Dogbrick (9809) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled as "Original Lager". This beer pours a clear golden color with a medium thin and fizzy white head that burns away steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt and mild hops. Light body with flavors of sweet malt and grassy hops. The finish is short and mildy bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Average overall.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale gold pour with bright white head. Nose bitter. Will updatdngknvksdjbvkubsdvkubv
nearbeer (4288) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Clear golden with a small ring of bubbles. Nose is corn, honey, dry grass and light citrus. Flavor is the same. Light-medium body is lightly tingly, smoothly carbonated and well-balanced.
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear and golden with a small head. Not a huge aroma for this one. It has a moderately bitter taste that sticks with you for a while.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on tap.
Appearance is a slightly hazy dark gold with a tiny wispy head.
Picked up a slightly floral hop note from the smell but not really much else.
Flavor was somewhat sweet with a light bready grain. A little bit of floral hops but just a very light bitterness. Just not a whole lot going on.
Overall I was a little disappointed with this beer. All the flavors were somewhat muted and it was really boring. Not sure I would seek out again.
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2012
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, watery golden, with little head. Aroma is a bit skunky. Taste is not quite as bad because the wateriness masks most of the skunk flavor. Not much to report here.
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours a clear gold with a frothy white head that leaves some decent lacing.
Smell isn’t like a true helles. More like an APL. The yeast is uncontrolled.
The flavor is sweet and yeasty. A bit of noble hops. Really not typical for the style.
Suttree (5631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don’t know if this benefited from lowered expectations, but I kind of enjoyed this. It was slightly cloudy gold, with a sloppy white head. Smells like fresh bread, with a touch of hops. Flavor is bread, with a touch of corn, and a crisp finish.
Chudwick (2498) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on a small lager glass. Pours golden with thin white head and light lacing. Aroma is caramel malts, grass hops and I want to say something yeasty. Taste is both sweet and bitter. Finishes dry. LIght to medium body. Not bad but nothing more.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
From the bottle at GABF. Pours an odd deep gold with a stiff head. Nose is strange, quite fruity and just a bit off. Some grainy notes and DMS come through as well. On tasting, more of that fruitiness that is really distracting. Can’t really sort through this one, but it’s a definite miss. Far from clean.