jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-trade with jtclockwork-big white-hazy pale yellow. A-lt malt, citrus-lemon, apple skin. T-spice/citrus hops, lt malt.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted yesterday in honor of Canada Day, cheers! Cloudy golden color, massive white ice cream cone head, solid lacing. Aroma of duty, earthy lemons and straw. Taste is barnyard, rising bread dough, sour citrus. Very nice.
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"333" from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours rather dishwater gold with a white head. Aroma of mild - both bread and probably saaz. Med body. Flavor is something of a fruity pils. Not strongly fruity - but it’s there. Lightly bready and rather herbal hop. It’s bitter enough to push into a decent pils range, but this is an ale. Perhaps this is what happens with pils ingredients and an ale yeast. Might account for the fruit hint. Main attraction is the bitter finish - also it could pass for a clean beer. Sadly.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A light hazy golden ale with a thick creamy white head. A biscuity malt aroma with peppery hops notes. In mouth, a crisp sweetish malt, light lactic notes, herbal hops, and light berry notes. Medium bodied. On tap at Vices versa, Jan. 2007.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Noodleuser. Pours hazy yellow with a large, frothy white head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is grassy, spicy and fresh hops, light malt, earthy yeast, huge fruity esters and spices. Flavor is fresh, grassy and spicy hops, medium bitterness and fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a lighter to medium yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of citrus, grains, and lighter fruitiness. Tastes of the same citrus (lemons), grains, and grass.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Pale blonde beer, slightly hazy with a thick creamy head. Aroma is very wheaty and spicy. Softly fruity with a bit of light chewy character. Lightly melony and a bit minty as well. Juicy and peachy with lots of honeyish character. Lemon and a bit of soft bubble gum and bread dough. Nice, juicy fruity brew.
Sammy (7732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
cloudy yellow/peach and unfiltere. Good yeast and hop and fresh. Grapefruit and some yeast in aroma. Medium plus creamy mouthfeel.Nice hopping. This is a big time upcoming brewery based on 6 months’ real time brewpub displayed here.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (brand new bottle to our market, date code seems to indicated 01/12). Pours with a lightly hazed, very pale, straw yellow hued body with a large and lasting white head. Aromas are quite estery with some acetaldehyde and straw. Lots of apple, baked bread, pear, grassy hop. Bready and toasty malt. Cidery. Flavors are malty and bready, medium sulfur and cleaner than the nose. Medium assertive bitterness with a lightly grassy hop character. Toasted and bready malt flavors compete. Carbonation is high ( what seems like above 2.8 volumes of CO2). Medium estery, lightly cidery, some alcohol. I was looking forward to this, but I am pretty disappointed. Medium-thin body. Dry.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2011 Any first impressions?
-A frothy head dissipates into the hazy pale straw.
-Well-developed cereals proudly reach the nostrils as subdued hoppiness do not announce the potency of their presence in the flavor profile.
-Soaring noble, herbal hops carry into a leafy bitterness, gravitating around the purported chewy cereals.
-The ample yet drinkable maltiness and soft, big-bubbled effervescence emulates Franconian/Bavarian unfiltered lagers.
What if you dig deeper?
-Honeyed bananas discreetly approach the spicy, herbal hoppiness.
-I am reminded of Drei Kronen Schesslitz’s Lagerbier. Very impressive!!
-Immensely drinkable yet never frail, this competently-brewed German countryside classic (as an ale, in this case) cannot fail to please. An amazing beginning for this new microbrewer. THIS is a golden ale!
On tap at Vices et Versa and at the brewery, plus many times from the bottle.