phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
" Hausmann Pale Beer is sure to satisfy even the largest thirsts and most discriminating tastes." Not me it didn’t. This beer was absolutely awful. I sure hope I got a bad bottle, because i would probably never drink this again. Pours a bright clear peepee colour with no head. Aroma is corny, with a faint hop nose. Taste is sour- like fermented apples sour. Not good in any way. Mouthfeel- there really is none. it’s quick to go down, but unfortunately the only place it’s going down is the drain.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle from Woodmans in Madison. Medium amber with a small off white head. Aroam is mild sourish malts, hops, and light citrus. The aroma was sour malts but the flavor is sort of a candied malt along with hops and grains. Not bad.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a medium orange color. Head was one finger high and off white. It reduced over a period of a few minutes to a thin, but tenacious, film that left some lace behind. Aroma was of husky grain and biscuity malt. Dry on the tongue up front with some sugars coming out at the end. Tasted husky with a touch of caramel. A grainy aftertaste "graced" the finish.
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to Skyview! Poured a clear, brilliant medium orange with a short, well-retained cap of white head. The aroma picked up candied caramel paired with a dry floral hop presence.. soft with building sweetness the deeper you inhale.. quite pleasant. Flavor had a sweet, yet darker caramel and vegetal base with grassy and floral bitter accents.. left a rather lengthy vegetal finish (was pretty good up until that point). Light-bodied and again felt good until the finish... tacky veggies, some sour fruit, and grass left a less-than-pleasant final impression. This wasn’t far from a solid session brew.. just need to iron out a few kinks.
Skyview (5345) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Picked up six pack from Bob McFarland’s Liquors in McFarland, Wisconsin. Pours a clear caramel amber brew with a thick white head that quickly dissolves to a fine film and some surface bubbles. Aroma of light caramel malt, green vegetables, grassy hops with a touch of dry hay. Taste is lightly carbonated, medium bodied with a taste of toasted multi-grain crackers some dried leaves and a mild bitterness. Finish is little gritty, with some pepper/herb spice aftertaste. Terrific to see another historical pre-Prohibition Wisconsin label has been revived by Grays but the flavor is a little off for a Pre-Prohibition recipe.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 13, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle from Woodmans on Gammon Road, Madison (Oct 2006) consumed a bit above fridge temp from a Corsendonk glass. Bottle says "Hausmann Pale Beer." Light gold and slightly bubbly with a thin diminishing head....unpleasant nose of skunk, rotting vegetables, a bit of caramel, sun-bleached plastic....body isn’t so awful as the nose but isn’t really good either, with light pale malt and little caramel struggling to rise above the extremely watery and heavily filtered body, sitting lifeless and sludgelike in the glass....the finish adds a metallic component to the charms of an already nearly worthless beer; Grays should really consider not doing any contract brewing anymore!
Headbanger (3556) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-A gold body with a white head with an aroma of malt and vegetables. A taste of malt with a little hops.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12 oz. twist cap long neck brown bottle with a coded freshness date stamped on the neck of bottle.
Made an average appearance, poured a clear macro lager golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing, decent carbonation.
Had a hay and husk nose with a light sweet maltiness in the background.
A crisp and smooth light bodied mouth feel, average drinkability.
I was surprised by the taste, a nice hay and husky bitterness upfront that is cut by a balancing dry, crisp grain cracker maltiness and a subtle hay and dry malty finish, very pleasant.
Not a bad macro lager from Gray’s, tasty and balanced, would be a good beer to consume after doing some outside work under the sun.
heemer77 (5196) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I bought a bottle at Woodman’s in Madison. The body was medium gold with a white head. The aroma had potatoes, over ripe tomatoes and some green beans. The taste is some light potatoes with green bell peppers. There is also a little hint of black pepper spice. A slick and thin mouthfeel.
badgerben (4651) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2005
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tap at Memorial Union. Amber color with no head. Moldy hop aroma. Bad, bad, bad taste... moldy honey and wet cardboard. This is just wrong.