Travlr (14468) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at What Cheer, from notes. Clear yellow color, medium fluffy white head. Aroma of bready cereal. Taste is crisp straw. OK.
Drake (9947) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can from Greenlife Grocery, Asheville. Pours golden with fine floating particles. Large frothy white head, good head retention and lacing. Aroma of doughy malt, grassy hops and a bit of apple. The taste is bready malt, apple, snappy grassy hops, mild notes of apple and caramel. Medium bodied, good balance, moderate lingering bitterness, crisp.
3fourths (8385) - 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 (5880) - 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 (4666) - 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 (4530) - 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.
drfabulous (4414) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can thanks to Drake. Grassy and straw with a mild aroma. Hallertau hops on tongue. Ok.
AirForceHops (3958) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz pounder can. Mostly clear gold in color with some lasting head in a lager glass. Aroma is straw, cereal grain and mild herbal hops.
Body is lighter yet correct for the style. Flavor shows the Pilsner malt, light herbal hops without much bitterness. Very fast fading bitterness after the sip. Grainy aftertaste. All in all, pretty much what it should be.
auerbrau (3182) - 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 (3114) - 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