craftycarl21 (2300) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy yellow pour, smallish head. Clearly a very fresh keg and boy does this deliver more than I would’ve expected, with a vibrant noble hop nose of spicy and grassy hop, touches of light but gorgeously subtle malt and it dries out at the finish. Excellent beer.
cheap (4629) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bomber. Pour is very nice too look at, a big rocky head on a bubbling hazey lookin lager colored thing. Smell is crisp and fresh. Taste has lots of sizzling co2. It says its hoppy but the taste is not overwhelming hoppy; you can taste it tho. Hops do build as session continues. Seems to be more than the 4.5% listed here. Overall not bad for a somewhat unsweetened citrusy beer. Didn’t think I’d like this but it was OK!
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy, with a complex hoppy balance...nice flavor. Very crisp. The Gods are pleased I’m sure.
phaleslu (7670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks, Blake! Pours a hazy pale yellow color with a medium white head that lasts. Aroma of straw, bread, grass, minerals, sawdust, and perfume. The flavor is absolutely identical. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, crisp mouthfeel. Might suffice for lesser gods.
stouby (4110) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home.
Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma light to medium malty (caramel) and hoppy (flowery, notes of citrus). Flavor light to medium sweet and bitter, light spicy. Light body.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits - Somerville, MA. Light, subtle, salty and plain grain aroma. Coulda guessed this was a Golden Ale. Hazy. This really feels and tastes like pils malt. It’s clean and that’s commendable. A nice snap in the finish. The water works well for this brew. It’s pilsner-like, which I enjoy. I think I would have so much more appreciation for this if it was 85F and sunny, which reminds me that this will be a go to summer beer next year. I’m looking forward to having a local, clean malt drinker like this.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The label sets the bar pretty high and it unfortunately doesn’t hit the mark for me. Pours a yellow colour with a white head that dies away almost immediately. Aroma of yeast and corn. Similar corny flavour with some caramel, grass, yeast and a little alcohol coming through at the back. Low carbonation and a slick, oily mouth-feel. A little CO2 prickle and a long corny, yeasty linger. Not my thing.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours out a lighter golden hue, white head decent lacing. Not much coming from the aromas, some citrus, little nutty, doughy, but light notes. Crisp and clean palate, but not really much flavor. Palate isn’t super balanced, light and messy, some steely off flavors. Pretty average.
williamstome (1395) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer of the Gods? That’s a lot to live up to, and this falls short.
Straw yellow color. Okay. Aroma is soft and fruity. Esters. Sharp german hop flavor, with notes of fruit and yeast.
mansquito (4211) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blainchard’s, Allston sixer ($10): Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is straight up German hops and not much else. Taste is sufficiently bitter throughout. Tastes almost like a pils, but is still definitively an ale. Malt backbone is thin, but the beer is not watery at all. In terms of texture it is great, but in honesty I am not a huge fan of the flavor profile, even though I love the styles from which this in derived.