UDBeernut (1671) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first sip in over 3 years of this former pub only brew is a revelation. Straw yellow capped by a white head with good retention. Bready nose with ample flowery hop aroma. Taste is much of the same with a crisp cleansing bitterness level. Quite a fantastic beer, glad glbc made this a seasonal beer they bottled and shipped. My next request: independence ale. Thank you.
andyhwcinc (1434) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at In Fine Spirits in Chicago, IL, enjoyed on a hot Wednesday night prior to doing some grilling. Appearance a pale yellow/gold with a thin white head. Aroma of sesame seeds, rice, bit of sweetness, light grass and yeast, really perplexing smell. Taste is just fantastic. It starts out with notes of sesame, grass, then becomes lightly hoppy and yeasty, and has a great crisp finish. Probably the most unique of the style that I’ve had, I don’t think I washed my glass in a sesame dish, would just be too weird of a thing to notice. Hats off to this great brewery.
Scipio (690) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear golden with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is heavy in bread, and with with a touch of lemon. Taste is very yeasty, and while losing the lemon touches, gains some of a grassy taste. Bitter and yeasty aftertaste lasts a long time. Somewhat crisp but not very refreshing. I’m not very impressed.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Translucent straw body, medium tight off-white head. Nose of bread dough, grassy, zesty hops, and hints of cookie and lemon. Creamy, soft body with dough, yeast, and light sweetness, complemented by grassy, herbal hops with slight metallic notes. Reminiscent of a hoppier Dortmunder Gold. Quite enjoyable.
DrSilverworm (6301) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20oz imperial pint on tap at the Cock & Bull in Hyde Park. Totally clear yellow color, good thin white head. light and nice lace. Good light crisp carbonation, dry texture. Nice noticable light hops, balances the malt lagery flavor well. Lightly bitter and savory lager taste. Really, a solid pils
matthewjk (901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from all 6, 12oz beers into my awaiting mouth. Look, if this is your style of beer--you are going to enjoy this beer. If is not, as in my case, you will think it is an average beer that is serviceable.
Vir4030 (510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light yellow with a thin head. Light aroma and flavor, a little dry but tasty on a hot day.
b33r (668) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice bright gold color with small white head and thin lacing. Aroma and flavor have good malts with a light sweet finish. Reminds me a bit of Dortmunder
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a very pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is bready, biscuit, cracker with a noble hop spice and a touch of fruitiness. Flavor has more of the fruitiness along with the noble herbal spicy hops and the doughy and bread sweetness. Medium body and a crisp carbonation. Nice beer
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Glad this made it to Chicago! Pours a beautiful, clear, very light pale yellow with a white fizzy head. Smells wonderful and perfect for style, and fresh which is nice, floral, bit spicy, love the breadiness (one of my favorite qualities), faintly sweet, great aroma. Flavor is a bit more chalky, dry, floral, bitter, lightly metallic but rounded flavor, very drinkable and refreshing. Not as hoppy as a Avery Joes, or Victory Prima, but a lovely malt flavor with ample fresh noble hops. Lovely. Light bodied, easy drinking, standard carbonation. Not the best Pilsner but if fresh this can certainly have a spot in my stable.