jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seems pretty funky out of the gate, but not too bad. The nose is kind of funky gym socks but the taste is pleasant with a clean subtle hop flavor in the finish. Super clear yellow. Nice German style beer.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. golden with one finger head. light grainy body with a hint of sweetness. nice crisp noble hops with an excellent lagery finish.
zach8270 (3585) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft @ Local Option - Chicago, IL) Clear gold with a fizzy white head. Dry malt and grass aroma. Some sweetness. Light hops and grassy notes at the start of the flavor with a crisp and dry finish.
Niko100 (2066) - Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light straw color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, hay/grain, & some cereal; Flavor of sweet malt, honey, hops, grain, and citrus; Interesting - pretty decent.
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Hazy yellow-tan body. Big, foamy white head. Lots of active rising carbonation bubbles within. Another well done Lager from Local Option. Not really perfect to style, has some Zwickel tones, more of a country Lager? Earthy brewhouse aroma, some lemony Noble hops. Medium bodied, easy drinking, but very well executed, nice depth. Fresher than most US sold German beer, and probably better ingredients over all. Good stuff.
kaser (3121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better of this style I have had. Fruity banana and dry flavors. Mild malts and hops. Doesn't have the German bite I am used to on this type. Good beer
KansaiBeerLvrs (2380) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Local Option. Outlawger pours a clear gold with a green sprout like lager aroma. Medium bodied with a fairly chewy mouthfeel. The taste is earthy grassy light chewy malts. This is a classic lager with a bit of a tangy fruity finish.
Barnoloid (264) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid pilsner style lager. Light yellow in color with a fizz heavy carbonation. Nose is skunky. Bready with a very European accent. Not bad, less acrid and acidic as most continental style lagers. Well made for the style and well suited for day drinking.
tectactoe (2337) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Local Option: Moderately cloudy, golden haze with a long lasting, frothy, bone-white head that leaves lots of chunk lacing behind. Aroma of dried sweetbread, grainy & buttered biscuits, pale malt, fresh dough, clean lager yeast, faint floral zest, & just a touch of mineral water. Fresh, inviting, very nice for the style. More of the same on the palate with a big wave of fresh pilsner malt washing over your senses. Grains, bread, biscuits, doughy malt, a moderate citrus spritz towards the back-end, & some clumpy lager yeast in the finish. Hops are more forward & balancing on the palate with a little zing to them, a touch spicy & earthy, seemingly of the Noble variety? A very enjoyable & quaffable beer; a nice example of the style, too.
ryecatcher (825) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL bottle. Pours a pale gold color, medium white head with phenomenal retention and lacing. Nose is grains, malt, grain, mild skunk (what do you expect from a traditionally brewed and hopped style that typified American beer before the craft/micro brew explosion took over?) . Mouth is exactly what the nose suggests: a lot of cereal, very mild bitterness, clean finish (i.e. a very straightforward Pilsener). As I’ve gotten older I’ve expanded my horizons and moved on from the Pilsener/Premium Lager style that was basically all that you’d find in the US 30+ years ago, but as a Midwesterner by birth and residence, I grew up on beers like this one... however, Local Option isn’t trying to keep up with the Anheuser-Busch’s, Pabst’s or Miller’s of the world (thank God!)and this one is a bit better than the aforementioned .