JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 2, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had on drought, oceanside in Waikiki, first beer in Hawaii. Pours a hazy golden with a fluffly white head. Aroma is sweet, mild. Taste has decent hops but no aftertaste. Just a somewhat different lager.
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ Hallandale beer fest (bottle). Pours too clear with a weak, pale lager hue. Clean but wimpy smell. Fresh slightly sweet and nutty grain flavors are perfectly balanced by a good German hop flavor for a nice lingering finish. The palate might actually be too silky/slick for this kind of beer.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Grabbed a six pack at an ABC Store in Waikiki. Decent lager with not much of an aroma to speak of. Pretty average in the long run. I found it to be smoother on the palate than other lagers but flavor wise I found it lacking.
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 (261) - 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 (1134) - 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 (9518) - 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 (2780) - 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 (1043) - 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.