jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Yellow-gold with big, foamy, white head / Light nose of lemon, grain, straw, and resin / Light to medium body, some sweetness but mostly dry, fat with low carbonation, good balance and lightly bitter finish / Mellow flavors of lemon, straw, and honey / Lacking the expected crispness, this is still a very nice, easy drinking pils.
JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on draft. Pale yellow with a nice frothy white head. Aroma is fairly nondescript, but what is there is on the verge of skunky with hints ad bread, hay, grass, and some leaves. Taste is lightly bitter with some bready, nutty notes coming through in the finish.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bread, spruce, skunky, typical pilsener aroma, golden, clear, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation, not offensive, not a real fan of this style.
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear gold with a thin, white head that fades quickly. Decent lacing. Subtle atone with slight but not overpowering straw notes. Effervescent mouthfeel, but not as thin as some pilsners. Taste is light and slightly sweet, but without the sour finish of some. Good representative of the style, but not a style I prefer.
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DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear, light straw yellow with a tightly carbonated white head. My weak nose can only pick up a trace of pale malt and peppery hops. Clean flavors of straw, grits, and a hint of lemon peel. Refreshing.
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden with minimal white head. Nose is light plastic, bready malt, fairly dry, light hay. Fairly clean flavor, some
light metallic flavor, light peanut hull, bitterness is kinda all over the place. Fine, but I doubt I'd buy again.
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UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, 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 (1517) - 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 (720) - 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 (3179) - 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.