Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared by SoLan. Pours golden color. Nose is bready, malty, and bit of yeast. Flavor is the same as the nose with some citrus flavors. Light and easy drinking.
Shot (451) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark gold with a fluffy white head. Substantial cling. Aromas of roasted malts and fruity esters. Flavors are toasted malt, caramel, fruit, and German hops. Exceedingly smooth. Nice toasty flavors. Clean mouthfeel. Gotta like this one.
Dacrza (852) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE: August 11, 2016... OCCASION: fighting through intense back strain--a first--while contemplating camp tomorrow... GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal... sparse, swirling gold bubbles churn upward as clusters cling around the glass’s side... an off-white head goes from two fingers to an uneven, rocky, mess of bubbles and smears... in contrast, the body is the picture of golden amber, crystal clear... caramel malts and bread dough mesh with light, flowery hops that tantalize.. the first sip is hearty, medium-bodied, and balanced, though the subtle touch on the teeth is bettered by the breath’s malty finish... the finish itself is conditioned, with a palpable sweetness... at 30 IBUs, more hoppy than the average lager--a bouquet of flowers and slight citrus (melon and grapefruit)... rich in its malty sweetness, with caramel, slight nuttiness and the requisite bread dough.. meanwhile, the overlying experience is enjoyable, drinkable and flavorful in equal aspects... (yet another) success for the Great Lakes guys, that 5.8% ABV sticks a stronger edge to the session lager...
spokeydonkey (84) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma notes of spicy hops, bready malt. Very clean. Taste is very sharp and clean. Bready, grainy maltiness. Sweetness up front. Then a strong hop spiciness. Finishes dry and clean with a slight lingering bitterness. This is medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Exceptionally drinkable.
I’m not typically a lager fan, but this is an amazing beer and one of my favorites.
jefcon (1642) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet aromas of mash and malt. Not so bitter, a little thick on the palate, and slightly sweet on the finish. Sweet hay, dry cocoa, spice and some fruit.
beakerh20 (63) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice golden red such appearance with a light head. Perfect for the Germany vs Ukrain game. It has mild hops with the characteristic of a Pilsner.
chucklemation (1425) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden color with a white foam head. Aroma is bread and caramel malts and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet bread and caramel, some earthy and spicy hops. Has a thin, light, smooth body with soft carbonation. Decent.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orangish gold color. Aromas of malts, a touch of orange, and some yeasty notes. Flavor of minimal hopping, some grains, and light fruity aftertaste.
pkbites (867) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma is a bit odd. Soil? Zinc? Tastes like some mineral in it too. Iron? That smell/flavor is not overbearing and shouldn’t keep anyone from enjoying this. It’s just a bit strange is all. Sits a bit heavy in the gut. A bit above mediocre.
ebone1988 (1371) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is buttery, hops, malt, mash, weird. Appearance is golden, white head, clear. Taste is buttery, sweet, corn, malt, earthy hops, dirt. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, earthy aftertaste. Overall, this is a strange style.
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clear copper pour with a medium off white head. Little lacing. Nose is caramel malt, bread, corn. Light to medium mouthfeel, slightly creamy. Taste is brown bread, spicy hops. Nice and malty with a fairly mild bite of spicy citrusy hop. Tasty, probably my favorite in the style.