DYCSoccer17 (3603) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Safeway in Davis, CA. Aroma is full of vegetables, corn, and some DMS. Mild grassy hoppiness is also present. Not too pleasing. Transparent golden body with a small-medium white head and scant lacing. Light spicy hop flavors to start, becoming creamy and milk-flavored in the middle Plenty of doughy malts. Finishes quick and grassy. Slightly metallic, too. Fair enough.
CasperQuaffer (142) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with lots of light foam, white and long lasting. The aroma is unremarkable, with a hint of cardboard. The taste is a bit salty but has a good hops finish. Palate a little watery, but not bad for a prem. lager. The most interesting thing about this beer is where it is from.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing too great here but I was pretty impressed with the Kona Brewing Company on my trip to Maui. Pours a yellowish color, some head and a little bit of lacing. Pretty much what I had expected there. Flavor wise, it’s pretty good for a lager. Tastes like a typical lager except for a little lemon zing they put in there which I suppose makes it more appealing for me. Also makes it a decent choice in the hot weather in Hawaii. A slight bitter aftertaste but no real problem there. I’d get it again but it ranks third out of the three beers I sampled from Kona.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a light golden with a small head. Light carbonation. Nose is malt and grass with a bit of hops in the background. Palate is sweet malts - touch of honey - and a mild hop finish. Beach beer for sure, dude.
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a light slightly cloudy gold color and has a stale hop aroma. Flavor is reminiscent of a European pilsener, not my style.
riversideAK (6055) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A clean lager with a light sweetness and a crisp finish. Nothing distinguished, but it is by no means bad.
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle from Total Wine in Jacksonville, FL. Pours a nice light gold color with a small head. Aroma is of malt a touch of hops. Taste is average lager with a light sweet touch with a weak finish. Not bad, but nothing special.
mar (5180) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
gold pour with bubbles on the outsides. malty scent with a slight sweet malt flavor with a tad of grass.
mmmbeer (1378) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into lager glass- poured transparent thin golden yellow, medium carbonation of small bubbles, thin white head went away quickly, aroma of malt with notes of sweetness and hops. HIts the mouth with a dull but present sweetness which is throughout the swallow, malt seems weak, some hops on the finish, which is clean. I’d drink it if offered, but purchased a 6’er as a pure mistake.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a large white head that lasts leaving good lacing. Light aroma of pilsner malt and spicy floral hops. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium slightly sweet mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Not bad.