jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml. bottle, "Produced On" date (05/07) in the lower right hand corner of front label, sampled in a pilsener glass.
Crystal clear in appearance, a nice bright golden lager color, large frothy white head, good retention, small amount of laced sticking.
Smells of dry grassy grains and pale malt sweet, a mild lemon fruitiness and a light herbal hop.
Creamy smooth medium body, gentle, well rounded feel in the palate. Soft crispness and dry finishing, husky grains with little pale malt sugariness. A delicate tart lemon hoppiness that turn spicy towards the end, provides a pleasant dry bite. Dry husky, grassy grains linger a bit in the aftertaste.
Refreshing taste and quite quaffable, a great after work beer.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - SEP 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Dodgy Deli, Cowly Road in Oxford. Rosy copper, small, fast fading white head. White raisin aroma and that hard to define bready lager quality. Apricot malt sweetness. A bit of sawdust. Soft but a little lifeless on the palate. Needs something. More hops maybe? Brighter carbonation? Just lies there.
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden with a white head. Aromas are floral and buttery with biscuit and lemon. Hoppy with soft citrus. Flavours are grain with citrus and melon. Some caramel and biscuit. A fresh, easy drinker.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My bottle reads "Munich Gold". I have a hard time believing this is not the same thing as their Edelhell, given the exact same alcohol content. This one might be a shade darker in color. Out of the 6 I bought, I found this to be moody. Some of the bottles were sort of muted, but others were bursting with flavor. What I was surprised to find was that backing up some really nice, clean, sweet, but medium-light, malt flavors was this nice little bit of flowery hop "crunch" at the end. I really loved this beer.
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle as "Munich Gold". Pours a clear honey color with a medium white head. A soft bread aroma and very mild straw hops. Mild light malt taste, faintly sweet. Light body and a mildly dry finish.
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up from the Dodgy Deli’ Cowley Road Oxford, consumed outside my tent at Towersey Festival Poured a lovely golden colour with large white bubbly head. Quite sweet and malty, some corn, reasonably refreshing but with little bitterness. Not bad.
demitriustown (1059) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a clera golden with a large sized white foamy head that lingers. Aroma is a lightly malted, somewhat of a light corn aroma and a citrus note. Taste has definate overtones of corn with a bit of roasted malt in the background. A light caramel taste and some floral notes as well. Palate has a lingering maltiness to it with a tingle on the back of the tongue. Overall, It’s a nice change for all the macro lagers flooding the american market.
Dorwart (2363) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin white frothy head of fine bubles. Light carbonation. Light bready malt aroma with some rotting grass and corn flakes. Color is a crystal clear medium gold. Clean and refreshing. Litle bit of corn and soft malts. Little bit of dryness and bitterness from the mellow hops presence. Very easy drinking. A ok brew.
MiP (13525) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Malty, slightly sewery aroma. Clear golden colour. Very fizzy, unstable white head. The flavour starts off quite bitter and slightly sweet. Turns more malty and then citric. Very full mouthfeel and rough carbonation. Rather ordinary.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Swing top bottle. Malt and just a touch of flowery hops in aroma and flavor. Sweetish with hints of tropical fruit. Tasty and well made, without really being an interesting beer.