mambossa (92) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden pour, sweetly-sharp malty aroma. Perfect balance of warm, creamy malt, delicate hop, and tasteful spark of spice. A true go-to beer, especially for us in the area. Extraordinalrily drinkable beer.
Mainuh_man (258) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
16 Oz tap. Golden with a white head. Aromas of citrus and some nut. Flavor is mild sweet with a funky orange flavor and nutty malt. Finishes with some herby hops. Overall, a bit strange for the style. Some off-putting flavors, but drinkable.
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a shaker pint at approximately 45 degrees F.
A: Pours a crystal clear pale orange, leaning towards gold but definitely more on the orange side of that line, with a fair amount of bubbles visible. The head is fairly thing, and rather short-lived before dying to a ring of white and eventually, nothing at all.
S: Bread, is the main takeaway from the aroma. Whole grain bread, with extra whole grains and some cracked grains along for the ride. There’s some very faint toffee essence in there, and a little dry mustiness, like a long-sealed library being cracked open for the first time in decades.
T: The scent did not lie - whole grain bread flavor is present, and in spades. This has significant bread and grain malt character, for most of the tasting process. There’s a leathery soil note, however, that cuts through any possible sweetness, and is especially strong on the finish, leaving a bitter, clay-earth aftertaste. There are some other, very faint notes present, grassy and fruity, but the bitter soil conceals them enough that I am unable to pick them out.
M: Light and slick in the mouth, and rather sharply carbonated.
O: Not my favorite lager, to be honest, but this is also not my favorite lager style. The earthen noble hops are present enough to obscure some of the other flavors for me, and the malt tones are less biscuit, more bread and grain, to me. I usually avoid this one, and the occasional revisit reinforces to me why I do.
aumentm (439) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good lager. Very smooth and is well balanced. Complex body and nice aroma and palate.
vsmith5 (9) - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle; smooth and crisp, clean finish. Just really good simple beer. not usually a big fan of lagers, but this one is done right.
Obfuscate (275) - Minneapolis, - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty decent refreshing lager with 5.8% abv. Great Lakes seems to have pretty good stuff.
CH-303 (1623) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Orange golden, some off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, slight fruit, hops.
Taste: Good malt, biscuits, some hops. Good balance.
Bought: Total Wine & More (Sterling), 355 ml, $2.29
Info: 28/10-2014, 232/300
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ some beer garden in DC. So my waiter actually actively tried to stop me from ordering this. He thought an overpriced liter of Paulaner would be a better move. To you, sir, I say mind your own damn business. Anyway, deep gold with hardly any trace of a head. Nice toasty malt and burnt buttery croissant on the nose. Some apricot and a bit of pepper. The flavor has a nice toasty malt focus. Just a bit of caramel and light straw dryness on the finish. Easy drinking. Nice active carb on the palate. Overall, quite refreshing.
mrjaxson (352) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold, balanced and delicious, it smells like that big bowl of cookie dough mom whipped up then slapped your hands to prevent you from eating before she baked it.
hman43 (602) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours a dark gold color with a healthy head. There are malt aromas of bread and hay with a bit of dough. It has the taste of cereal, and malts complimented by a bit of yeast.