jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz. stubby twist off bottle with no freshness date, served in a pilsener glass.
Poured a clear bright pilsener lager golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin bubbly lacing.
Aromas of cereal grains, a light honey, floral and soft spicy hops.
Good carbonation and a crisp, dryish, smooth light-medium bodied mouthfeel.
Pleasant pilsener taste, cereal grains, the barley is noticeable and honey, herbal, spicy hops that are quite cleansing in the palate, and a dryish, sweet cereal grainy and spicy hop finish.
A tasty and balanced pilsener from Lagunitas, I’m glad Lagunitas finally made it to Illinois.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a clear golden body with a slender head but a steady stream of bubbles. The aroma is a grainy malt with a sharp grassy hopping. Good carbonation. The malts smooth out in the flavor, nicely balanced with an herbal bitterness that delivers a snappy, crsip & bitter finish. Not bad at all.
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Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is nice clear yellow with a thin white head...very grassy and grainy aroma...flavor is slightly sweet with a strong grassy bitterness...
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Slightly hazy and yellowish in colour with a rather large head. Malty and hoppy with notes of straws and pinnes and cardboard.
jonas (6053) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow, lowish head. Papery malt aroma.
Straw malt, the lightest hint of hop counter.
Fairly light body. Cardboard aftertaste.
Either Plaza Liquors in Tucson sold me a dud or this beer is seriously overrated.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bronze, large pillowy head, decent lacing, good rentention. Aroma is grassy hops with light bread and the usual buttery note. Flavor is fairly buttery with a good balance and mouthfeel. However, the hop presence was lacking. Good, but could be better.
GregClow (2961) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn. Bright orange-gold with a moderate white head. Mild aroma of sweet malt and herbal, flowery hops with a hint of honey. Flavour follows the aroma to a T, and finishes nice and lean. A solid pils.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold color , clear – frothy thick white head –nose is grains, grassy , cereal, hopps , malts , and slight cat urine , very clean - taste of grainy , grassy , sweet ???? , hint of coco , hops , and malts – dry slight bitter mouth feel – skunky , cereal , bitter , grass , sweet red fruit aftertaste
HogTownHarry (6200) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz). Clear bubbly gold, decent fluffy-fizzy white head. Mild honey-grain malt aroma, light eastern Europe hops; clean, somewhat dry. Tastes of pretty tangy sweet malt (a hint of apricot), quite bitter in the finish, dry slightly herbal hops. Very solid body, good carbonation, excellent astringency and a long bitter finish, almost harsh - pretty solid pils.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden straw in color. Lively carbonation with a fleeting white head. Sweet malt on the nose with a tinge of citric bitterness. Sweet and refreshing flavor, juicy malt, with a hint of citric bitterness at the finish. Very quaffable.