malvrich (85) - durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2015
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. can with undecipherable (to me at least) coding.
A: Tawny slightly hazy gold color with average carbonation from big rising bubbles producing a good bubbly head that both retains and laces quite well.
S: Prominent stiff cracker malt scent with a soft floral hoppiness.
T: A big belt of sour bread hits first with maybe a bit of soft but lingering hop presence. Not sure whether I like this or not as the sour note is pretty strong and dominates. Going to taste a 2nd bottle before finalizing the rating. 2nd bottle tastes a little better, with a more palatable bread note. Shit is evidently old.
M: Average to slightly below average carbonation and a medium weight..
O: Disappointing beer overall. Strange flavor leaves questions about the age of this beer. As mentioned, the can has some coding but I don’t know what that shit means and the brewer’s webpage also lists no coding info. Piss poor job here. Plus, a couple other brews from this brewer have been mediocre at best. Skip it.
jtclockwork (10429) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of corn, toasted grain. Lighter bodied.
SudsMcDuff (6637) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle in the lobby .. . pours a standard gold .. bread and spruce .. mild bread finish .. decent lager for sure .. . .you know i’m not gonna sell some peanuts outta this place!
djd07 (5307) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle during the RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a hazy gold with small white head. The aroma is grass and wheat. Medium mouth with strong grass and grain.
DrSilverworm (8154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted during RBWG post grand hotel tasting. 12oz bottle. Mildly hazy golden orange color. Thin white head. Loose bits of lace. Bready malt, some corn. Moderate sweet taste, very light bitterness. Light to moderate body, lighter carbonation. Kind of slick. A solid lager.
Leighton (13520) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared late night in the hotel lobby during RBWG 2015. Pours Cloudy yellow with a creamy white head. Lovely biscuits and doughy white bread in the nose. Light sweet flavor with nice grainy cereal, biscuits, hay. Light bodied with average carbonation. Nice biscuity malts to finish, faint lemon rind, cereal. Tasty pils.
Ferris (7011) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Light grains. Clear gold with a decent white head. Light grains and light bitterness. OK.
mcberko (8691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Fish Tale, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is nearly non-existent, with light grassy notes. Flavour is rather soapy, with light floral notes and detergent. Weak and a bit off. Not a disaster but not good.
Headbanger (3499) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 1/20/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-50° in Lager Glass-Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of malts and sweetness. Taste of malt, grass, and grains. This light bodied brew is well balanced and smooth to drink.
Bulk_Carrier (2575) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grumbler purchase at Breeze-IN, Juneau AK
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a semi - clear to hazy amber color. Light carbonation rose to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than about 45 seconds. Light stringy lacing graces around the glass.
The smell had a good deal of sweet caramel malts. Light nutty edge closes the aroma nicely.
The taste was sweet and had a light underscore of palatable nuttiness intertwining itself in the aftertaste leading into a sweet wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there and that lead to a nice smooth feel all around.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Pale Lager that I would have again.