bmeup (562) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow gold with a decent thick white head. Citrus lemon and spice dominant in aroma, some bready yeast notes there too. Crisp bitterness and light sour bread. Light pepper, spice and citrus finish, great refreshing pils.
reggiedunlop (3408) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pale yellow with a thick white head...great lacing and retention. Aroma is lightly fruity and grassy. Flavor follows suit...yeasty with mild lemon. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry lemony/grassy finish.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pristine golden. Billowing white mousse cakes the glass with intricate lace. Exquisite hop aromas of flowers (violet, rose, lilac, dandelion), lemongrass, kumquat, lychee, spruce tips, honeydew melon. Background whiff of minerals and uncured hay. Considerably phenolic and distinctly perfumey. Fluffy, feathery-soft carbonation. Expressive hoppiness both bites at and prickles the tongue with bitter oils, zesty kumquat and a peppery vivacity, yet soothes with layer after layer of lip-smacking nectary succulence. Malt is graceful and weightless, on one end, and perfectly clean and supportive on the other, stacking the more-luscious melonlike hop derivatives with plentiful dry-cracker tones. Curiously phenolic, from the bottle-conditioning, which only complements the airiness. Though, as the temps rise, mouth-filling malt-derived starches bloom to fill out the impeccably attenuated airiness and mineral-laden body. Bright perfumey hop tingle stimulates the appetite and repeatedly allures with its sizzling acids. Oodles of tropical fruitiness akin to starfruit and white-grapefruit pith continues to unravel. Closes dry and elegantly hopcentric, yet with an equally juicy hop showcase punctuated by clean, lean malt. If I were blinded on this, I can pretty much say with certainty I would peg this for a Belgian golden as there is lots going on beyond the "basic" hop/malt interplay. Quite the classy little pils, and serious kudos for being bottle-conditioned!
arminjewell (8457) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12.7 oz bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour! Slightly hazy yellow-orange pour with nice fluffy white head. Aroma brings notes of saaz spice, hints of lemon, grass, earth, some nice crackery and buttery malts that work well, a slight hint of a sour grain in there as well. Taste is some slight biscuit, bread, some hints of lemon, touch of cracker, finishing fairly dry and sweet. Pretty tasty stuff, but the price is a bit steep.
adnielsen (10024) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Holy shit, my boy Ernie thinks this is the best shit eva, I’m excited. Pours a touch hazy, yellow appearance with a nice fluffy white head. A touch yeasty, rich lemon, straw grainy, light potpourri, baking flour, pretty hoppy aroma. Fairly dry, bright lemon, herbal/dandelion, somewhat rough grainy, nice pils flavor. This is quite nice.
canary dog (685) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has the spiciness and crispness of a bottle conditioned brew. Heavy meringue like head. Tastes more like a very well made Belgium whit than a pale lager or pilsner. Very fresh and crisp; reminds one of the wilds of a very bucolic and remote place. Finish is of lingering bitterness that is not directly associated with any type of noticeable hop presence. Very refreshing and enjoyable; although it would get a better rating if it had any real hop character.
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 cL capped bottle. Pours hazy canary with 1-finger fluffy white head that laces well. Nose is intense...very Pilsner Urquelly, right down to the slight thiols. Big Saaz hops, sweet bready pale malt, apricotty fruit, and some florals. Tastes dense of palate, with bready semi-sweet pale malt, apricotty fruit, Saaz hops, and peppery spice. This one is excellent, and I’d love to horizontal it with Urquell.
omega (783) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2012 Rerate - much better the second time around.
Actually wondering if this beer is faulty as the more I taste it the lower the score gets! Soapy nose with citrus overtones. Flavour reminded me of the GF Rayon Vert - bitter oranges.
3fourths (8493) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. hazed pale strongly effervescent gold body with a tall-building medium-sized rocky white head of lasting retention. bright, vibrant and sweet nose of clean pilsner malt and dried citrus hops; somewhat soapy and ester-heavy yeast presence to the aroma (somewhat Belgian-like, actually) with a strong sugar crystal note. bright, crisp, semi-sweet clean malt throughout with more dried citrus fruit and citrus acid; medium-high bitterness, medium sweetness, medium-high acid. delicious, refreshing, very well-made.
Wittales (699) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance was clear pale gold with creamy almost rocky lasting white 2 finger head, lacing throughout. Aromas where sweet malts,then tropical and citrus fruits with grass, pine herbs and spices flow in. Yeasts provide floral esters on nose. Taste was slight sweet malts, then grass, pine, resin,and herbs. Yeasts add fruits and biscuits. Palate was crisp and smooth with light CO2. The light-medium body with a average length resinous finish. Damm good New Zealand Pils...