ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy gold color and a three-fingers high head, shaded just off white. There’s an appropriate level of froth to the head’s texture, and an incredible amount of lacing is left behind as it recedes.
S: The hops here take a grassy, mildly citrusy tone here. After a while, this gradually shifts into a spicier note. Malty sweetness is evident yet non-intrusive.
T: Piny, peppery bitterness opens the palate, while the close seems to introduce a very subtle touch of grapefruit juiciness to counteract the mild bitterness. The cracker-like maltiness stays even throughout, providing a good ballast to the pleasant hoppiness. There’s a nice level of finesse here, and even a modicum of depth.
M: I certainly appreciate a crisp, light feel like this one has. The body is medium in thickness and quite firm, yet with a wonderful finishing dryness. Carbonation is medium.
O: This is quite good, I must say - but I have to dock points here. Simply put, it’s priced like an import, without any significant standout qualities to justify it. $6/500ml is a hard sell for something not really far off from SNPA. The increased level of refinement and subtlety compared to its peers might make it a worthwhile purchase to some, though.
ebone1988 (1177) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Going All In with koleminer20 at Maine Beer. Aroma is lemon soap, pine, light. Appearance is straw golden, white head, clear. Taste is very pilsner-like, lemon, sugar, earthy hops, pine, corn. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, lemon aftertaste. Overall, eh. Not great for the style but good still.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Citrus, floral hops, and some earthiness.
riversideAK (6049) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bread grain orange tangerine leafy herbal soft spice. Golden pour light haze frothy white head. Spicy hops tangerine orange bread wheat biscuit soft dust. Spicy dry resin my finish. Dry quenching nice carb. Good
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange, biscuit malt, and orange peel aroma. Bright yellow with large white head. Moderately sweet tangerine-lime, biscuit malt, and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Okay body.
Patrickctenchi (5775) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow with a sudsy white head.
Lemon, grapefruit, grain malt scent.
Taste is citrus, grain malt.
Light, but bright....nice flavour.
wombat23 (451) - Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy yellow and has a persistent white head. Aroma has loads of citrus and tropical fruit with similar taste. Very fresh and crisp. Quite good.
slowrunner77 (9398) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A light wheat pale that’s pleasantly hoppy - floral citric and mildly to moderately bitter. Not as awesome as the MO from earlier today, but pretty nice.
darbeer75 (340) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: fruity and bitter/sour - almost more like a farmhouse; Appearance: hazy golden straw with pillow-y white head that dissipates slowly; Taste: extremely smooth and clean with more complexity on the back end; dry and fruity; very nice; Palate: light bodied with long, sweet/bitter finish; Overall: quite delicious. Husband compared it to Yellow Rose. Could drink this often.
blueshockey24 (382) - Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yellowish golden. Aroma is sweet and fruity hops. Taste is bittersweet citrus grapefruit lemon with a grapefruit lemony finish.
hackobock (3209) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 22, 2015. On tap at the brewery.
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy and malty with grapefruit zest, hints of orange, pine, herbs, grain, resin and notes of sweet ripe tropical fruits. Taste is light sweet, crisp, fruity and light to medium bitter. Finish is light sweet with grain and some fruit notes, crisp slightly dry bitterness with pine notes. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.