asedzie (657) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the taproom. Pours a very fine deep gold with white head. Nose is mead-like with floral background, cidery at points with some non-noble US lager hops - Sterling? - very mildly metallic but not unpleasant. Flavor is medium sweet with pleasing floral overtones, some apple notes, which are distracting - what dominates is a mouth coating of residul sugar that lingers for a long time, well into the finish until at the very end an herbal and bitter hop note kicks in. The honey I like very much, as far as it is discernable, but there remains other less interesting flavors which detract from the overall profile of the beer and which come across like a cheap euro strong lager - this makes me feel like this could use longer and more controlled lagering.
deyholla (7713) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Stub & Herbs. Pours a clear yellow with a touch of gold and a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has note of bread and cookie with a decent amount of earthy honey. Flavor is similar with sweet grains and and earthy honey underlying.
shghn (6) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
JFC this beer is fascinating. I don't know whether to shotgun it or to sip on it for hours. Has great aromas of honey, mint, and citrus. The ABV is non-apparent at 8%, but it's a golden lager!?! Its immensely satisfying, yet easy to drink (especially with spicy food/tacos which is how I'm enjoying it).
Way to go, Indeed. Busting out a beer like this just proves your attention to detail and over all quality. Drink it!
bookman10 (719) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light, hazy, golden yellow, with massive head. Aroma is veryfloral and grassy. Flavor has a touch of sweetness, along with the grassiness, some fruit/citrus. Not especially remarkable.
jcnielsen (2498) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a Yellow color with white head. Grainy, corn, malty flavor. 5/4/5/4/11
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF 2014. Pours a hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Gooey consistency. Moderate high sweetness. Honey, orange citrus, grass, and straw flavors. A little strong on the back end. Overall, ok.
BrewHaMeister (228) - - NOV 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours a hazy straw yellow with nice head and lacing. Aromas of honey, bread, dough, and floral. Flavor has very mild bitter hints, mostly sweet. Not bad.
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2014. Gold color with a small head. Floral honey aroma. Strong Noble hop flavor. Plenty of honey. Some corn and grain notes.
Nsanders (686) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Waxed 750mL. Hazy yellow with a bubbly white head. Lager yeast, dried grass, soft sweet honey, and bread dough. Has a sweet honey start with a lingering yeasty bread flavor. Body is medium with a filmy feel.
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clean, blonde, fizzy. Menthol, chlorine and chamomile notes, airy and strange. Fresh leaves, lavender, crystalline sugar, cooling herbs. Oxygen exposure reveals the canned corn sweetness with a little time.
Basic doughy lager taste, and quite clean with very little happening. Low fusel flavors and low trash, weed compost flavors; how these are avoided when there is so little body-building flavor to find amidst such high alcohol is confusing. Light corn like sweetness throughout, herbal qualities less present; honey finds its place in the distant finish with a floral sweetness.
Palate somehow crisp; very gentle slickness midway through, finishing only mildly dirty. The concept here is no less misguided than any other imperialization of a low gravity style, but this crisply rendered version is more acceptable than most; a flavorful beer it is not, a hot mess it is not.