Aurelius (4250) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Formidable, painted latch bomber. Hazy, honey colored beer with a fluffy white head -- in short, good appearance. Cereal, malt, Eurolager aroma. Sturdy hopping, but not smash-mouth, as I would have expected from the name. Malty-mashy-sweet, but not sugary. Backend euro-bitterness. A mature and well-developed lager. Medium body, but with backbone. Long, Saazy finish. This was a serendipity -- especially since I got this at a fire sale at Market Square Liquors - marked down from $8.99 to $1.99 for a 750ml bomber.
beastiefan2k (2481) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL swing-top poured into a Blvd tulip glass. Pour leads to a very alluring beer. Has a dim-golden bodied with a thick, tall, foamy white head. Very sticky lacing as the head fades. The commercial description states this is unfiltered, which is surprising because the beer is only lightly hazy throughout the pours. No trub at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is floral/herbal and saaz hops with slightly honey-like and white biscuit malts. In the flavor saaz hops break through the slightly chewy, biscuit malts. Has a mild damp lager note. A small rush of bitterness sets in at the end of the flavor. Has quite a soft and lush feel on the cheeks and a medium body. I would prefer a less malty beer, it definitely isn’t "crisp" but clean, a good meld of strong German hops and clean lagered malts. I would drink this again but a cleaner more attenuated and less malt-centric beer would be my preference for this beer.
zgaier (1420) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark gold with a thin white head and aroma of malt and hops. Taste is of massive hops, pine, wheat, caramel and floral notes with a dry, heavy bitter finish. Very good brew, a lot of hoppy flavor throughout
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from BevMo: Poured a golden honey color and created a thick fluffy white head. Aroma is pure with high quality barley malt that gives off a floral scent of pollen and a faint whiff of powdered sugar. The flavor is genuinely bready with a minor taste of oats and whole grained wheat that morphs this beer into something more than just an imperial pilsner. This is reminiscent of European strong lagers/pilsners. Had some serious signs of dust floating around which might have been from light struck bottles in BevMo’s center floor under sun beams or a long shelf life, but this bee still taste fresh and crisp.
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thos was a pretty good beer. Has a definite crispness to it and is pretty bubbly as well. A nice beer but not nine bucks good.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of pilsner and grainy malts with lemon, citrus, floral, and noble hops.
T - Starts off with pilsner and some sweet grainy malts with some lemon and citrus hops and some bitterness. Through the middle, some more lightly bready malts come through with some floral and a bit of grassy hops and more bitterness. The finish is a mix of pilsner malts, citrus and floral hops, some bitterness, and some lager esters.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and lightly dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Very crisp and refreshing and overall well balanced.
PorterPounder (5607) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Panama City Beach, Fl - Chan’s Wine World - 750 ml flip-top bottle. Pours a dark golden with a bubbly fluffy snow white had that leaves plenty of lacing. Pleasant aroma with some light grainy notes, a hint of light honey, some mint. Flavor is full bodied and bold. Pick up some honey sweetness, some maple syrup, a bit of toasted bread. Thickish mouthfeel. Not bad at all.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750 ml swing top
Aroma: sweet golden malts , soft with alcohol hidden. True central European hop character. Very nice.8-
Appearance: golden with slight haze. Large thick white cap with some lace. Preety.
Taste: medium full bodied. Very clean, medium light carbonation. Slight bitter bite on tounge, slight mineral notes with golden malt at end. This feels very authentic. Similar to high end Polish Mocnes , perhaps tad hoppier. Solid brew. Glad I bought it,
Lubiere (10187) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A blonde pils with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet malt with light chalky notes, smooth German hops. In mouth, a smooth biscuit malt with nice German hops, smooth and refreshing. On tap at GB Summerlin location, August 9 2012.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big bottle poured into glass. Golden brown color with a thin bubbly head. Aroma is full of grains, bready notes and slight fruit. Nothing super special but pretty decent.