FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Original review posting date 5/8/2008...
On tap at The Dubliner in Ottawa...
Looks a little better than the average macro bear - more of a darker - maybe honey - color with typical quick and ample carbonation. Head wasn’t too bad.
No crap on the nose - it smells very clean - sort of the way I remember Alpine Lager from the Maritimes. No silage from the minimal Saaz hops and adjuncts really shows up on the beak, but...
...the silage does make a grand entrance on the palate, as does a little rice(?) adjunct. Still it’s pretty crisp and inoffensive.
This style lends itself to crappy aftertastes, but I don’t really get one here. Finish is light as expected.
If it’s the only thing around I could session this up pretty easily. Not the end-all by any means but a pleasant surprise for the style.
MunBro (315) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like most lagers it has almost no flavour. Pale straw yellow with a fizzy head that dies down fast. Thin malt based flavour but mostly tastes of light hay, straw, corn, etc. Not an awful beer by any means, just not very exciting.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Rated at the brewery, draft. Pale straw yellow, stable splotchy head, it’s actually fine except for the sweetness, clean, and has a very soft mouthfeel. Aches for hops, and not sure how many I’d drink, but I finished my pint and is not bad for what it is.
ChewyBeer (33) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typical lager. Clear with medium carbonation. Neutral nose. Medium mouthfeel medium carbonation. Malt based but not strong taste
CH-303 (1382) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
New Canadian province, British Columbia (4/13):
Appearance: Light golden, clear and fizzy. Good amount of white head.
Aroma: Fruits, slight malt.
Taste: Fruit, lemon. Some malt and sweetness. Easy drinking.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 355 ml can, CHF 5.80
Info: 4/7-2014, BB: 23/10-2014
mkel07 (3302) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml bottle from Stewarts Wine Company. Rating from December 2013. Pretty standard pale lager with nothing that sent sit apart from the hoards of other pale lagers on the market.
taylorderek (25) - - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light floral aroma. Pours clear yellow-gold with which thin tall head. Mostly hoppy with a thin body. Nice on the palate
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rockin’ the Kokanee! (You know chicks dig it, right?). 340mL bottle pours with a clear pale gold body that supports a white head. The aroma offers up corn, corn flakes, floral hops and grainy malts. The taste is similar with sweet malts, corn, floral hops and then some mild grainy malts that take a stab at balancing out the sweetness. It gets a bit mineral here and there too. Not bad as there is some balance achieved that offers a small island amid the sea of sweetness.
cmacklin (251) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
355 ml can. Pours a pale golden colour with a thin white head. Very mild aroma of malt and corn. Very mild flavour of grass and hops. Light body with watery texture and soft carbonation. Bland and boring.
foyle (232) - Wyoming, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 11.5oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a thick sudsy white head which slowly recedes with moderate lacing. Color is clear straw with plenty of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: lightly toasted barley malt dominates with a bit of grassy herbal hops in the background.
Mouthfeel: light and crisp with a quite dry finish.
Flavor: sweet barley malt, some corn sweetness, some mild hop in the finish. There is also a bit of paperiness and a bit of green apple.
Overall: a mild, pleasant, refreshing lager.
pinkie (463) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours bright straw gold with a inch of white soapy foam that fell fast and left no lace just a thin ring. Nose is pristine. Light sweet corn and a bit of grain. No fruit. The hops show up only to give a bit of grass. Tatse is crisp, clean and mild except for a bit of bite from carbonation. Has a thin body with a touch of dry cracker and sweet corn. No fruit. I really like it. As it warms rather than discover a bunch of off flavors that compel you to drink this quickly, this one shows off a bit of water that I would say tastes like new snow. They claim to use mountain stream water in their brewing.