OldMrCrow (1757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the bottle.
Pours straw-yellow with a nice white head. Though the nose has its share of cat-urine along with grassy hops and sweet corn, this is actually a fairly tolerable US lager. For the flavor we’ve got a warm malty body, rather sweet. Admittedly, the finish is not particularly pleasant, vegetal and slightly metallic.
Not great, not an absolutely disaster. I finished my bottle happily enough.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 12, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours yellow with thin head. Aroma is very much like straw. Crisp finish. Standard american lager.
eaglefan538 (2853) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a pretty light amber color with a decent head that laced ok. Lacing might have been the highlight. Aroma was sweet and somewhat corn-like. Flavor was a bit sloppy for a lager (light fruity esters in a lager? sweet and incomplete attenuation?) but a noticeable but light hop zing in the finish. Mouthfeel was light. Flavor was like a lighter and sweeter Sam Adams.
blondhead (7) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 10, 2006 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
incredibly sweet and thick, i hate lagers really, but the sweetness made this one palatable
humuluslupulus (7) - USA - JUN 9, 2006 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
solid american lager.. clean.. not much going on. (im uploading some old mental notes of mine on 100+ beers to this site so i’ll keep it simple, and retaste soon)
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have had this in draft in Hawaii, but tonight I am having it in bottle. This is a lager. Therefore there is nothing too complex going on here, but compared to most American Lagers, this is pretty good. Believe me, sitting next to a Tiki torch at Dukes in Waikiki, nothing can go wrong. This beer takes me back there. It’s pretty good. Not bad at 5.5%
crazyvin (1901) - New York, USA - MAY 29, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. medicore lager. tanish body white head. mild doughy aroma and flavor. kinda light and was missing wither a sweet malt note or a fruit note.
ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 28, 2006
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Truly a thirst quencher, slightly above average lager. To be enjoyed on a beach in Hawaii.
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow with chill haze and even white head. Light grassy, doughy aromas. Full thick body for a lager. Light carbonation with a slightly snappy finish. Not as clean as I like.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear straw gold with a nice array of steady bubbles within. Small cap of firm white froth stays present throughout. No real lacing though, just a few spots.
Aroma is plain but welcome of fluffy, dry whole grain goodness. Fresh, natural, and slightly sweet with a doughy center.
Taste is pretty solid and the standard for an all malt lager. Sweet, firm, bready, and fluffy. Flavors are mild and long lasting with a nice malted grain taste and texture. Lightly spiced towards the finish with a grassy edged hoppy leafyness. Not bad. Very easy to drink.
Feel is about medium and pretty firm with a holding texture of sweetish malt and a feathery dryness of flour grain and a light grassy finish.
A solid lager. Sessionable and easy to quaff.
A big thanks to my parents who always pick me up something from Hawaii when they make their annual winter vacation to the islands.