DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a golden color. Smooth beer with little to no aftertaste. An average beer that would be great in the summer.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Dos in Davis. Well, there’s something to be said about this beer’s palate, although nothing more wowed me. All the flavor is up front without a real aftertaste. Very well brewed, but average as a lager.
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A 12 oz bottle. A packaged date on the neck of the bottle. The beer poured a golden body with a fizzy white head. The smell was a nice floral hop. Taste was a hop and bread flavor. Ok carbonation.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better than standard fare lagers. sweet and citrusy with a mild biscuit malt base. a little thin but a pleasant sight for sore eyes swimming in a sea (cooler) of MGD and Bud Light.
Ratman197 (10640) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear golden yellow with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, straw and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of straw, light citreus and a hint of earthiness with a crisp lightly bitter finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2919) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
So this is far from the extreme beers that I tend to gravitate to but is overall a very well-crafted lager. I can readily get this in the bottle and have had it at the brewery as well...vibrant golden-color with small white head. The aroma is faint...but the flavor is definitely solid. To speak in rather abstract terms...it’s crisp, clean, and "bright". If you have a friend that you’d like to transition out of the "macro madness"...this is a good beer to test the waters with.
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Deep golden in color, solid white head. Smooth, creamy, malty, yet crisp. An all around good lager.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2008
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured out a beautiful golden color. I’d go so far as to say the beer is refreshing. Nothing much to it flavor-wise, but nothing much to offend either. Has more taste than a Bud Light, but then again, so does Miller Lite.
RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Bottle. Smooth, easy drinking beer. And what’s wrong with that? The taste is very smooth, maybe a little extra malt and carmel flavor for a lager. Perhaps owing to its Hawain roots, goes for a mellow rather than crisp finish. Very slight hint of melon. Golden yellow color with little head.
CubsClapp (13) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it in Hawaii, and can currently get it at a bar 50 yards from my home in Fort Collins, CO. Nothing special, but not too bad either. I can’t drink more than 2 or 3 of these at a time though.