Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a very light yellow with a grainy, generic aroma. Taste isn’t too bad- some sweetness with a hint of floral hops. This is very light in all respects- aroma, taste, and body. Not badly done, but just not a whole lot here....This needs to be ice cold on an 85-degree day to work.
AskForJenny (1062) - Ontario, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz - Clear, light gold liquid. No head in wetted glass. Skunk of hops on nose, vague eurolager palate, not near the malt strength. Eeh.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had about 20 pints of this over the last few days in Fl. one of the better or best beers you can find at the regular bars along the east coast of Fl. I got a bit sick of it- but it is damn good compared to other lagers. Pours a mostly to entirely clear depending on where poured- usually a decent white head. Aroma is fresh bready doughy pils malts, crackery, slight sea-foam, herbal and floral hops- and just clean with no adjunct-crap or DMS which is nice. Flavor is big doughy fresh malts, herbal and floral hops, a bit grassy at times, nice full malt, crisp finish but often has a saltiness and sea-foam which is unique and makes it quite quaffable when cold, but as it warms it becomes a bit harder to drink because of the saline nature. Pretty good though- seems a bit underrated?
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Very dry. pores a yellow with white head. aroma is sweet malts but light amounts with floral notes and very light citrus. Flavor is also bittered by floral hops and backed by a sweeter malty flavor. Bitterness lasts throughout and lingers.
CheersMate (1337) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, 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 (1485) - 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 (1702) - 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 (2988) - 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.