kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Date: May 23, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear copper, fine off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, bready sweetness, light earthyness, light bitterness in the finish
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled. Poured clear medium golden with a short cap of white head that receded to a thin pool rather quickly. The aroma picked up sweet pale and perhaps caramel malts along with a touch of wheat and some honey. The flavor had pale malts and corn.. an ugly overriding darker sweetness made this not so good.. sharper citrus notes with more corn stick to the edges of the palate. Lighter-bodied with ugly, tacky notes in all the wrong places.. not very good.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I tried this a long time ago and don’t have much written down besides that it was much sweeter than I expected.
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprisingly, this is a medium amber with a good solid head and an active tilt. Although it delivers the expected corn starchiness, it’s also has much richer caramel malt basis than I expected, with an apple tinge. Better than I could have hoped for.
Strykzone (5897) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2009 Nice medium dark in color and is much darker than most pale lagers. Easy drinking and smooth describe it. There is not a lot going on here which is typical of the style. Some decent caramel flavor.
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep amber coloured body (not golden at all) with no head at all to speak of. Aroma of pale malt, lemons, wheat, caster sugar and even some hops! Light-bodied; Sharp flavour of malt up front fading to some cardboard and light citrus flavours as well. Aftertaste is a bit nicer with some sugars and malt most noticeable. Overall, not a horrible beer and one even maybe worth trying for the style. I agree that it is better than the BMC products around, but nothing more than just another lager. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Spirit Shop in Norman, Oklahoma on 24-April-2007.
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium gold body with a little haze. The head is white. The aroma is sweet with glazed donuts and some cooked caramelized carrots. The taste is sweet potatoes with some honey and a little bit of celery spice in the finish. A decen tlager, but a little sweet overall.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2005
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Dark golden color with a soft airy white candle looking head. Aromas of grape peels with perhaps a touch of herbal hops. Sweet start in the flavors with corn grits and raisins. A hint of malt in the finish, but the body still shudders from the first taste. Light with quite a bit of spritz of the palate. I should have passed on this.
vyvvy (5009) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Well this is simply wretched. Pours dark yellow with a good sized white head. This is a diacetyl bomb, some creamy like pale malt that is lightly sweet, but this is mostly bad butter / butterscotch. Medium / light body with some carbonation. The taste is a bad citric off flavor. The finish is bitter, but not a hop bitterness. This was a drain pour - simply terrible. Avoid.
cheap (4751) - Beaver Valley, 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.