rcasta (796) - - SEP 6, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
white fine-poured foam sparkles? gimme a freakin’ break bro.
White fine-poured foam sparkles quietly before you and forms a solid uniform layer on top of the light golden brew. You can smell the malt, hops and yeast which are subtly coordinated- and after repeated sniffing you will also discover the flowery fragrance. The impression is easy to retain, and that makes it the Original, Full-bodied, yet not too robust. Always well escorted by a truly fine hops aroma, in no way bitter, but also not just malty.
Chudwick (1712) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft - pours pale straw with white head and decent lacing. Nose is grain and floral. somewhat bitter. light. straw aftertaste.
b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft to mug at Hofbrauhaus. Looks decent; a transparent gold with white head. Smells and tastes lightly bitter and pleasantly skunky with an average mouthfeel. A decent lager.
txspartan (931) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2012
1.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Sweet malts aroma. Not very strong. Mouldy malt flavour. Very watered down texture.
DrSilverworm (4742) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub in Newport.... Asked for a liter, expected that classic glass mug, got a plastic cup! It’s a bigger plastic cup, but no way it was the same size as the liter, and of course, it was freakin’ plastic. They said something about not doing glasses anymore on the weekends for the outside area, what the hell? As much as I wanted to rag on this beer, I have to admit it’s decent stuff, albeit way overpriced, at $8.75. Probably a clearish amber gold color, good creamy white head leaving good sheety lace. Very nice lighter and smooth and crisp carbonation, dry finishg, good light hops through the finish. Straw, white bread aroma. Like a typical higher-quality premium lager.
jcwattsrugger (10918) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a dissipating white head and pale yellow color. Aroma is sweet grain, some herbal. Taste is sweet grain, secondary spice/herbal hops.
ADesenberg (468) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap: it’s a solid lager that although it doesn’t disappoint, it doesn’t excite me either. It’s earthy in flavor, but lacks most everywhere else. Refreshing.
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of bready malt and light fruits. Flavor of sweet bready malts. A little dull although certainly drinkable. 6/4/6/4/14 (3.4/5)
decaturstevo (4620) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw gold with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of sour malt and paper and light earthy hops. Medium malt, cinnamon, and paper flavor. A bit thin and watery.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hofbrauhaus Newport, March 2010 (as Premium Lager). Quite pale gold. Very slight haze. Clean and slightly sweet. Pleasant enough if not particularly remarkable. Did the job OK.