mmmbeer (1201) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2008
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle served in my stein- poured transparent lightened caramel yellow color, medium carbonation, hearty one finger head with several frog eyes and actually had some lacing (!). Aroma of wet hay, young wheat, and corn that is too wet that just is about to get some black musk on it, ugh. Hits the mouth with a high-thin body, malt is indistinguishable, has some weight in the middle but not much, finish does have more than one hop per barrel which is refreshing. While this is cleanly below session class, I wonder if the original Lemp that was brewed in St. Louis almost 100 years ago had more and better flavor. Time to get cracking on that time machine... now to take the anti-derivative of the 4th dimension...
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is sweet, malty and estery. Light fruit notes, grapes and apricot. Mostly clear, slight chill-haze, amber-colored with a thin but steady white head. Well-balanced and clean drinking. Soft grains and subtle fruit with a light hop bitterness in the finish. The beer’s fruity esters get to be a bit tart in the aftertaste. Overall this is a severely underrated pale lager with a strong depth of flavor and easy-drinking mouthfeel.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mildly hoppy Pale lager. You can actually taste the hops in it, and it has a rather crisp taste to it for the style. Not a bad showing for what it is.
DirtyJerd (61) - Edinboro, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
not as bad as the $9 for a case would suggest. dark with an almost sweet, honey-like finish. recommended for drinkers on a budget.
ansermadide (1416) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
As I lifted the lid on the bottle I wasn’t too impressed by the scent that crept out of the mouth. Poured an incredibly amber color with a healthy head for a lager. Tastes pretty standard. A little sweet & sour as it goes down the hatch. As the commercial description says, "first is always best," well, false advertising. Seems like one of those beers that would have a cult following in Missouri (anyone from Missouri?) but doesn’t have much of a leg to stand on elsewhere. I don’t like knocking beers, but there really isn’t that much else to say.
cheap (3742) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
New at my beerstore. Cool name, cool label. America’s first lager, I wonder how true that is? Slightly darker than pale yellow in appearance. Tea froth head. No real menacing attributes, rather friendly and drinkable. Aroma has some metallic hints. Acceptable pale lager for the most part. Probably should be under the premium lager style.
LinusStick (2732) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
More tasty than the usual BMC products at least. Aroma was very distant and faint. Could pick up traces of metal and malt. Pour was a flat medium gold with no head. Taste was a little too sweet...almost all malt with hints of honey and metal. Blah
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
hazy copper appearance, little head. an unattractive beer. flavor really has no discernable malt/hop balance. fflavor is just sweet and convoluted. it tastes like malt liquor
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Smells musky and pale lager like (surprise). Hints of sweat or B/O in there too. Clear amber color. Little to no real taste - just slightly skunky and sour. Overall, weak and unenjoyable to say the least.
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is a typical lager. Smells mailny of corn and pours a burnt orange color. Taste is of corn, some malts, and a sweet taste at the end. I got this case for $11 in Wilkes-Barre, but heard that it cost a lot more then that where it was distributed.