DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light malt with a nice sweetness and a pretty good hop flavor: citrusy and fresh. The cooked corn flavor is basically not present, compared to the aroma. Thereís also a bizarre minty finish, probably due to the hops. A pretty interesting beer, to say the least.
gyllenbock (5306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum, July 2012. Clear golden with a medium white head. Nothing to write home about. Some tutti-frutti, spices and malt. Short aftertaste. Very easy to drink.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The rice really came through in the aroma, and offers a light, and uniquely flavored beer.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Great Divide. Pours light. Fizzy head. Rice and dry. Slight bitterness. Not a big fan of this one.
csaso (1556) - Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap - good size foamy head, very pale straw color, sweet malt/rice aroma, pretty bland overall
wchesser (1319) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a simple beer, but sometimes all you need is something cold, crisp, and refreshing. Sometimes you are in an unairconditioned 100 year old clock tower at a wedding on the 4th of July (for example) and a bottle of this is everything you want and need. A portable oasis in your hands. This will be my go to for those hot summer nights (which are becoming more regular it seems here in Denver).
Nephilium (1453) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mild aroma, with just a touch of floral notes. Pours a clear golden with just a dusting of white head. The flavor is floral, with an astringent quality, and a fruity note that doesnít mesh well. Itís light on the palate and easy to drink. Iím just not a fan of the beer, the off note is off-putting.
AirForceHops (3960) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, served in Flute. Light hazy, yellow. Mild lace, down the glass. High carbonation. Nose of malt and rice. Interesting flavor and totally unique. Pale malt, bready dough and the grainy rice gives it a sake type feel. Itís not a complex brew, very simple. However, that is what I like about it. Super easy to drink.
can8ianben (1379) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting beer. Foamy white head and golden color leads me to think macro lager... but there is more here than that. Subtle spicy characteristics and some upfront fall fruit sweetness. Pretty good! Especially on a hot day.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice bright straw gold with tons of beading. Big fizzy white head that settles to a quarter inch cap. Pretty good lacing actually. This beer looks quite young... especially given that itís six months old... (!)
I shouldíve chosen a better glass as the pint glass isnít exactly doing wonders for the now muted aromas. Fresh grass, pear, pale malts, youíd think there would be rice but then again rice doesnít really have a distinctive smell that I could really pinpoint anyway. Nothing offensive here.
Plenty of slightly bitter/spicy pilsener type notes. Very refreshing. Nothing at all off-putting, a great post-work beer for sure, even in its old age.
Iíve had this fresh in the past but didnít bother to review. I must say that I sort of dreaded opening this but was pleasantly surprised.