stouby (3510) - 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 (3126) - 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 (754) - 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 (3114) - 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.
Kavu (1966) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is mostly malts with a hint of hops. Flavor is pretty much just malts too. A hint of floral hops in the finish. Decent.
lusikka (5341) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Rated @ 25.6.2011.
Pours a yellow colour with a very small white head. Aroma of floral hops, perfume and grass. Flavour of floral hops, some bready malts, citrus and caramel. Medium bodied with a bitter, light, fruity finish. Nice summery brew.
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
palate cleanser. Some people use crackers, asians use pickled ginger. I use this beer. Smoother and less flavor than water.
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - MAY 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In bottiglia da Eataly, courtesy of Orsello. Avrei detto fosse a bassa, ma mi sbagliavo; vuole essere simile a una Kölsch, senza riuscirci.