nearbeer (4150) - 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 (4164) - 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 (9168) - 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 (5540) - 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 (2438) - 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.
rondphoto (2879) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Similar to the national brands in color, head (bare minimum), and lacing (none). Taste is sweet corn and malt with a carbonation edge, maybe a little bit of hop bittering at the finsih. Okay compared to Bud Light, but not in the same league as good craft beers.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden body with a thin white head. Fruity and floral with grass characteristics. Kind of skunky. Thin.