MattShizzle (569) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Free sample at distributor. Medium golden color, clear. Very clean aroma. OK. Decent flavor - fairly hoppy but not worth the price it sells for.
Kauge (842) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Duke of York in Toronto. Near clear, dark mahogany amber. Thick foamy head, creamy, retention and lace good. Really nice and full, malty character with very little if any hop bitterness. The nose is a little subdued unfortunately. Simple, well done, easy to drink. It really goes down so easy I don’t even notice it disappearing. Exactly what I needed.
Kampfar (18) - Münster, GERMANY, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served from 0,33 L bottle. Clear, dark amber colored beer with off-white head. Heavy malty aroma recognizable yeast, less hops than expected. Flavor is light sweet followed by a moderate bitterness. Medium body with a normal to soft carbonation. Light astringent finish. Very balanced beer without edges, maybe too less edgy.
Quack-Duck (8862) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Heinrichs 3000 Kornwestheim. Deep orange golden with a small white head. Malty with grainy hints, a touch of roasted malts and a good and aromatic hoppy finish.
Stoned99 (628) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
473ml can from LCBO. Thanks Audrée. Aroma: nuts, caramel and a bit of... vomit . App: clear red, huge beige head. Taste and palate: thin body, watery, soft carbonation, light sweetness, really really subtle bitter finish.. Overall: ouf, think it’s better to not say what I think of this beer and it’s smell. Dp
Reimer96 (1579) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice malty Vienna lager with a malty flavor and nose... The hops Aroma and flavor tends to lose the point of doing lager... Not of fan of hoppy lagers.
DomD (185) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from can. Earthy aroma with some yest in there. Pours a clear amber with lots of white head. Very light bitter taste. Light body and thin texture. The look of this promises something different than a regular lager, but there isn’t much there different from most euro lagers.
Dacrza (664) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DATE TASTED: August 13, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Sam Adams Boston lager... OCCASION: week seven at camp almost to an end... APPEARANCE: first, the head: thick, crunchy blanket of off-white retention that holds to a finger well after the pour; tracings are more like smears of clouds... dark amber body suggests a strong, substantial pint... for a lager, an appealing start... AROMA: thick malts that suggest syrup, nuts and bolder malt liquor of the 40 oz. variety ; the hops seem blanketed, as I do not detect the Saaz promised on the label; the Hallertau hints at rugged cone and varnish--an odd, challenging mix... PALATE: medium-bodied, smooth and warm at the throat; little to no action at the teeth; creamy throughout, which makes this almost match the allure of the appearance... TASTE: the muddled aroma proves true here, with some caramel and nut qualities to suggest a flavorful lager, and the hops do make a late appearance; not as robust as a Vienna can be, and the finish is a bit odd... OVERALL: thanks to Matt for the purchase this past week...my first Hop City offering is solid but uneven... drinkable, but not without the astringent, dry, band-aid ending...the second glass furthers the first in its dough and malt... I am hesitant to give this the blessing of another six-pack...
nybol (135) - DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tør i smagen og lidt gær i lugten. Ikke specielt humlet men er alligevel tæt i smagen.
hellonearth (78) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nez de noisettes fraîches. Robe brune dorée avec une bonne mousse épaisse. Goût discret de noix et de caramel. En finale, une pointe amère. Légèrement onctueuse et très fraîche à la fois. Bien agréable!
Cybercat (4169) - Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear coppery amber with a thick, though effervescent, pale buff head. Aroma is crisp, malty, a little fruity - mostly pear plus a little apple. Flavor has a strong malty tone supported by a pear note and hints of hops. Is that a snippet of caramel? Texture has decent body and fairly lively fizz. Get squirrelly!