superspak (4230) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got in a BIF from ZebraCakez. 12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy bright golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance of bright citrus/floral hops and light-moderate pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, light pine, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, cracker, bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness for a short bit. Very nice balance of bright citrus/floral hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. The finish has a good amount of dryness as well; and is very clean on lager flavor with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a damn nice pale lager style. All around great balance of bright citrus/floral hops and light-moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
yiannnos (1233) - , CYPRUS - DEC 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A rather boring beer, but still much better than the commercial alternatives.
g_georgiou (427) - CYPRUS - DEC 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear yellow to orange body with a medium white head. Aroma is malt, hops, citrus, some caramel. Taste is sweet with mild bitterness. Soft carbonation, light to medium body, long sweet finish.
mathieuc (2958) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an ultra clear light golden with a thin white head that won’t stay or leave lacing. Nose is of citrusy hops, light nuts or at least husk and generally a mix between fruits and grains. Taste is moderately bitter and not really sweet while still being malty. Fresh cereals, citrus, tasty! Body is light and carbonat moderate, sessionable for sure! Pretty sure I haven’t had a better premium lager lately or even this year, these Jack’s Abby guys know their stuff!
cattrall (54) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not experienced in session lagers, but this seems like a good one. Pours nicely with a fine head that lasts. Seems well balanced. Mild and light. Hint of citrus with something else creamy inside. Moderately carbonated.
mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice offering from Jack’s Abby. I am trying more of their beer, but guess I’m just not a lager person. I appreciate the work that went into this brew, and it is well crafted. Great balance between the bready malt and hops.
McNeillR (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden, slight haze and a slight head. Light lemon, corkboard. Scratchy enough malt, fairly disruptive carbonation and low density bitterness. Passable enough, not overly offensive.
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The Gavmeister (28) - , SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Craigs...fairly boring...bit soft, slightly lactic...uninspiring but drinkable
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma of lager, caramel. Taste of bland lager. Clean and crisp.
allmyvinyl (8680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of light lemon, malt. Taste is light malt. Ok.