bhensonb (11065) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz brown bottle from Corti Brothers. What a coincidence! It smells a bit of wet dog! Certainly the expected grain and hop are absent. The color is brassy gold, and the white head promptly ringed. Medium bodied, sharp carbonation. The instant start is somewhat biscuit, moves on to a hint of roast malt. The bitter is reminiscent of one of the older, better, American lagers that had decent amounts of hop. Olympia is the only one I can remember, and this is probably more pleasing. The finish is crisp, clean, not un-dry, and has an amount of hop for the mouth that is so much more than macro lagers from America. Maybe this is a memorial to the days before our lagers were destroyed by the advent of cheap shipping. (Got nothing against cheap shipping; helps get the craft brews closer to me). Best American pale lager I’ve had recently.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Name: Premium Lager
Date: July 07, 2009
Appearance: hazy yellow, fine white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet corn aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, light balancing hops, touch of spicyness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light hazy yellow with a thick white head. Peppery malt aroma. Crisp malt taste, fresh from the brewer’s tank, biscuitty, and strong yeast notes. Light bodied. On tap at brewery, August 2005.
Ratman197 (9806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear pale yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of bread, straw and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread, light straw and a hint of spicy hops with a smooth dry finish.
marcus (6497) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy yellow with a modest white head and a floral aroma. There is a slightly sour light malt flavor with a dry bitter finish.
beerguy101 (5284) - Newark, California, USA - APR 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very pale gold color. Small head. Aroma is malty. A light bodied lager. Malts are wheaty, there is a slight banana and clove thing going on here. Hops are a little citrusy, mild of course, but definitely present. A mild beer, not a lot of flavor, but nothing really objectionable or bad. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
hayduke (3369) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 7, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From Corti Bros in Sacramento this 12 oz bottle poured a gold color with a small white head. Nose of a wet blanket and grassy hops Very light mouthfeel and flavor is ligh caramel malts and odd tasting hops. No much finish. Not much of a beer for that matter.
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle purchased from Corti Brother in Sacramento, CA. Aroma has some spicy, peppery, herbal hoppiness present. Lightly grassy and a bit of biscuit. Moderately hazy blonde body with a large, frothy, white head that leaves attractive lacing behind. Lightly sweet, lemony malts to start. Some graininess and a bit of biscuit flavor also makes an appearance. Finishes with a light, herbal, lightly bitter hopped finish. Pretty light, and quite drinkable. A baby pils.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Jack Russell. Pours a light-golden color; clear; fine-bubble white head. Pleasant honey, cidery character in the aroma; some sweet corniness show nicely. Medium body; moderate CO2; lightly sweet. Sweet corniness, some light toast, a bit on the sweet side with light bittering additions; just crisp enough; I could drink a lot of this. Quiet, crisp, toasty finish; nicely dry.
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Take the ability to quaff large amounts of this, and it’s a pretty good beer. While there isn’t anything horribly wrong with the beer, there’s nothing really outstanding either. I suppose that’s a good thing, no? A malty aroma with hints of corn. Typical golden lager color with a decent head. Not much in terms of flavor with a clean finish. Drinkable, yes definitely. Outstanding, no.