mcox90 (1375) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a 1/2" white head. Aroma is grains, malt and citrus. Moderate palate, low carbonation. Flavor is bready grain, sugar, malt, mild hops and pepper. Yes, I said pepper. Just a little.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lucent gold, thin white head, medium-full body, medium carbonation.
Aroma: fruity floral hops.
Taste: lots of crackery pale malt, lots of mild vinous floral nobel hops, and a little bit of yeast.
Pleasant and nicely balanced. Big but simple. More a pairing beer than a sessional.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Sample Date: 8/22/2009 Source:Other) Grainy with a good dose of grassy hop aroma. Crystal clear light golden with rocky white head. Grassy hay like hop flavor. Bitter but a lot of malt sweetness to back. Dry bitter finish.
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden pour with fizzy head. Grassy hops and toasted malt in the nose. Sweet sweet toasty malts in the mouth with some sweet grass hops and some lemon zest. Pretty refreshing and pleasant.
MaBeer1972 (1221) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep golden brew with white fluffy head and decent carbonation. Spicy grapefruit aroma and flavor. Body is on the heavy side, despite the clarity. Decent amount of alcohol burn with this one going down. Hits the head quickly. Tasty enough, but really not my thing.
patrickfannon (1205) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours transluscent golden with a thin white head. Aroma of citrus, apple, hops, yeast, and hints of coconut and banana. Medium bodied with a crispy, slightly tangy mouthfeel. Good pils.
williamherbert (1168) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Earthy malt aroma. Grassy, leafy hops. Pale malt aromas with herbal notes. Very forest-like overall.
Ultra-clear straw yellow color. Huge champagne bubbles. Retention of this big, white head is great. BIg gobs of lace.
The flavor is earthy (ie. dirt) malt taste; grainy. Bitter, grassy Euro hops. A real bitter, herbal finish. Some medicinal, slightly astringent/sour qualities.
Creamy feel like juice, but fizzy and bubbly. Has a distinctive bite at the swallow. Makes it a nice sipper. Strong: a bitter "pils" to swallow.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From mcox90 via trade. Poured a nice rich golden color with a two-finger tall white head and good lacing. The aroma was a nice blend of light floral hops, spice and grass. The flavor was spicy hops with some softer floral notes and a touch of malty sweetness for balance. A nice mouthfeel that almost felt oily from time to time. A nice example.
halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is light gold, almost yellow in color. Aroma is of hops and orange and lemon peels. Taste is very hoppy and citrusy. I can pick up a lot of lemon peels and some orange. Has a nice and smooth finish. Another good one from Harpoon.
jsmerig (1043) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright yellow-gold with lively carbonation. Big aroma of pilsner malts and hops. Taste is malty sweet with a sharp bite in the middle. Finished with a mellow residual sweetness. Hides the alcohol very well.