ansermadide (1416) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange enough to be mistaken for a pale ale, this lager reminds me much of an ale fermented with lager yeast. Not only does it look like a pale ale, but it also smells like a moderately caramelized pale ale, clean and fortunately void of any intense nasty lager characteristics. A strange, soft yeasty character is there, but it’s malty sweet and fruity.
In the mouth... ick. I’m sorry, but this is just horrible. It leads with a lightly caramelized lager flavor, but then pummels mid-mouth and well into the finish with a can-flavored, metallic bitter nastiness. I know that can doesn’t actually impart any flavor into its contained beer, but this is just awful. It’s astringent, and there’s nothing about this beer that’s even the slightest bit enjoyable.
I would definitely not be looking forward to drinking this after my shift. Still, somehow my wife says it tastes good... I must be broken, and yet I don’t feel like I’m missing much here. Something must have gone wrong with his beer, because I somehow doubt that this beer’s flavor was intentional.
wnoble (1206) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours rich gold with a thick frothy head. Nose is dank resins, grapefruit, tropical fruits, grape juice. Flavor is again fruity grapes, toasty sweet pils malt. Medium body. dry finish and lightly bitter. good beer. good twist on a lager.
marcus (5876) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served from bottle at Whole Lotta Brews festival. Pours light golden with a modest off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a slightly bitter finish. A nice session beer.
radagast83 (4003) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Full can. Pours like a standard lager, translucent, bubbbly carbonation, yellow, fizzy. Aroma is crisp malts, some grassy notes, some floral character. If only other mass produced lagers would be like this. A pretty good lawnmower beer. Would drink again on a hot day.
jfb (3416) - GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(can) pours a clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of caramel, straciatella yoghurt, herbal hops and a hint of grainy pale malts. flavour is mostly the same, with heavy notes of grainy pale malts, grass and a slightly minerally walnut finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
dlbeer (637) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Light copper pour with white head. Smells of hops an light malts. Taste of balanced hops. Very good.
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jaghana (3433) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 33cl from Mondial. A copper beer with good head. Nose is grainy with very astringent notes. Aroma is grainy again, pineapple notes, relative bitterness, metallic touch, finish is relatively bitter too, grassy, light mangoo. Ok for a premium lager, high carbonation.
climberbob (104) - Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. I don't normally like hop notes in my beer but this one is good. A bright floral hit of hops on the nose and palate at first that quickly mellows into malty tones w hints of lavender. Nice clean and crisp easy drinking but flavorful pale larger.
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kidobutai (202) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Maybe it was my pour, but it didn’t have as much of a head as I’ve been reading. Gold with a slight cloudiness. The aroma was my favorite part of the experience... yummy fruit. Tasted too hoppy for me. Not much aftertaste.
carlb (105) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brilliant gold with an off-white two-inch creamy head. Settling to a 1-inch pocketed head. Hops and cut grass in the nose. Crisp forwardness with a light malt palate. Fresh, bright and delectably sharp with cereal notes (Corn Flakes?!), however, this is all malt!? My palate must be at odds with reality today. Modest carbonation. Broad Belgian lace forms. It is very nice. May not seek it again, but would not decline if offered.