BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours light amber, but something rather ’’watery’’ to the looks of it. Nose is sweet and malty. Suds is kickin. Some carbo-forest licks. But, at that, I say, ’’Ye taste like Ye came from a tin.’’ Sort of metalic taste in the malts. Some roasty business, and some earthbound playmates. Very VERY thin, though not that ’’thin corn chip-hat-dance’’ crap like Budweiser or Coors. At some point that metalic edge creeps back in and i feel as though I’ve just been punched in the mouth and am tasting blood. (this isn’t to say because it’s like 2 weeks away from Halloween either) I guess, in all fairness, i would agree that I have ’’Discovered Something.’’ I’ve discovered I can use this to clean the toothpaste taste out of my mouth in preperation for a better brew.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is sweet and malty with a caramel type of malt. The hops are almost herbal but more grassy. The appearance is amber gold with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma but somewhat astringent. The palate is thin. This is average at best.
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours golden yellow/orange with a small head. Taste and aroma of malts and oats with a peach/apricot undertone. A decent summer beer with a refreshing taste.
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp, refreshing, smooth and toasty, this beer defines a light, easy drinking, German lager. Great example of the style, although slightly less dry and a bit sweeter than most German style helles I’ve had. Nonetheless, LagerHouse is a perfect session beer on a hot day. Not much in the way of flavor or aroma, yet the crispy, bready malt and caramel aroma defines every aspect of the beer. It is light bodied, but not thin, and has a sourdough dryness, a rye spiciness, and a multi-grain, whole wheat, oily,grainy sweetness. I could drink this all day. (and that’s the plan.) Christian Moerlein deserves credit for brewing the best and most accurate German lagers with extreme attention to detail and the purtiy law (this was the first American recipe to pass the Reinheitsgebot), that far surpasses many other American breweries.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2009 Pours golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasted malt, Taste is munich malt, toasted grain, crackers, lightly caramelized wort. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly sticky with moderate carbonation.
wxman (1273) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale gold/amber a decent, but short-lived white head. Aroma of grapefruit and wet bread. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, and a slight hoppy bitterness. Pleasant, but a little watery. Good for summer consumption.
AndyReynolds (767) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The pour was golden with a half inch white head. Aroma was sweet and wheaty with hints of malts, honey, and a little bit of hops. This beer went down really smooth, but lacked in flavor. It is better than the average beer, but not much.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - AUG 12, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear gold with little head. Aroma is malty, sweet, honey, and bread. Similar flavor. Smooth body with a very light dry hop finish. A boring beer.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours gold in color with whatever head there is disappearing before I can walk away from the counter. Smell is malty, but not a very good malt. Not a lot of hops or spice in this at all. Very malty, highly carbonated. Tastes very BMC’ish. A little puckering, bittering in the end, but I’m not sure that’s from any semblance of hopping. A little bit of a letdown from Moerlein.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden yellow color with a small white froth. Aroma is very bready and doughy with a lot of malt. Flavor is very smooth and malty in the start with some honey notes, and has a refreshing crisp finish and a hint of some hops. Medium body. Easy drinker, middle of the road.