3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at GABF 2013. Straight shot of butter, DMS / vegetables / sourkraut, concrete mix and makeup. Medium-low bitterness, high acid and medium sweetness. Burnt corn and deisel fumes, sharply acidic and solvent-like with game / swine / sweat notes, husky grains and fizzy carbonation.
PorterPounder (5470) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Trader Joe’s - 16 oz can. Pours a medium golden with a snow white head, slight lacing. Aroma has a brief hoppy hint, a touch of grain. Flavor is pleasant with some slight sweet honey notes, a touch of yeast, some bready goodness. Mouthfeel has a nice crsipness to it. Not bad at all.
thornecb (4362) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white soapy head with little retention recedes to sicken surface. Caramel, hay and toast aromas. Crisp with sour corn and hay upfront turning to mildly bitter earth in the lasting finish.
Aurelius (4115) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Trader Joe’s, Tallahassee. Too-busy tallboy can. Huge, stiff white head on clear yella beer. Nice, mild, sweetish grainy malt aroma. Moderately astringent, slightly tart, fairly bitter, cereal husk flavor. Medium body, spritzy mouthfeel, longish tangy and graham cracker finish. Decent fishin’ beer.
auerbrau (3166) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz Can, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Really surprised to see this on the shelf, had no idea it was coming. The Imperial Bo Pils was too bitter and sweet, so excited to see it dialed down. Fruity, juicy and herbal Hallertau aroma that is remarkably fresh and glowing. Unfortunately, there is a complete absence of pilsner malt character in the aroma or flavor, which is a real bummer to me. It’s a real generic malt background, almost like they used a lot of two or six row. It is a nip sweet, really and could use more bitterness or minerality. The redeeming qualities are the remarkable freshness and intensity of the Hallertau flavor hopping and the price. I’m afraid this will need to be drank fresh, since the hops are going to go and there’s no malt support.
DialSquare (2615) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From an old note (pretty sure on tap at Proof): yellow-gold pour. aroma is grain cereal, little corn. tastes are sweet malt, fruity, herbal. Light bitterness. 6.2
jbruner (2296) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear golden yellow on tap with minimal head and very little lace. Aroma is bready grain and lager yeast. Taste follows, not bad for a pils.
puboflyons (2120) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the one pint can. It pours a typical pale yellow color with a big, fizzy white head. The aroma is of grains, some light malts, and clean, crisp hops. Everything here reminds me of a traditional pilsener. Light to refreshing body. I wish it were summer! The taste has a modest grainy and malty character up front and then a clean, crisp hop finish. It is a pilsener through and through.
edgallow (2000) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 oz can pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malts, grass and a hint of citrus. Taste is cereal and grass.
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Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Subtle fruity hops and soft cereal malt aroma. Dark yellow color, a shade more so the the Lager. Some astringent bitterness, malt component seems hidden away. As such the beer is pretty dry, which is not what one might say about Gansett’s other products. However, not differentiated enough from the Lager, which is always a bargain, to justify the 40% price increase.