PorterPounder (4944) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tampa, Fl. - Whole Foods - 22 oz bomber - murky, dark golden pour with a nice sticky white head that leaves plenty of lacing - marked down a notch due to the overpowering head that would not go down. Pungent aroma with plenty of grassy goodness and some white grape frutiness. Crisp lager flavor with some mintiness, melon-like fruitiness and a touch of pepper. Full, crisp mouthfeel - great for a lager.
Suttree (4742) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange, thin ring of foam. Woody, earthy, and citrusy aroma. Flavor is...mushroom? is that right? In addition to what we’ll call mushroom, there were some dryish, woody notes. Tasty, if pretty simple.
altonbrownd (4488) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Golden body with thick head. Nose of hops and citrus. Taste is nice and crips. Really cool pilsener really with lots of IPA traits. Nice and bitter finish.
notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very hazy copper pour, with a soapy, lasting head - interesting and complex aroma of grapefruit, bread, brown sugar, floral notes, hay, a lot of earthy, musty character - the fact that they left this unfiltered has given the beer a lot of earthy complexities in the flavor - smooth, creamy mouthfeel, with a medium body - strong, leafy, herbal hops - a little bit of tartness - bready malts, spices, a bit of fruity character, notes of rye, toasted grains, even hints of smoke at times - grapefruit pulp and a touch of citric acidity arrive late - an interesting and tasty beer - this is no premium lager, though - it is definitely a kellerbier. (Note to the brewer, though: quit it with the pretentious names for your beers)
jgb9348 (4285) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden coloured body with a nice large white head. Aroma of very strong, pungent alcohol, malt, metal and a touch of light frutiness. Medium-bodied; Strong malt flavours with a dose of light hops, some apricot and peach tastes, a bit of floral notes and some major metallic tastes. Aftertaste is relatively nice, some deep pungent maltiness, some good hop balance and a mild dryness that couples well with the finish. Overall, a good beer, not amazing, but definitely good for the style and a welcome sample! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Knightly Spirits (Orange Blossom) in Orlando, Florida on 15-November-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 27-November-2010.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is definitely hoppy with grass, citrus, malt, and yeast. The appearance is hazy gold with a large foamy head. The flavor is like the aroma with a very bitter finish. The palate is what I expected for the style. Overall a really nice attempt at improving a lager but it’s too astringent to enjoy.
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Tony at Oldsmar Tap House for sharing this one. Pours yellow with a white head. Nose is light malt, spice, grass, barely noticeable lager, but mostly clean. Flavor is similar: light malt, hint of spice, maybe some sage, a touch of grass, and this light-medium bodied beer finishes clean. Interesting.
thornecb (3977) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pale copper into a shaker. Large white head recedes leaving spot lacing. Caramel and grass aromas. Bitter with little malt balance from front to back.
TURDFERGUSON (3749) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got to say it. I really fucking enjoyed this lager. Pours slightly cloudy orange-amber with a small white head. Nose of citrus (grapefruit, clementines, meyer lemon of note), floral, light bread/toast, hay. Flavor is very clean yet very full with the hops and malt in perfect balance. Crisp and dry finish.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly sour, almost Bohemian Pilsener aroma. Medium, foggy, amber brown. Sweet, with raisin/bock/vienna toastiness, and good German hops. Medium to medium-heavy body. Crisp, citrus pith finish at first which mellows out into a chalky aftertaste. Not bad. New Leaf Market.