rosenbergh (5560) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml bottle. From Windsor, VT.
Clear pale golden colour with almost no head.
Skunky hops in aroma. Somewhere between Mexican Lager (Sol/Corona) and Czech Pilsener. Quite sweet malt, skunky hops and urine in flavour. I’m not dying for this.
nike (822) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured like a pale larger, I think the style is closer to a pale larger as well. Overall, not bad, somewhat watered down. The brew gives hints of hop bitterness, not a well balanced micro. A decent tasting brew for the summer months.
BREWMUSKCLES (2090) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice semi bright semi mellow lightish pilsener reflective of a different influence. hop character somewhat German but mainly recessed. Buffered alka seltzer carbonation smoothed out and with a touch of astringency. Some pale malt and light sweetness with a touch of lemony fruit and some added body.
CharmCityCrab (122) - Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2011 Hops forward, but whatever these hops are (Czech Saaz, according to the description on the RB page), I don’t think I really care for them. Kind of astringent without the piney or citrusy or spicy notes that I usually appreciate in hops, The malt is drowned out -- I get the feeling it’s just straight pale malt, which doesn’t stand up to the hops here. Not horrible, but there are a lot of better choices in this price range when it comes to craft lagers, and, if push came to shove, I think I’d prefer a Budweiser more than this thing (In part because it’d cost less, but that’s not the only reason).
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light golden pour with a small white head. Almost no aroma, a little bit of hops. Crisp flavor with a nice hoppy bite, considerably more interesting than the aroma. Nice light summer session beer.
auerbrau (3079) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at People’s Liquor Warehouse - Warwick, RI as part of the Summer Vacation Mix 12 Pack. Aroma is a light snap of green hops. Flavors are kind of all over the place and watered down. For a Bohemian Pils, this is a pretty good Pale lager. The hop bitterness is there, but the flavor isn’t. I’m getting a lot of soft, soapiness, and a bit of an odd, almost five-spice-like character. I wanted something a little drier, a little crisper, and a little snappier.
Pailhead (4236) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of light honey, grass, and a touch of grain. It pours transparent gold with a one finger head that fades to a thick film. The flavor starts with with some light honey and a touch of citrus. The finish has some light grass and a touch of floral notes. Light bodied with soft carbonation and somewhat soft mouthfeel.
Nephilium (1219) - Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This starts with a mild earthy hop aroma, and pours a clear pale yellow, with just a dusting of head. There’s a nice clean taste with a touch of hops. Light on the palate, and easy drinking. This is a good beer for a hot summer day.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at the Harpoon tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 5/26/11. Clear yellow pour with a thick white head. Dank malt aroma with crisp hops. Malty flavor with kind of an odd creamy character before a bitter finish. Not quite as bitter as I would have expected for the style.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brand new in a bottle at my local bottle shop; that beer store in moon is certainly an intersting place. Has a unigue bready yeast with dull pine hop olfactory. Looks like pale lager in the glass. Decent overall lager flavors with a medium mild pilsner bite. Some citrus shines thru. Decent co2 males this a little more zesty than I predicted. Comes across rather fresh. Some hop pilsner bitterness begins to build on the palate as the session continues. Yes, mild to medium bitterness begins to take over halfway thru the bottle. Not bad overall, good way to get a pilsner hop bite without going over the top. Medium bitter linger for a finsh.