bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours pale amber/straw with a spare white head, no lace. Interesting nose with oranges/fruit and maybe a tiny bit of bubblegum? Light body, inital sweetness and a nice mouthfeel. Lager crispness with some citrus that finishes nicely despite the almost non-existent hops. No reason to here to discredit the ’sessionable’ reference.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a neat, clear fully golden with a handsome, frothy, off-white head. Very fresh nose with some citrusy acidity. Light-bodied, dry and tart but also quite refreshing. No bitterness. Tasted at the Oklahoma Beer tasting March 06 hosted by mjames and lilannie. 250306
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a Bud yellow without much head. Better than the look would suggest. Mostly fruit (apples) and malt but pretty balanced. A good session brew.
OldMrCrow (1618) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From that curious little bottle.
Pours a cornstraw yellow; the aroma is a slightly grassy, slightly sour, slightly macro-lager in tone. The taste bears few surprises; this is a straightfoward flavorfully unambitious lager; the biggest surprise is how strikingly clean it is compared to some of the less well crafted versions of the style. Fair enough, but I just can’t get excited about it. Actually tasting something here is like trying to grasp the wind.
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale yellow with fine beaded head. Has the nose of a good german lager, skunky and grassy with a small floral touch. Starts a bit sweet and becomes grassy, finishing very light with almost no aftertaste. A good outdoors beer. Nice bottle.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Mjames.
Sweaty shoe leather, grains, grass, BO. Not pleasant smelling. Yellow gold in color with a lazy white head. Fore is grainy and fairly thick with malt. Very nice mouthfeel for a lager. Has the obligatory lager crispness and is satisfying as a thirs quencher.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright golden with medium head. Lemony aroma with a touch of buttery malts. Lemony and underhopped, borderline bland.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Degarth. Golden pour nice white head. Kinda stinky B.O. aroma. Great taste, all slight flavors but orange, lemon, very slight banana, nice citrusy hop flavor, good beer for a lager you can’t deny it.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this was quite respectable. Beyond the typical yellow of the body, I found a really attractive fruitiness without any artificial sweetness creating it. Well-supported body both by carbonation and malts, a hint of grassiness, with a nice finish of citrus and apples. Definitely something I would consider if I had to session with a lager.
OldGrowth (2340) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from trade with juzy & timmcd64. Shared with ClarkVV. Good nose, classic lager scent. Grassy, fruity. Apple, lemon. A little honey/vanilla thing going on. Clean yellowy gold colorNice head that faded to a ring. Bitter flavor, like aroma, but little more of the lemon comes through. Lite body, watery mouthfeel, crisp bitter finish. Hits all the marks for a classic american lager, I just don’t like the style I guess.