty decent standard lager...better than most, clean, simple, and refreshing."
Darkmagus82 (1731) - - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-30-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a medium amber color with a one finger pure white head. The head fades quite fast leaving very little lace on the sides of the glass and a thin persistent white film on the top of the brew.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a grainy smell but has lighter bready smells as well and a decent level of caramel sweetness. A little bit of a grassy and earthy aroma are there as well rounding out the aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a big bready flavor as well as a quite sweet caramel flavor. The caramel fades toward the middle but is joined by some lighter fruit flavors of grape and pear flavor and some grainy flavors. Some bitter/sour flavors come to the tongue being a bit of lemon and grapefruit. A moderate level of grassy hop comes to the tongue more at the end of the taste along with an increase in the grainy flavors of the brew, to leave a malty and slightly grassy hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly above average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation that is slightly higher than average. For the bitter and grassy hop flavors the higher carbonation is rather nice, while the medium body is still able to hold the maltier flavors of the brew, so… overall the mouthfeel of the beer is quite appropriate.
Overall – A decent malty brew with a fair level of bitter and sour flavors. Not bad, and well worth a try but nothing super exceptional.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4973) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark golden color with a medium sized fluffy white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet sugar with bitey perfumey hops, bread dough and a bit of golden fruits. The flavor was sweet with bitey perfumey hops, bread dough, sugar and a hint of golden fruits. Medium length finish with lingering perfume. Moderately full bodied. Ok.
bth122 (1290) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewery ( I love beervana). Dark amber red color. Good head retention. Smooth caramel malt. Light bitter finish. Sort of creamy texture. Enjoyed this one.
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BVery (6622) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear rich golden yellow pour with a small head. Light citrus and grass, some sweet malts coming through. Simple and easy drinking. Not bad.
KamGoPro (92) - Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow pour, malty smell. Starts with a leafy hoppy bite and finishes with sweet malts
stevoj (2243) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Front Door. light and citrusy, not as malty as most heller bocks. Easy drinker, lots of citrus in nose and flavor.
Wittales (637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance was clear light gold with lasting white rocky 2 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are slight sweet pale malt with a noble-like spicy earthy hop, no alcohol with clean lager yeasts. Taste is simple sweet pale malt backbone with just the right amount of herbal spicy hops, great balanced. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with light-medium body, easy balanced average length finish. A great palate cleanser of a beer with 7%, feels lighter.
nealblind (874) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold pour creamy white head. Aroma oaky honey grass hops. Tastes orangy grass hops clear bitter finish. Very sessionable
mike67 (805) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and bready malt. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is of grassy, spicy hops and bready malt. Finish is long, dry and spicy. Good, balanced brew.