Ktwse (2721) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden amber with low white head. Aroma of resin, caramel, toffee. Taste is resIn bitter and caranel sweet. Smooth, rich body with soft carbonation.
ElCapitan22 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear yellow gold color, but has nice lacing and real decent head retention. Smells malty and slightly sweet. It has a slightly bitter taste and finishes quite sweet. Has nice caramel notes and is a nice lager. Big fan of this one.
boxofrane (2387) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at iron abbey. Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head. The aroma is big of pine and floral notes. The taste has a light bitterness, big citrus, sweet finish.
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ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottles from debut onwards, most recently Winter ’14-’15
Deep amber body is topped by a small white head, high clarity.
Fruity and citric nose has light touches of tropical fruits but is mostly full of various grapefruit notes as well as some softer floral notes on the edgges. Malt is dry, not crystal-like, thankfully and add a touch of sourdough bread to the equation. Very little sweetness. Not as much heavy pine as the ABCS but the citric notes are very heavy and only somewhat broken up by the lighter, more playful tropical fruit notes. Alcohol is well-concealed, but some light vapors do emerge with warming.
Bitter and dry, it immediately goes to work on the palate, though light caramel-like sweetness does both soften the palate and attempt to balance. It never balances out for me, especially as it warms and breathes, becoming ever more citric and heavily acidic. There are some very lovely floral and fruity notes here, but they’re heavily drowned out by all of the aggressiveness. Again, these lagers are intentionally extremely hopped and that’s fine, just not my thing. I could do one of these as a sipper, but I’ll just never understand why you’d drink something so fatiguing like this, when you could just drink an IPA with the same amount of flavor and aroma but without all of this obnoxious bitterness/acidity.
solidfunk (5181) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy head. Some citrus and lots of pine. Medium bitter finish. Golden pour with OK head. Good body and good balance. Tap at Bierstube.
kevd193213 (927) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Slightly opaque yellow golden pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of crackers, grass, hops and faint vanilla. Medium body, very refreshing with a slight bitter but clean finish.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Whole Foods PM. Pours clear gold with white head. Nose is pale malt, hops, white peppery spice, florals. Tastes rich, with florals, hops, fruity notes of apricot, some finishing yeasty flavors. A solid beer.
NikkTwist (1971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Eulogy. Hazy golden amber pour with a solid white head. Nice lacing. Smooth full body. Thick blonde caramel malts. Golden rasins. Pineapple. Honeycomb. Sweet, but not overly so. Grassy resiny hops are strong, but overly bitter. A nice balance. Big, but not overdone.
Dedollewaitor (14546) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Vinoble , Odense. Pours hazy orange with a creamy white head. Nose is floral hops, crackers, soap and grains. Flavor is grapefruit, bread and crackers - also quite grassy. Dry and punchy bitter finish. Good!
jacobrm (35) - - MAY 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best lager I've ever had.
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