hopscotch (10214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle… Clear yellow lager with a small, fizzy, white head that disappears in a flash. The aroma is restrained and hard to figure out – maybe due to there being no lasting head. After a vigorous swirl, I am finally able to conjure up some notes of honey and toasted biscuit. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Very decently balanced. Grainy, biscuity, honey-malt sweetness held in check by peppery hop bitterness. Somewhat crisp, clean finish that dries way out.
Felsenbrau (19) - Middletown, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear coppery gold with minimal quickly-diminishing head and some lacing. Light aroma, slightly malty or grassy, perhaps some tea as well. Medium to light body, smooth, slightly carbonated. Finishes only slightly bitter. Easy to drink, perhaps better for hot weather. Would not buy again.
PorterPounder (6411) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium golden with just a slight bit of murkiness to it - faint white head. Grainy, cereal-like aroma with some wort-like essence. Flavor has some corn cereal notes, some bready-toasty hints and some dry notes in the finish. Medium thick mouthfeel - leans to the dry side.
nuplastikk (5173) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from a Moerlein mixed 12pack bought in Kentucky. Sweet brewery malt aroma. Orange tan color, slightly hazy, but mostly clear. Mild crisp hoppiness up front and a smooth, sweet malty finish. A little thicker and richer than a typical German example. Pretty good session beer.
Homer321 (2898) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
soft white bready sweet smell. looks very clear, rich golden color with continuous carbonation. creamy mouthfeel. slightl fruitiness as it warms. overall a decent example of the style but a little too nutty. could use more yeast character.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of alexsdad06. Pours copper/gold with a thin but lasting white head. Aroma is dominated by citrus and tea. Tastes of light pepper, a hint of spice, some nice dry malt. Finishes lightly bitter with a nice hint of lingering dryness. This is better than the scores indicate.
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 (4315) - 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.