TAR (2651) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned on 6/27/16: Burnished yellow. Creamy halo of foam. Polished aroma of tea, lemon, flowers, honeyed baguette and shortbread. Firm carbonation. Considerably minerally and snappily malty, initially, with a toasty richness charged with lemon-pepper hop characteristics. Lush, mouth-filling breadlike notes augment the leaner, grassier haylike notions, as does a lemony complexity which ranges from lemon drops to more-flowery lemon balm and delicately sweet, oily nectar. Vibrant push of lemon and a peppery tealeaf bitterness contrasts nicely with the gentle sugars. Kiss of yeast marks the body with more "snap", but otherwise is not perceivable. Vivid and slender maltiness continues to sparkle in the lean finish, as heftier and richly textured shortbread, cookie and honey-drizzled hay fuse with lemon and herbs. When this is in good condition, it’s a very solid and well-crafted pils that shows commendable balance. However, after trying three batches in as many months, one of which was laden with DMS and another overrun with huskiness, I’m left scratching my head. Also worth noting is that the plastic baggie odor, which I’ve detected in several batches of their kölsch (often in conjunction with excessive carbonation, suggestive of infection), has been apparent in two of this six cans from this batch (minus the seltzery carbonation). So, buyer beware, and drink this within a few weeks from canning date for optimum enjoyment.
HourGlass13 (555) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours up a crystal clear, golden yellow with a nice white foam head. Aroma is grainy, doughy accented pils maltiness with a touch of lemon juice. Taste is grainy with pilsner malts, touches of yeasty dough. Low, light sweetness. Lemony citrus and a dusting of herbs. Medium to low bitterness. Some lasting pils malt on the smooth, dry finish. Nice.
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and clean brew with good bitterness and subdued flowers. Crisp, refreshing, enjoyable.
rdixon77 (2247) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid pils. Some lemon, cracker, mild bitterness, Pilsner maltiness. Easy drinking and light.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/4/15. Growler from Craft on Draft. Lightly hazed golden pour, hints at orange, nice off-white head, good lacing. Can’t complain there. Light aroma, hints at crackery, a grassy bite. Light flavor, carbonic bitterness, grassy, pils malts, lemon zest. Not bad.
radio_nowhere (1377) - Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can poured into pint glass, clear pale golden color with white head. Aroma notes of pale malt sweetness and grassy/earthy hops. Taste is pretty much the aroma with some citrus tones. Light body, moderate carbonation, crisp with slight earthy bitter finish. Solid pils that pushes the tett hops a little bit.
malvrich (219) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. can into a pilsner glass.
No date found.
A: Slightly cloudy pale yellow with a finger high dense white head/. Retention is good lasting a cpl minutes with good amount of lace.
S:Crackers and grass. Very light aroma.
T: Exactly like the smell. Soft cracker/sourdougn bread notes and a grassy or herbal hop bite settles in afterward and lasts a bit fortunately. Otherwise kind of watery tasting. A little biscuit noticed with warming.
M: Lighter even than 4.8% ABV would suggest.Crisp carbonation is good though and refreshing.
O: Light, refreshing but overall watery and disappointing. Especially given that this costs $11/6 most places you find it. I love Mother Earth and also love pilsners but this likely will not find its way back into my fridge.
Cybercat (4985) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a typical but appetizing clear golden with a very thick and rather persistent frothy eggshell head. Crisp aroma is malty with an undertone of fruit. Flavor is crisp and malty, with hints of fruit and bitter hops. Texture is smooth and not too fizzy, but it still goes down well. Pleasing and un-complex, a great beer to enjoy at the park (but make sure beer is allowed!) while you are chillaxing.
Iphonephan (5968) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Trio in Kill Devill HIlls, NC. Pours a clear pale gold with a white head. Slightly fruity nose. Flavors of biscuit with a bitter finish.
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can: unfortunately my can was just a hair older than I would have liked.... Still a nice, enjoyable beer, though. Some hints of fresh fruit coming through... A nice bright flavor with a mild carbonation... Not incredible, but I’d drink it again!