Thisis12ptfont (988) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight orange and vanilla notes on the nose. Darkened shade of amber/gold appearance with no foam. Flavors of subtle orange, apricot and faint vanilla. A lot of sweetness going on, a little too much for my liking. Overall, a pretty decent lager. A little too sweet although, pleasant drinkability. I’d give this a C+ rating.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pretty average. commercialized. Decent amber would definitely pull this from the cooler before a BIG3. nothing to right home about though.
Nik925 (770) - USA - DEC 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
San Diego Baaastin Laagaa? Credit where credit is due to both Boston Beer Co and KS...but this isn’t a great beverage. Aroma and palate are almost not there...Looks nice but the flavor isn’t worth commenting on. I wish KS all the success BBco has had, and if they need a flavorful boring beer to drive that success, so be it. That being said, this is a flavorful boring beer.
yackery (159) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Fast dissolving head and very thin lacing over clear amber body. Aroma is apple juice and apple bread and a hint of hard candy. Taste is mildly bittersweet. Palate is soft and smooth. Overall, despite the commercial hype, this beer is just OK and besides being clean and light, doesn’t try to be anything crafty.
Ratman197 (11097) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel and a hint of fruittiness with a crisp finish.
blipp (6869) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and toast. The flavor has sweet toffee like malt, toast, and light earthy notes. Pretty good.
mcberko (9220) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours clear amber orange with almost no head. Aroma of bready malts, slight caramel tone and sort of a syrupy quality. Flavour is quite sweet, with bready and caramel malt, a slightly cloying syrupy tone, with a lingering breadiness and light hop character. Low complexity, with soft carbonation. Nothing special here.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours a clear pale amber/brown, with no head. Aroma of honey, caramel, malts, bread. Flavour is quite muted, grass, bread, light caramel, honey. Only the fizzy carbonation holds your attention. Not nasty, but easily forgettable.
pushkinwow (2227) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at KS in La Jolla. Very light amber/auburn with tan head. Stale caramel, malts and grains with some toffee. Starts sweet but a touch of bitterness, finish is nice and dry. Did not like this.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with biscuit notes and a light toast Malt dominates with the grains really shining and going long, you do get a light hop hit but this one is all about the malts.