OldGrowth (2848) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old note, @ Tylers Apex. Good aroma, yeasty, malty. Sourdough, vanilla, wheat bread. Brownish orange color, small head minor lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel. Dry finish. Interesting. Big lager beer always get my attention as I don’t always think of them. Aroma favorite part. Flavor was a tad dull.
Radek Kliber (6586) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma: proper floral mix of Central Europe hops with some mineral touch to it, golden clean malt with drop of alcohol. Slight fruitness.7+
Appearance: slight haze on amber with rather thin bone white top. Nice lace on walls.
Flavour and Palate: full bodied, well very full to be honest. Frontal thick heavy almost syrupy golden sweet malt followed in mid by semi dry hop presence. Carbonation pleasantly mild. Very smooth and clean for such strength. Reminds me of bitter double bock. Alcohol dryness only noted at edges. With such friendly approach this beer quickly become quiet dangerous. To unskilled taster this beer might feel quiet simplistic but trust me there was nothing easy to make this beer. Pale lager of such strenght with such clean approach is no easy task. Good job!
DuffMan (7467) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Clear orange amber, foamy white head with lacy fingers. Aroma is citrus, grass, caramel with undertones of metal. Palate is rather briskly carbonated, lending to a hard mouthfeel. Flavour is grainy caramel, citrus pith and grassy greenstick hop elements with a bitter dry finish. This beer has a lager feel to it all the way, and the use of both Euro and N.Am hops makes it very interesting. Well done.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Flying Saucer. Pours orange amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrusy hops. Medium bodied with soft to medium carbonation. Pale malt background, but definitely in the German vein along with hints of honey. The hops have melded into the providing more tangerine and tropical fruit flavors with a very mild bitterness. Not bad. Interesting experiment.
Kinz (3414) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Neat, collaboration between 2 breweries I have a lot of respect for, doing what I consider to be an interesting style - hop oriented lagers. Pours a clear pale orange, nice compact and creamy white head with a good lace. Aroma is hoppy, and Teutonic, floral, herbal, slightly medicinal. Flavor is a match, but with a nice note of clean malt sweetness. Quite nice.
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malty and hoppy with a nice balance. The appearance is amber gold with a foamy head. The taste is malty up front and bitter at the end. The palate is smooth. Overall a well crafted beer that is just too astringent for me.
Palidor19 (3034) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a rich amount of tasty flavor. the malts and hops are surpurb with a rich flavor of golden hay malt and nice even grassy hops. crisp and clean.
alobar (2987) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color with no head. Minimal aroma. Some floral aroma-not much else. Relatively flat flavor as well with some floral and bitter flavor, but not much.
Ughsmash (7267) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured clear lighter orange with a short-lived off-white head. The aroma was odd, but what I’d expect after seeing the style.. warm bready and honeyed malts paired with significant doses of orange (some sweetness and some peel) and floral character.. warm and intriguing. The flavor opened with sweeter orange meat and bready notes, with a wave of orange and floral bitterness behind.. fairly peppery on the back-end, and I’m glad the orange persisted.. lingering bitterness on the surprisingly refreshing-ish finish (considering the heavier malt bill). Medium-bodied with a hefty feel on the palate.. higher carbonation.. this was a worthwhile experiment that I enjoyed.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep hazy orange pour with a foamy head. Aroma of citrus, corny malt, honey and earthy hops.. Flavor is sweet and fruity with a decent bitter hoppy finish. Not bad.