ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
bnokk (196) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
APPEARANCE - super light yellow, almost the color of a white ale with white head to match, and a persistent, albiet small, flow of bubbles from the bottom feeding it.
NOSE - very floral hops prevail, small bit of fruit.
FLAVOR - some more resiny hops come into the palate on the sip. It ends super light, crisp and refreshing.
NOTES - good summer beer, think it would make a good drinker with a pleasent aroma on a hot day.
simont1 (401) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruit juice, pineapple, mango, citrus with a nice pine finish. Very refreshing and ever so slightly tart, a bit peppery with some herbal inputs and very floral.
GenDV138 (3231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 oz pour on draft at B Side. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral, citrus, light herbs. Tastes of floral notes, citrus, light pine. Medium body with a dry finish. Very tasty pale.
weihenweizen (2156) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle, bottled on April 7, 2015 poured into a glass. Hazy light yellow with medium bright white head. Aroma is fresh citrus, medium body, medium soft carbonation, and good small bubble lacing. Taste is fresh citrus, some herbal hops, and hints of mint. Easy to drink and thirst quenching.
ctipping (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2015 500 mL bottle poured into a pint glass. Originally reviewed 4/3/2011.
Pours a beautiful golden color with a substantial white head. The head recedes leaving sticky lacing. Very slightly hazy.
Citrusy hop aroma. Orange and orange peel aromas. A wonderful scent that translates nicely into a citrusy hop flavor. Maybe the aroma is better than the flavor, but not by much. The hop character is backed up by a slight caramel flavor and a very slight malty sweetness.
Just heavy enough to make me think it’s closer to an IPA than an APA. Medium carbonation is par for the course. Great APA,
Tmoney99 (11821) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate complex citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid beer.
kevinsenn (1434) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Meadhall. Brilliant tropical and citrus aroma. Sessiony taste with bright fruity hops. Fairly dry, with a bitter finish. Nice.
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50cl. A hazy, pale yellowish golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma is rather citrusy, with some flowers and citrus zest. It’s dry and medium to full-bodied, with a soft carbonation. The flavor has citrus zest and flowers dominating, but there’s also a herbal, peppery touch that first made me think this beer were made with a saison yeast. Quite bitter, both initially and in the long, dry finish. Unusual result considering the hop use, but I like it. It’s tasteful, refreshing and quenching. 150609
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500ml @ La Quinta Inn & Suites, Portland, ME
Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus, grape, floral and pine. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly dry, floral, pine and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
bavarian81 (101) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a tulip glass, very cloudy gold.. almost straw yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is an interesting blend of floral hops and light malt. The palate is quite nice; soft, crisp mouth feel with a good amount of carbonation. The taste is a nice blend of bitterness, sweetness, and spiciness. While I can’t point my finger on anything specific, I thought there was also a faint citrus flavor.. I want to say lemon.