ClarkVV (4215) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 pack of bottles drunk 6/28/14 and onwards
The reason I know the date I had this is because I posted on Facebook, "Early candidate for beer of the Summer." And I’ll maintain that very much so. Sierra Summerfest 2014 wasn’t its best year (certainly wasnt the worst, but still had a lot of resin and breadiness) so this one was an easy go-to. Similar to Jabby Brau in the malt/body department, being very nicely attenuated but still with enough texture to balance the hops. This one is certainly less hoppy than Jabby Brau (and most craft brewed lagers) but still has a light bitterness and some herbal-pepper notes that do just enough to balance but leave a focus on the delicious malt. Not quite creamy, as that would imply too sweet and heavy a texture, but just the exact amount of malt chewiness and depth of flavor (brown bread, baguette, light sourdough). Delicious. And of course appreciated by no one on this damned site. I hate you all.
rjplumer (665) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light grainy malt aroma. Solid pale yellow but with a slight haze. A quick bubbly white head but doesn’t last long. Taste is slight grain and lemon zestiness in background. Has a light tart finish that is refreshing.
Beerathon (1558) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
If the macro lagers tasted like this, I’d be more apt to drink them. Crisp, soft carbonation, slightly sweet, corn, wheat, and a hop presence that is nice. Easy drinking, great for drinking multiples.
AirForceHops (4508) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Julio’s Liquors. Yep.... Aroma and flavor are the same.
The flavor is corn, mild sweet grain with a mild grassy hop. Light body with mild bitterness. Body is on the watery side. Well, the brewery nailed the style BUT.... producing a macro tasting lager for a craft market? I enjoy this breweries more creative offerings.
smith4498 (3253) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with WillRunForBeer. Pours hazy straw color with white head. Cereal malt and grassy aroma. Lightly sweet malt flavor with grassy hops. Light to medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Brian.
MaBeer1972 (1438) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12-pack from Julio’s. Can’t beat the price at $10.99. A very pale yellow brew. Fluffy white head. Light malty flavors throughout. Some fizziness. Pretty boring, honestly.
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale yellow beer with a quickly disappearing white head. Nose with a little malt and a little lemon. Clean, crisp beer with cracker and lemon cookie notes.
John25 (1067) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at the brewery. Clear gold. Clean, simultaneously smooth and crisp, refreshing, biscuit, hint of lemon. Medium carb and feel. Top notch for a lighter lager. They were out of bottles to-go so I’m very glad I got to try this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
KyotoLefty (7552) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster from Tap at the brewery. Very pale gold. Light malt nose and a kiss of hops. Light, crisp flavor, tasty lemon and biscuit. Very light and drinkable summer beer, not a whole lot going on though. Well done for what it is.
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft, a mans man laggah. Great for outside and working and what not. Its a good budweiser, actually reminded me a lot of coors extra gold.