SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Lots of alcohol sweetness and little malt to back it up. Hops also donít add much of significance to counter the alcohol. Not a fan. I think there is a reason that the germans never really pushed the pale bock this far toward big pils territory. Then again, maybe this just isnít fresh enough though itís within code.
Jamesthebrit (331) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is oily. Citrus. Lemon orange. A subtle spicy nice like a black pepper.
Looks fine. Hazy pumpkin color. Little head.
Taste is like the smell. Subtle hop oils on the palate but not too bad. Subtle peppery note. Orange. Alcohol on the finish. Malty finish.
Palate is light medium body. Carbonation is smooth. Taste is smooth.
I am surprised at how solid this beer is. Not anything I would go out of my way to buy but a solid beer to drink.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours an amber color. The head is a one finger off-white shade with a nice, creamy texture. While the retention isnít the best, it does leave some lacing behind on the glass.
S: Itís kind of hard to decide whatís in the aroma. Okay, I pick up some floral hops, and maybe some herbs, as well. Oh, and some nondescript citrus tones. The malts in particular are too strange for me to like this aroma. A shame.
T: If the aroma was somewhat indecipherable, then the flavor is almost totally indecipherable. I get wisps of defined notes - herbs, grass, citrus, ginger, malt - in random places, but nothing that pops out. This beer is messy and, frankly, not very good. Itís also metallic.
M: Full and creamy, yet not too sweet. Normally, Iíd enjoy that, but since I donít like the flavor, itís hard to approve of the mouthfeel, either. Carbonation could be a little stronger.
O: Meh. Every once in a while sipping this, Iíll think "hey, itís a decent brew", and then the next sip later, I go back to think "meh, donít like this very much". And there are even some sips where I consider a drainpour. Luckily, I toughed this one out - and I can safely say this is the only one Iíll tough out.
reberiii (403) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
For seven percent, itís very smooth. Not spicy like most pilsner, itís crafted to go down easy with more body than the macro brewers provide. I might enjoy more complexity, but still, would drink again.
bennetporter (254) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Perfectly fine pils from Heavy Seas, although I feel like other styles of theirs are more reliable.
Shaggy513 (3) - Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well balanced pilsner very enjoyable. My friend gave me 3 bottles and wish I had more.
Bork (416) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bears little resemblance to a lager with a thick creamy body and a rounded slightly fruity character. Very low on both aromas and flavors. Some alcohol warming in the chest but no alcohol flavor despite strength.
GenDV138 (2868) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 oz draft pour at Heavy Seas Alehouse in Baltimore. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of sweet malt, honey, light floral notes. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel, tropical fruit, honey. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.
Darkmagus82 (1953) - - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 9-6-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance Ė Pours a clear golden-amber color with a thick one finger white head. The head has fantastic retention eventually fading to give nice lacing.
Smell Ė The smell is bready and sweet. A caramel and toffee sweetness mixed with a biscuit maltiness. There is also a light hoppy aroma as well, although this is very light.
Taste Ė A smooth bready and doughy flavor meets the tongue. There is a lighter caramel sweetness up front that grows stronger more toward the middle of the taste. In the middle the sweet and bready taste create a rather smooth sweetness. At the end a very light hoppy flavor of an earthy and citrus nature as well as some alcohol flavor comes to combine with the rest of the flavors. While perturbing the smooth taste of the brew, it did bring an element of change and ended up leaving a somewhat pleasing
Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer was rather creamy with only a light carbonation level. Very nice for the smooth bready flavors of the beer.
Overall Ė It is a very tasty and soothing brew with some nice sweet bready flavors. One to sit back and enjoy.
sitzds (318) - - JUL 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Purchase by December 2013. Uh, oh. 12oz bottle poured into stange. Lovely auburn color with thin white head that quickly fades. No lacing. Aroma indicates oxidation, but caramel malt comes through. Flavor is pleasantly malty, however tinny oxidation is hard to get over. Medium body, creamy texture, lower carbonation, semi-dry finish. Drank a quarter and then drain poured, but would definitely give a fresh one a shot.
rjplumer (622) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet fruity aroma. Thin head on a clear dark amber body. Malt and fruit smooth taste.A sense a crispness in the background which gives it some character. Has a nice clean finish.