Honso (4) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 6, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma of noble continental aroma hops, hints of citrus, strong golden color, nice hazyness, compact stable foam, the taste is fresh, light malty body, moderate hopiness, normal to livley carbonation, nice round finish
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Advent Calendar #14. Highly forgettable beer, nothing much going on. Aroma was a bit spicy but other than that, yeah a boring unfiltered pilsener. Probably much better fresh.
AirForceHops (4512) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16.9 oz. bottle purchased @ Bier Cellar, Portland, ME for $4.39. Foamy white head laced the lager glass real well. Nose is sweet grain and a light Euro hops aroma. Bread yeast leads off the flavors with yeast and a light grassy hop in the finish. Lots of pale malt balanced nice with a solid lingering bitterness. Medium body with a texture that is mostly drying. It’s ok.
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Dec 14th Beer Advent Calendar. Hazy medium gold with a decent white head that collapses and forms-- I shit you not-- crop circle patterns on the surface. Maybe it helps that I’m drinking this from my wide-mouthed Corsendonk glass (which reminds me, have you heard that joke about the wide-mouthed frog? great kids joke). Okay so let’s smell this lil’ fellah.... equally grainy and fruity, pineapple again, but nicer than the tinny old shitty canned pineapple that I smelled in yesterday’s advent offering. This smells fresh, and I like that. Tastes fresh too. Grainy with sweet fruit, but light as air, and with a dry finish that really seals the deal for me. Yes, this is good. It walks a fine line, and could easily be corny and tinny, but it isn’t. It’s clean, grainy and sweet, with a dry finish that is lightly bitter. Okay, I’m more than halfway done now and I still really like it, but it’s simplicity is making me focus on why I like it. The mouthfeel is soft, not sharp, or crisp, and the finish is ultra clean. This is tasting more like an unfiltered Berlin pilsener to me. NOW I understand why this is making me happy-- it’s nostalgic. I’m definitely a statistical outlier here. I’ve got only a few sips left and I’ve gone from liking this little beer to kind of loving it. If I could find a lager like this here at home, I would have it in my fridge at all times.
RumRunner101 (881) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy golden pour. Aroma of hay, grass, lemon. Flavours are the same along with yeast. Finish is yeast and spice. Nothing offensive, but not terribly exciting.
Reimer96 (1513) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a hazy golden with a white cap. Aroma of lemon, some sweet malt and yeast. Taste is yeast, lemon and some bread with a bit of a bitterness. Pretty bland and boring.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dec 14 CBAC. Bubbly dark yellow. Light grain scent. Hint of yeast or lemon. Strong flavour and mouth presence. Grain and raw wort flavour. Really lively on the tongue but kind of rough overall.
pintbypint (2941) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml brown bottle from Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Hazy yellow colour, small white cap, . Nose has grain, bread and some leafy hop notes. Taste has grainy notes, sweet up front, grassy hops, hay and a bit of earth at the end. Light bitter note, trace yeasty. Light body, mild carbonation. Kind of a light feel here, pretty drinkable but not too exciting overall.
CapFlu (4781) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(0,33l bottle) 2012 Advent Calendar. Pours a lasting thin, white frothy head atop a sediment-filled, yellow body. Nose of corn and leaf. Very bland and tonic with some bready undertones.
Yorker (1592) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy golden with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is citrus, grains, malt, and a hint of floral hops. Flavour is malt, citrus, grains, and floral hops.