CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks like a lager to me. Organic huh? I haven’t had a very pleasing organic experience yet. This beer does have a nice thin head sitting on top, but again it looks like a cheap pale lager. Cheap smell, a little corn lager aroma on this one. A little hop aroma comes through, but I wouldn’t say that it is enough to call this a pale ale. Also, a slight malt aroma, but nothing I would say that pops out at me. Decent mouthfeel. The hop taste does come through. Completely misguided by the aroma. Nice pilsner type bitterness. This beer is surprisingly decent. Not much of a malt presence, but quite an interesting bitter characteristic. Also, the palate is surprisingly decent as well. It is fairly smooth for a beer expected to taste like Natty.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bonus bottle from emacgee. Pours a bright shade of copper with fleeting off-white head. Looks a bit like apple juice. Smells almost like a tripel, and tastes like a pilsner. Features grass, orange peel, and grain. Seems unfocused.
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours an off-white head with a clear golden body. Aroma is of biscuit, honey, and hops. Flavor is biscuit, citrus and spicy hops. Finish is honey and a slight bitterness.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours pale, gold, with a slight haze, small white head. Aroma is grainy, toasted malts. Flavor is a good bit thin. I would have expected a bit more malt. Very light beer, dry finish, hops are cetainly there, definitely more pils than bitter. This must be the beer for everybody else...
crajun (1182) - , Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
rec’d in trade? I think I got the worse end of that - blah, not really better than macros - move along
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. This one pours out a clear gold producing a rather spare white head that settles quickly, leaving little lace - not a good beginning. Grain based aromas of straw and toast punctuated by some earthiness. Medium body, light carbonation, dry palate. A subdued but pleasant maltiness up front, softly bittered to produce a dry finish. Smooth, drinkable, sessionable.
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Mellow Mushroom with Chris, immediately upon completing our MBA educations. For that reason, it tasted pretty damn sweet. It was much lighter (color) than I thought it would be.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out a nice light orange color with a very small this head. Aroma is slightly hoppy with a noticable amount of sweetness. flavor tastes like beer. with a small hint of hops. overall its not bad, just not my favorite
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle someone shared at Houston BA Tasting in October. Pours a cloudy, faded yellow with white bubbles instead of head. Nose is of lemon and floral. Taste is floral and biscuit. Mouthfeel is thin and dry with a slight bitterness.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap Brick Store Pub. Pours deep gold - almost orange - with white head that laces the glass. The aroma is grassy hoppy with a light malt sweetness. The aroma is slightly earthy, but the hops smell more like European hops (German or Czech) than like British hops as description suggests. Flavor is pleasant and hoppy and a little bit (unexpectedly) delicate - like a hoppy American wheat, but without the wheat. There is a light malt sweetness with a touch of fresh, yeasty bread. The finish is spicy dry and pleasantly bready. The mouthfeel is crisp and spritzy with a medium body. Overall, a decent session beer better suited for warmer months.