Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAY 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
peachy floral noble hops in the nose, light corn/grainy taste with lingering resinous finish. Headache 10 minutes after the glass, as wit all macís beers for me. Too much sugar in the grain bill I guess
nimbleprop (6317) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl bottle pours a totally clear, bright gold with a thin, cloudy white head. Nose is alright, smells a little rotten, lightly herbal, light lemon. Flavor is malty, lightly herbal, corn. Weak finish.
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transparent gold, thin white wispy surface head. Really husky lemon-cracker nose. Creamy milk/cracker flavor, light hop bitterness in the finish. Pleasant, balanced, nice stuff, if a bit straightforward.
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle, thanks tarheels86. Small off-white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, grassy, some dough/bread. Taste is medium sweet, grass, bread. Soft light body.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice doughy malt nose, light honey and some grassy hops. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. The hops are fresh cut grass and flowers, and a touch of lemon. The malts are a bit squishy and out of place in a pils, should crisp and cracker like whereas these are more pale ale like, but it still works. Very nice beer.
Travlr (17644) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of tarheels86, thank you sir! Pale yellow color. Aroma of malt and black pepper. Taste is bitter start to finish, decent body, maybe a slight sourness in the finish. Interesting.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL. Pours a clear straw with a giant, white, rocky head with massive sheety lace. Aroma is grassy hops, lemon, fresh flowers, tropical notes from the Nelson Sauvin, lilac. Taste is just a bit too doughy and grainy for a pils but is rich, fresh, fairly sharp, moving to full nutty to tree sappy bitter. Dry palate.
Mattburns (109) - USA - OCT 31, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Crisp and refreshing. Great unexpected hop kick in the nose and flavour. Nice.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Clear gold. White head. Medium carbonation. Sweet, fuity cascade hops. Crisp and refreshing. Medium bitterness comes through i the finish. Very nice!
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mainstream goes craft with Macís Hoprocker. It pours with a fluffy, rocky head that hangs around. Thereís tropical fruit, coarse grass and herbaceousness on the nose. It looks like a pilsner ought to, but the divergence is the mass of hop flavours and light maltiness. Hops, hops, hops, hops. You never see this many hops being used in something with a mainstream label and there have been occasions where I have had a couple and drifted off to sleep from the sophorific effect of the hops. It really is one of the most pleasant feelings you can have with your clothes on.