bitbucket (2154) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at The Rock in Lynnwood. Pours a nearly clear lght amber with a thin but lacy white head. Lightly floral aroma. Some bread and fruit in the taste. Clean finish.
after4ever (5847) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the Lynnwood Rock. Pours sparkling gold with a thin white film on top and on the sides of the glass. Absolutely vacant nose. Watery body, soft carb. Light grassy, herbal nose on the mid-palate and finish.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seventh stop during the ABA Beer Tour ’07 in Olympia, Washington. Sampled on tap at the Fish Tale brewpub. Pours a clear golden pale yellow brew with a lumpy white head with good retention. Aroma of light bread-like malt, soem grassy hops and a touch of peppery spice. Taste is light bodied, some carbonation with a light bread malt flavor. Finish is slightly watery with an average bitter aftertaste.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grainy, corn-like aroma, slightly sour. Kepps a solid head, appearance is dead on for this style. Unfortunately, flavor is a bit too musty and earthy, possible oxidization.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Golden amber beer with a nice off-white head. Slight grassy/hay aroma. Slight spicy, slight grass, clean malt flavor. Very clean and well balanced. Medium body. Lingering spice/grass/malt.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the pub. Clear gold in color with a fluffy white head and sticky lacing. Sweet malt nose and flavor that is very balanced. Light body. Smooth and creamy. Good beer.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at SeaTac airport. Golden with medium head and nice lacing. Very nice hoppy pils. Bitter finish. Tasty though.
billk (352) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Anthony’s in SeaTac airport. Golden not yellow. Good medium body with plenty of malt & hops. Tasted a bit stale to me though. Better than I thought it would be. Wouldn’t hesitate to try again.
DarkElf (3013) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draft: Anthony’s in SeaTac Airport) This beer is supposed to resemble the hoppy pilseners of the Friesland region of Northern Germany, and there’s no question this is a hops dominated pilsener, perfect for the Pacific Northwest as well. The flavor is spicy, grassy and hoppy, mildly bitter, and the malts are very light with mild sweetness. The aroma is mostly a mildly spicy and crisp hoppiness, and a very light maltiness in the background, but overall, it’s not all that aromatic. Light bodied, clean, fairly crisp, and very refreshing on the palate. Pours a clear pale golden color with a tall white head that leaves a bit of lace at the top of the glass. Only the occasional carbonation bubble can be seen rising through the beer, the main knock on appearance for this pilsener. Pretty easy drinking beer, but with all the hops, this is not just another run-of-the-mill pilsener.
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at lucky labrador. good approximation of german lager. plenty of hallertau character, honeyed hay aroma and a metallic bitter finish. nice shade of light golden, just lacking character in the malt department