BVery (7884) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear orangish pour with a decent sized white head. Aroma and taste are not very good, actually - vegetables, grain, minimal malt character, hops don’t stand out. Bleh.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at GABF. I was very excited when I saw this one, just because you don’t see many pre-pro lagers out there. Pours a gold with stiff white head. Nose is vegetal, cabbage and maize. Some faint herbal hop notes come through, but the DMS is a bit offputting. On tasting, it’s a bit cleaner, but still vegetal with maize being a driving component. Bitterness works but the hops that they are proud of seems really restrained. I dunno, maybe a bad batch?
thirdeye11 (5773) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Cavie) clear amber, effervescent in the glass, ring of off-white head. Nose is very sweet, oddly a bit tart, and raw grain. Taste is also a bit tart, orange, lacking in flavor overall, but some buttery components here also. Thin body and thin on palate flavor, well carbonated though.
fiercepanda (608) - Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
A clear golden orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is malt, corn, and grass. The flavor is slightly sweet corn and fruity hops. Very thin body, not a terrible lager.
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big fan of this lager. One of my favorite beers and its brewed locally. Great taste.
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of corn, grass, and grain. Flavor of corn, citrus, nuts, and light grassiness.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft 7/30/10). Clear gold color. Small white head. Light sweet grain aroma. Same flavor, with very light bitterness. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
portableparty (2025) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours pale amber color with a thin white head that fades to a collar. Aroma grassy and grainy with a lemon scent. Taste is more malt and grain with grass too. Palate is thin and chaulky that finishes dry. Note a bad lager!
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear gold. Aroma is malty with a slight hint of pine and citrus. Taste is quite light and malty. Overall a nice lager.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours a clear orange color with a nice cap of beige head. Sweet molasses and caramel nose. Some grainy notes in there as well. Moderately malty taste includes a bit of citrus and mild hoppy finish. Light metal, but overall it tasted pretty clean. Average mouthfeel/palate. I didn’t think this was too bad. I actually think it would make a good transition beer for people that aren’t into craft beer.