Davhgbrew (938) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright and clear yellow color. Corny and grainy aroma. Corn and grainy flavor as well. Sips clean, no off flavors. Truly a premium pale lager. Carbonation bite is relatively high, body is medium full. Palate is slightly drying, an finish is bitter with low hop and malt flavors throughout. Going to make it into a chelada now.
BrewGoblin (282) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wait...a dirty old lager from the U.S. of A. that is actually...*gulp*...enjoyable? Oh I see now, it’s from a Craft Brewer in Oregon, that explains everything. In cute lil’ stubby bottles too! So you can drink loads and still feel like you’ve got your life on track. It’s a hazy light amber with a frothy head that checks out fairly early on. I feel like this is what Lagers were meant to be, satisfyingly malty with balanced hop bitterness, lightly sweet, somewhat dry and totally refreshing. There is actually caramel, nuts, bread, citrus and floral flavours here. Not just drinkable, but enjoyable. Good work Hood River.
Sarlacc83 (711) - Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Clear golden color with a thin white head. Poor retention, unfortunately. Very light lacing.
N: Bready, malty nose. A foreshadowing of hops - pine and grapefruit. Floral and grassy, a bit like being in the middle of a fresh cut field.
T: Sweet malt with a slight bitterness.
M: Very crisp, light body.
O: A beer Full Sail sells by the palate, and for good reason. The very definition of post-lawnmower/cookout beer. Balanced and, well, sessionable. I do not feel this should be in the 31st percentile; it’s very clean.
kerenmk (2285) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at our place. Clear greenish gold and headless. Very grainy and a little bready aroma. Bitter and grainy taste. Light body, grainy finish. A little off, old bottle, exp. Feb. 2014.
dfinney23 (1650) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, as lagers go. But whenever i have one it makes me wish I was drinking their Fest instead.
ilovedarkbeer (2278) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a straw color with a lacy off white head. Notes of earth, corn, honey, and cardboard. Thin mouthfeel and abrupt finish.
JDBaker11058 (1246) - Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear, deep honey gold with two fingers of electric white head that slowly fizzes to generous lacing. Aroma: bold for a lager, with floral, grassy, and lightly peppery hop notes over a light caramel, white bread, and sweet corn malt base. Taste: bright and lightly sweet, with grassy, floral hops, light tropical fruit, and a firm, slightly sweet and crackery bread note. Finish: lingering and lightly astringent, with some peppery notes over toasted white bread. Notes: Fantastic lager. And definitely sessionable. Bottles are pretty cool as well. Bought some for a week at the beach, and wanted to have something light but well made to drink all day. This fit the bill in spades.
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a pale golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of light malts, grain and corn. Flavor of pale malts, grain, grass, bread and had a touch of honey.
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear yellowish gold. Aroma of cardboard, graininess and a bit of skunk. Sweetish grainy flavor with cardboard and a bit of bitterness. Rather light-bodied.
zvikar (3372) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
At a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours yellow with a small head, aroma of light fruits, olives, flavor of cardboard, vegetables, caramel, honey, slightly oxidized, medium bodied.