Kurtos (115) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma. Immediatley i smell a strong banana odour followed by a bit of caramel.
Appearance. Pours a nice copper colour.
Taste. Get an immediate grapefruit hit, followed by some Banana, Bubble gum and wheat grass flavours.
Overall. This is a really nice refreshing beer, one that is better then any lager i’ve tasted.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmm, seems like a cross between a Maibock and a lite lager. I loved it, unlike most raters and beer snobs. We just love to crack on mass retailers and macro brews. It had a delicious malt aroma and flavor, not overpoweringly bitter or sweet, just balanced. I could drink this ALL DAY and be quite drunk and happy. Certainly better than most other "Pale Lagers." But that’s my opinion, what’s yours?
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An ok brew. Prefer its malty taste to that of the bigger US brewery lagers. Very weak smell, decent but semi-cloudy appearance. The flavor, at least while cold, is pretty darned good but I feel it could use a bit more carbonation. As with the other Kirkland ales, its a very good deal for the price.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Why not. Amberish with a nice off white head. Aroma is lightly malty, yeast, bread, toasty. Taste is fairly malty, some toastiness to it, yeast, faint hoppiness.
Darkmagus82 (1952) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-6-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear medium amber color with a two finger white head. The head has great retention slowly fading to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is light overall but is heaviest of malt and a caramel sweetness. Mixed with these are a faint whiff of a earthiness as well.
Taste – The taste starts out with flavors of a malty and bready base with some light caramel flavors. As it advances further there are flavors of a fruity nature come to the tongue. The sweeter fruit flavors however start to fade more toward the middle to the end of the taste with a light bitterness form a mix of citrus hop flavors coming to the tongue. With all the flavor combined, in the end a moderately sweet caramel and lightly hopped bready flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is average to above average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. The combo of the two is nice for the flavors of the brew and create a rather nice easy drinking brew.
Overall – For the price you pay for this one it is one good brew. There were no detectable off flavors with nice smooth transition. Not too shabby.
Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel malt aroma with the herbal smell of hallertau.
Pours a clear light amber color with a clear apple juice hue and minimal white head.
Smooth buttery hop taste of barley grain malt.
Light bodied, buttery and resinous feel, with lively smooth carbonation.
Definite session beer the butter hop taste is not that strong.
Cybercat (3846) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rather typical clear golden amber with a white head. Aroma is malty with a good hint of fruit and even a touch of hops. Flavor is typically malty but has some fruity and malty touches, drawing it above average. Texture is fairly smooth and fizzy, making a nice tingle. Costco’s offerings are definitely worth of at least a try!
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another one from the pack my friend gave me. Poured into a stemmed lager glass.
Pours a dark rusty orange, clear, with a small white head on top. Scents of grass, lemon juice-soaked crackers, orange zest. There’s ample bubbles rising through this beer, and this gives this beer a nice crisp feel. Light with a touch of dryness on the back end. Easy drinking for sure.
Mild bitterness from the hop presence, semi-sweet citrus add a nice balance. Easy finish with no lingering aftertaste. This beer is what it is - a simple easy drinking lager. I was in the mood for one and it delivered. I could see this pairing well with some burgers or grilled ’dogs.
douglas88 (6924) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Costco. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. A light grainy nose. Honey, grass, pils malt. Sweet and clean. Not bad.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2009 Bottle - Pours a clear bright orange with a large off white hea...huge bubbles...aroma is typical lager skunk, grass, with a malty sweetness...flavour is yeasty, nicely bitter and crisp grains...not a huge lager fan, but I thought this was well put together and my fav of the Costco 4...