Cobra (1100) - - MAR 27, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. Fresh before June 05 on label. Poured out a darker shade of straw yellow. It has a thin, fast fading white head, that left a slight layer of frothy foam on top of the beer itself. Aromas are mostly of lager yeasts, slightly musty. Some lemony aromas here, not appropiate for the style. My guess is that they used stale grain to brew this beer. Medium mouthfeel, nothing special there. Finished too lemony for my liking. Needs serious work, and fresher ingredients.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A wonderful pils. Fantastic aroma of fragrant mild hops and a touch of lemon. To quote Michael Jackson, "it’s frighteningly drinkable". At 7% alcohol this one can sneak up on you though. An example of perfect hop use.
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 Holy crap, I loved this beer on draught. A definate surprise as I had ordered it after a wonderful scotch ale, expecting something crisp and light, never having heard of this beer beforehand. What I got was a very complex concoction, lots of floral hop aroma, nice and bubbly, very thick and full bodied. I loved it!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep bright golden with a thick frothy and well-lacing white head. Aroma boast lots of fresh European hops and a nice sweet malty backing. Starts with a light pale malty sweetness with some green, resiny, earthy hoppiness and a dry sticky, semi-bitter finish. A nice double-pils.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an abundant white head on a crystal golden body. Spicy hop aroma. Flavor is well balanced blend of malt and sharply bitter hops. Clean aftertaste; a bit of bitterness left on the tongue. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful clear deep golden with a thick white head. Herbal, grassy, grainy lemony nose. Very malty, crisp and pretty sweet. Like the aroma, the taste has notes of grain, grass, herbs, lemon and a good dosage of pilsner-y hops. The alcohol content is very well hidden. Moderately bitter aftertaste. Very full, round, smooth and creamy on the palate with a nice medium level of carbonation. Lacing hangs in sheets, good head retention. Looks like this improved over last year’s. Good stuff.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Golden and clear, with a lasting white head.Clean big malt and noble hop aroma, with a definite lager yeast note. Big and malty flavor with a nice noble hop flavor and bitterness. Has a German character to it....a hoppy maibock? I like this a lot.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Interesting beer. Amber in color with a nice head. A very complex beer. Went well with Jap food. Very well balanced with hops and malt. Nice mouthfeel. Medium bodied beer. Very hoppy with citrus hops. Nice.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a lot of head. a very dark complex beer. i could get both the hops and the malts in this. And the percentages seemed to change with every taste.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a clear golden yellow with a good-sized foamy white head. This quickly falls to a collar and leaves a little lacing. Aroma contains citrus hop scents, a bit of an earthy tone and the malt shows through as it warms. Tastes a bit sweet at first then it is followed by a spicy citrus hop flavor to balance it out a bit. The finish is a little bitter and also slightly warming. Mouthfeel is medium and this goes down quite smooth. Makes for a pretty good session beer even at 7%.