WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve not had too many beers from this brewer, yet this one seemed superior to the others (though thatís not saying all that much!). Nose was decent...lightly hoppy with yeast notes. Flavor was also ok, but unremarkable, with the same light hoppiness coming through. Iíd certainly take this over a BMC offering, but itís hardly a brew to seek out, if youíre looking for something in tradition of fine German lagering.
TheBeerGod (5230) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber pour. Short white head. Aroma is caramel, grassy hops, light toffee, fruit and nuts trail mix and buttery biscuit. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, fruit and nut trail mix and light grassy hops. Body is medium with a bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, light toffee, dried fruit, nuts and grassy hops. Not too bad!
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Brown with a small head. Aroma is grassy, earthy, musty, corny. Not at all pleasant. Flavor is for the first time in a while, almost undrinkable. Like cooked vegetables and corn.
BelgianBeerGal (3140) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Local bottle. Clear brown colour with a medium foamy, khaki head, lots of carbonation and decent lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and apricot. Pretty clean taste but maybe a little metal in the middle. Some hops and bitterness pop up in the aftertaste. Decent considering the source.
PorterPounder (5485) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Costco - 12 oz bottle - part of a 24 bottle variety pak for $18.99 - not a bad deal. Medium copper pour with a slight bubbly white head. Aroma has some toffee accents, some tootsie-roll like cheap chocolate and a hint of wort. Flavor has some toffee, a hint of chocolate and some ripening vegetable notes. Mouthfeel is slightly metallic and starchy. Not bad for the price and my fridge is full of beer for a few weeks!
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2009
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thanks to Sam for the fun. Smell is horrible, like a porto-potty. Flavor isnít much better. Trying to be a typical macro-lager but it even fails at that. Plus, I donít know what part of Germany they make crappy beers like this in, but remind me not to go there.
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sulphury lager aromas, grains with traces of caramel. Pours golden blonde, crystal clear. Actually not as bad as i thought it would be. Thereís really just not a lot of flavor, cereal grains, mild caramel, with little hints of grassy hops.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Gold. White carbonation. Stale grains and a bit of petting zoo on the nose. Flavor adds some biscuity elements. Basic lager. Walking a tigh rope between offensive and not.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. malt and light grass aroma with light mineral notes. Malt and light grass flavor with light earthiness. Medium bodied. malt, light eatrh, and light caramel lingers.
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Light amber color with a pillowy white head. Decent head retention.
Aroma: Light grassy hop notes and some cracker notes on the malt side.
Flavor: Nice balance between the grassy hops and bready malt. Slight malt sweetness pairs well against generous hops. Really not bad!
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel and a medium, slightly bitter finish.
Overall: Not sure why people are bashing this one. It is exactly what you would expect from Costco. Good quality at a very affordable price. I would take this over BMC any day of the week. More importantly, it really isnít a bad beer compared other craft brews.