Oakes (13060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber. Thin head. Balanced character. Light caramel and earth. Vague all round. Moderate bitterness. Very middle of the road character, just not that interesting.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(1L bottle, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, herbs, and grass. Flavor of herbs, grass, light florals, and toasted grain.
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(PPSG09, 1L bottle, thanks JoeMcPhee) Clear apple juice body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, apricot, bread. Taste is modeately sweet, apricot, some bread, spice. Light-medium body, light resin.
bhensonb (11800) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1L swingtop from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy amber gold with a foamy white head. Light aromas of floral and fruit. Med body. Frothy carb. Flavor is floral, light stone fruit, touch of citrus, light malt, and something that makes me think of matches. Guess the main thing is the hop and malt, which is always followed by a herbiness til the next mouthful. It’s quite dry, certainly bitter. I’d say they nailed the style. If I’m being a bit harsh, I think it’s because I keep thinking ESB, which it isn’t. Nice shot at a bit of over the pond.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@Pilsner Petes East Coast Gathering-1Liter bottle–pours a dissipating white head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet light malt, herbal. Taste is sweet light malt, herbal. Light/medium body. Thanks JoeMcPhee for sharing.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale golden beer. Very fresh crackery malt aroma. Light wheaty/spicy notes. Flavour also shows a very clean, crisp malt base with a touch of pleasant fruity estery character. Clean, well-balanced and easy to drink... just what you want in a bitter.
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2009-07-26. Golden yellow-orange body with a nice foamy beige head. (3+) Mild hoppy aroma, grassy notes, muted malts. Mild flavour is grainy, light bitterness, grassy touches in the hops, very light astringency in the back end. Average to light palate. Okay, but too mild. Bottle shared by Jon Walker
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden body and a large white head. Head lasts for a while and produces pretty decent lace. Aromas are grassy with notes of toasted bread, doughy bread, pepper, tangerine and a light hint of dried fruits. Flavors are grainy, bready and grassy. Possibly a hint of diacetyl buttery-ness. Decently bitter finishing with notes of dried tangerine. Medium to lively carbonation. Medium dry finish. Crisp and bitter.
mcberko (7808) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours golden with a frothy head. Bitter malts on the aroma and flavour, more on the hoppy side. Not bad.
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a clear golden yellow with a medium white head. Smells of lager style grain and a bit of hops. More grain on a medium body. Bitter, tannic, lightly quinine like, but with no grapefruit character.