DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice strong lager.Lots of "meat" in the body.Flavors of a typical lager.Cereal, hops and malt.Some bitterness at the end but barely noticeable.
jgentgesdo (663) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear medium yellow with smallish bubbly head. Nose is slight floral hops and musty lager yeast. The flavor is mildly sweet and has a little mustiness to it. Some rather subdued hops flavor and bitterness in the end. Mouthfeel rather filling for a light bodied beer. Bubbly. Refreshing. Good pale lager.
after4ever (5943) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Stubby. Pours dull straw color with a little filmy ring of white head. Soapy bread on the nose. Light body, medium carb. Timid sweetness on the attack, with a hint of bitterness that somehow seems not to come from hop flowers. This is a moderately sweet, slightly fizzy, rather misguided nod to a style best left to the macros.
presario (4536) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampler tray at the brewery. Yellow beer with a thin head. Passable. Touch of hops. Nice body.
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11 oz. bottle from Lewis. Drank 5/17/06. Pours super clear yellow, maybe a small tint of orange. Very small white head goes away immidiately. Cool bottle. Aroma - not strong, but good. Maybe some noble hops. Definitely some malt sweetness, and maybe a little yeast? Flavor - carbonation and bitterness immidiately in the start. Cool and smooth on the tongue and then just a tad of sweet malts balanced by some slightly spicy noble hops - all in the swallow. Crisp after the swallow. Palate - light with just a tad of medium. High carb. keeps it light though. Crisp, slightly dry finish. Overall - a pretty nice "session" lager. Way more character than BMC. Definitley different and more "american" than a european lager, but similarly interesting - A little more sweet. Good lawnmower beer.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I liked the bottle. Interesting in that it will not allow you to "glug" the beer when pouring it. Pours a slightly rich straw color with thin pellucid head. Lots of effervescence nucleates on the sides of the glass but it doesn’t turn into head somehow. Lightly malty, doughy aroma, with slight hint of mini-wheats. Vague, ever-so-slight hoppiness, but not enough to actually assign descriptors. Flavor is acidic at first from the lively carbonation but kind of flattens into a dull maltiness. Mostly a cereal-like taste. Ever so light herbal quality to the bitterness. Finishes with sharp bite from the carbonation, making this quite pleasing as a post-run libation. This is ok, but not any better than something like a Heineken or Grolsch. I’m pretty sure it’s rated higher because it’s made by a micro, which is BS.
Krausen (102) - USA - MAY 9, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad lager. Little character but has a light malty body that is well balanced and drinkable. I wish it were a bit dryer so it was more thirst quenching and had more hops but for what it is this is a decent product. At $14.50 for 12 - 11oz bottles however I will take summerfest 12 packs every time.
slcbrewer (44) - USA - MAY 3, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is better than BMC, but not by much. If I was Full Sail, I’d be a bit ashamed of this.
Looks like a typical lager. Very pale, good head.
Flavor was thin to non-existent. Hops were barely noticeable.
A bit of a citrus aroma, but that’s about it. Session might be the right name, as they’ve dumbed this down so much it’s like drinking Bud.
bitbucket (2159) - 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 (25094) - 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