jsporrer (521) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2016
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a clear bright straw yellow with a thin white ring. Light carbonation with some lacing. Aroma is faint with notes of tart citrus. Very weak and watery. Tastes like drinking water with a twist of lemon. Very ordinary and disappointing. Not sure how this is even considered a beer? Nice bottle, horrible beer!
miyauchi38 (1086) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (5545) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2016
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml green buddha-shaped bottle as ’Lucky Buddha’, 4.8%, BB July 2016, brewed in China. Drunk in the sun after a day’s graft on the allotment. Aroma is plain, malt sugar, touch metallic. Body is smooth, slightly foamy, soft carbonation. Taste is crackers, rice, seeded bread, metallic finish. Not a bad pale lager overall.
DandyWolfFloyd (1007) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma - honeyed malt
Appearance - the body is a clean pale yellow. The white head is very small, and settles into a film.
Taste - light honeyed malt. The hops are very light and slightly floral. There is menthol like quality to the beer.
Palate - light body, average carbonation, menthol like quality.
ffbot (310) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 9, 2016
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pour is a bland yellow with a dish-soap looking thin wispy head that vanishes. Taste is pure skunked grain. Damn imported beer gets all skunky. I hate that. So, it’s probably better fresh. The bottle is cool though
adodo (175) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 29, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weak aroma. Clear yellow, little foam but not much. Taste is surprisingly good considering the poor aroma. Medium sweet and some umami taste.
belgis (376) - - FEB 29, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like bad lager. Taste is rather sweet and hint of hops is there. Pale yellow with thin lacing.
foyle (380) - Wyoming, USA - FEB 22, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into pilsner glass.
Appearance: pours a 1" white head that drops moderately with some light lacing. Color is somewhat cloudy light gold with moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: yeasty white bread, a bit of grassy hops.
Mouthfeel: light and watery, with a damp finish.
Flavor: mild barley sweetness, a bit of paperiness, some grassy hops, and sour tang that borders on the edge of unpleasant.
Overall: ok, but just not much going on here. The body is light and flavor profile is as well.
ChadPolenz (1622) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2016 BJCP CATEGORY 2A INTERNATIONAL PALE LAGER
AROMA: Very skunky (green bottle). Some spicy hops? Corn syrup? Light candy sweetness. Not bad if you can get past the skunk. 6/12
APPEARANCE: Clear pale gold. Bubbly. White soap suds. Some lacing. 3/3
FLAVOR: Surprisingly sweet. Skunk not present in palette. Some corn syrup flavor. Very faint spicy hops, but other malt-forward. Fairly clean overall. No metallic or dirty sensation. Not bad. 13/20
MOUTHFEEL: A bit thick and undercarbonated. Not as crisp as expected. Clean finish. Smooth. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: One of the better beers of this style I’ve had, actually. 7/10
TOTAL SCORE: 32/50
arnold931 (1226) - Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2016
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Green bottle. Pours clear pale yellow. Nose and taste is corn, celery, asparagus, DMS. Awful.