asheft (2549) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, almost lemony hops aroma with a good dose of malt sweetness that is nearly caramelly. Hazy straw-gold with a rocky foam that drops to a whit ring. Well balanced sweet malt with herbal and citrusy hops and a subtle bitterness that does not linger. Medium body, moderate carbonation, clean finish.
Ratman197 (10103) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing top bottle poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of graininess, straw, light spice and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of straw, graininess, light fruittiness and a hint of spice with a smooth malty finish.
CanIHave4Beers (3328) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy gold with lots of bubbles and a tight medium head that leaves plenty of lace. Aroma is some copper, some grainy malt, just a shade soapy with some floral and honey notes. Flavor is distinct honey up front with a good mild hop character, dry with a good malty flavor... sort of baguette like.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught 0.25L tasted at Janoinen Lohi. Pale head. Mild nose. Slightly hazy hey coloured. Soft taste. Average hoppiness. Lacey forming head.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUL 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dai, una keller onesta, niente di eccezionale però meglio della lager ed una birra sbevacchiona che ha comunque un suo carattere..poi avreste dovuto sentire che caldo che faceva a Brescia in sti giorni aiuto
ghawener (1471) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: This is a tough beer style; as an unfiltered lager it has a robust ’un’ perfect characteristic giving it an earthy taste. It’s far from the Pils as it lacks bitterness. Refreshing, light but full of flavor. A great session beer. Drank mine in San Diego on a trip after some BIG beers from the local breweries, I needed a change.
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - JUL 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma isn’t anything special and not very strong. Pours a light hazy golden color with a medium white head that disappears pretty quick. Some lacing. Taste is a creamy malt with citrus, butter, bread, and hops at the end. Overall a nice brew.
theisti (3276) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml swing top bottle purchased at Lukas in Overland Park, Kansas. Produced on 09/08 stamped on the bottle. Pour is hazed orange golden with a nice one inch white head. Falls slowly with nice lacing. Aroma of slight citric grainy toasted malt. Element of cherry fruit sweetness behind that. Taste is grainy, toasty maltiness with a really great mineral edge in the back. The citric cherry fruit is present, but takes a back seat to the toasted malt. Initial palate is medium to thin, though it becomes a really full and satisfying mouth feel. Carbonation is medium, finish is clean though does flatten out a bit. Really subtle, complex and drinkable beer.
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brown, 500 ml, 12.5 P, got it in Munchen
Appearance: Pours muddy, thick, non - transparent and unfiltered body in texture, carbonation of the body is rather mild, body is orangy golden in colour, head is initially big but decreasing to rather small, quite firm, frothy, dense, long lasting in its small size, there is a nice lacing, head is snowy white in colour.
Aroma: It is not very strong, rather hoppy oriented profile with pronounced hoppy freshness, notes of cacti, lime, refreshing crispy malty base denoting healthy sweetness, white bread or rolls, whipped cream, mineral profile, not very sophisticated but inviting and interesting, orange, lemon, some citruses.
Flavour: Front is mild, spiced up with spicy - citrusy hoppyness, very clean, very refreshing, easy going and smooth on palate, gentle alcoholic warmth in the aftertaste is working well together with spicy - hoppy profile and the refreshing citrusy side is making the beer even more complex. Flavour in overall impression is good but somehow slightly lacking in character in the aftertaste. Still there is a lingering astringence and the beer has quite a long finish with bready oriented malty base with notes of orange and lemon.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is kind of rough, carbonation on palate is moderate, finish feel is highly astringent, gently to moderately alcoholic, quite clean.
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL swingtop from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark golden color with a very slight haze (not very kellerbier like). Medium head with fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet toasted malts with faint fruit notes. Taste is very similar but with more pronounced fruit notes... plum and peach... and very light grassy hops. Medium bodied.