PlainsDrifter (75) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light golden color with medium white head. Light bodied, thin with slightly above average carbonation. Very drinkable. Light grassy aroma, flavor of grain comes through. Nice flavor but not much hops here.
kramer (5173) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap, Seattle. Pours a clear yellow body with a minimal fizzy white head that completely vanished. The nose is rather light, a bit of white grape juice like sweetness and some minimal floral hops. The flavor is light as well, and that white grape juice note comes through on the flavor too. Zero perceptible hops. Light bodied and thin with fizzy carbonation and a mercifully short finish. Pretty boring stuff, about what I expected.
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Gordon Biersch San Jose. Clear golden pour with a white head. Kind of a bready and doughy malt profile to the aroma. A bunch of apple and floral hops. A lot of grassy and straw as well. Flavor is mostly sweet and malty forward. A lot of bready malts and biscuit dough. Sorta grassy and definitely an apple note to it as well. Odd vanilla character, but I kind of like it.
mkel07 (3822) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Coco Cove Market Waikiki 271214. Very grainy in aroma and flavour. Dirty socks and wet straw come to mind.
loubar (112) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear light gold with an average white head. Nose of corn and hops Light fizzy body. Herbal, grassy, corny, corn-nutty mid palate with a neutral finish. Not sure why they need the corn. Disappointing rendition of a helles.
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour with a nice white head. Grainy aroma with a bit of sweetness. Flavor matches. A little thin on the palate.
TEJA (1399) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Gorden Biersch in San Fransisco.
Lasting white head. Clear golden/ yellow color. Light malty aroma, and no impurities. Malty taste with some sweetness but very low bitterness.
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"an easy drinker no doubt, but that’s not enough to get a good rating. a little lacking in flavor...as much due to the style as GB brewing, but I’ve found many of their brews to be on the boring side."
ramboraffe (761) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Atlanta. Clear golden with white head. Smell is light grain and lager yeast. Taste is sweet light grain. Clean.
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-27-13-
Served on tap in a pilsner glass
Appearance – Served a clear golden colored brew with a two finger pure white head of foam. The head faded slowly over time to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew was slightly grainy with a moderately bready base. Along with these aromas were some lighter aromas of caramel and corn and a bit of grass.
Taste – The taste begins with a slightly grainy and bready taste along with a little bit of a corn malt flavor. As the taste advances some sweetness of a caramel nature comes to the tongue. Along with this, a grassy hop taste and a little bit of herb come to the tongue. With an increase in the grain, a decrease in the sweeter flavors and a little bit of a cracker flavor coming to the tongue at the end of the taste, one is left with a crisp and slightly drier malt flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the lighter side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the slightly higher side. Both are rather nice for the style and make for a very easy drinking, crisp, and refreshing beer.
Overall – A decent lager with a very easy drinking taste and feel. Nothing outstanding but rather crisp and refreshing.
berkshirejohn (4702) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Buffalo, NY. A pale straw coloured lager; some grain, and litlle else. Inoffensive is perhaps the best description.