CheersMate (1325) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Purchased at the local corner store. Different label on this bottle. Clear yellow, but with this pale lager there is a bit of head retention. A slight corn aroma, but this pale lager is sweeter than the rest of the pale lagers out there. Flavor is well balanced i.e. nice sweet malt and subtle hop flavor. I was thinking this was going to be a very boring pale lager, but it has actually surprised me. Texture is a little bit thicker than your average pale lager, but nothing exceptional is going on here. Better than most, but not the best pale lager I have ever had.
GJF (1448) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s a decent lager, nothing great. On the sweet side with some grassy hops to it. Very pale, thin white head. Fairly dry finish.
tnkw01 (1614) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Average taste, just an average beer. Nothing great, not bad though. Good for a hot summer day.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured pale golden yellow, malty, grainy, little citrus, little hops, crisp finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2961) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, trade with Daknole, Contract-brewed for the Mainland at Redhook’s Portsmouth, NH brewery. Bottled 7/7/09. Straight-up pale gold lager pour with a thin, fizzy head. A bit of haze in the thicker part of the glass. Some oxidation in the headspace that’s still in the glass, gives way to a bit of a stale beer smell. Taste is nice, though; a fizzy body that carries in some bitter hoppiness. Note of lemongrass. At least the malts give it a nice full mouthfeel. Hops become a bit more peppery toward the end. Decent.
IkesNephew (12) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a nice crisp pale yellow, no cloudiness, with a thin white head. Grains, hops in the nose. Taste is the same, but more subdued. Crisp, clean tasting beer with a light body, but nothing very distinctive about it.
Beerdedone (3114) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma was grainy and malty with some light hops. Flavor was clean & crisp with light malts, grains, and had a hint of orange.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - OCT 21, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
on draft @ pelham east, tried it cause it was different, stupid, i know. not bad, middle of the road lager with no real distinctive flavor or taste, could be drinking a budweiser and i wouldnt know it.
DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I recently tried this beer on a trip to the APS/JPS conference on Kona. This is a decent lager. Not much head of course, but offering a little bit of hops and bitterness in the flavor. I find it interesting to try a Hawaiian beer, but it’s not quite enough to win me over coming from California...
voiceofreason (64) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Honeymoon : Maui
Served with a Hamburger "Hawaiian Style" Thousand Island on top, Mayo on the bottom.
Just wouldn’t be the same drinking it on the mainland.