BrewBoxer (2593) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at the food film festival. Light color with a wheaty pilsner taste. Session able BBQ beer
EithCubes (5616) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled 06/11/14, screw-top. Nose is very sweet, corny, lightly floral, ouch of hop spiciness. Pours clear, pale golden with a noisy, fizzy bright white head. Taste is very sweet, lightly grainy, sharp and crisp malt but generally flat in flavor (carbonation is above-average). Touch of wet cardboard, corn and rice, very mild bitterness, touch of bread toward the end, drinkable despite the slight uncleanliness.
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle. Minimal white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, light straw. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, rbead, light grass/straw. Light body, low carbonation.
hampale (84) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A retro beer found at State Line Liquors. Never had the original but this one stands up quite well on its own. Hops are present but certainly not dominant. Moderately carbonated - crisp, clean and overall refreshing. I don’t know whether this is intended to appeal to macro fans, craft fans or both but I thought it was quite a decent product that I’d purchase again if it’s ever distributed closer to my area.
ronaldtheriot (1784) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
National Premium has a medium, off-white head and a clean, somewhat bubbly golden appearance, with minimal lacing. The aroma is rich and full- deep, pungent barley malt and piney hops. Taste is of these, but with an unfortunate paper back taste. There is a pleasant hop bitterness in the under taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and National Premium finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is very good. RJT
snoworsummer (4687) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a bottle. Clear golden, medium carbonation. Smooth and light. Faint smell of hops and malt. Not too bad.
sonnycheeba (5075) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with thin, creamy, white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is straw and biscuit malts, lemon, grassy hops, and light spice. Flavor is dry malts, straw, grass, and light spice; crisp, dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is straw and Pils malt, light spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, light hops and bitterness with a clean lager character and a dry finish. Crisp and smooth, but I cannot tell if we’re ripple hopped. One thing for certain, this ain’t no vortex bottle. Light body and moderate carbonation.
hfmejias (1270) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a clear yellow with a foamy white head. Pine/grassy aroma. A little bitterness to it combined with sweet notes. OK beer quite refreshing.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I really thought that this was just Natty Bo in a prettier package. Nothing too different in the taste department except for a little more body.