robgibbens (412) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice golden color with a tall white head. The aroma has some citrus and pine notes. Pleasant and not overpowering. Flavor is a little on the bland side but crisp and refreshing.
JDBaker11058 (1269) - Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: deep, clear gold (almost honey-like), with a HUGE, fluffy white head like nothing I’ve ever seen in a lager before. Aroma: strong aroma of freshly cut grass, drying hay, lemon zest, and cracked black pepper, with a bit of toasty white bread underneath it all. Taste: hoppy, gently bitter notes of citrus and grassy hops, with a firm malt backbone tasting of slightly sweet buttered toast. Finish: a little dry, with lingering peppery, grassy hop notes. Notes: Very hoppy for a pale lager, almost pilsnery. That said, the appearance and palate were pitch perfect. This is clearly a pale lager brewed to exacting craft-focused specifications. Extremely nice. Would drink a BUNCH of these.
cstuartj (976) - Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very nice shade of gold with a thick white head. Mild malty nose. Crisp clean malt taste. Very drinkable.
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can from Whole Paycheck (seriously, you can blow your whole unemployment check there, and I did, mostly on the brewskis). I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if this ain’t one of the prettiest pale lagers I’ve seen in my many days of ticking. Clear bright golden color with some sticky lacy foam. The aroma has different hops than you’d expect. Citrusy and even a bit tropical. Some biscuit notes and sweet malt on the flavor with mild hop bitterness. Medium-light bodied with soft carbonation; not fizzy like many pale lagers. Solid stuff.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 18, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours yellow with a slight gold - tight white head - slight aroma of sourdough - sweet in the mouth followed by light hop bitterness
jhamp9 (1050) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours clear amber with a nice white head. Aroma is grains, wet cardboard, and some lemon. Crisp and some nice bitterness. Wouldn’t drink it again.
cmonster (972) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Honey orange with a good sized head. Cereal malt aroma and flavor with a solid hop bite. Couldn’t peg this as New Belgium, but nice effort
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Can] Pours a clear gold with a small, soapy white head. Aroma is grassy and lightly floral hops, but with a bit of juicy white fruit as well, lager yeast, and light, sweet malt. Almost pale ale-ish in it’s hoppiness and light metallic notes. The flavor is very light and clean, not much complexity through the front and mid-palate, just some crisp hops and light malt. The finish is dry and crisp, lightly bitter with some lingering hop flavor. Really pleasant stuff. I could drink the shit out of this.
madvike (2731) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can - Pours clear light amber with a thin fluffy white head. Nose is a pale, dry graininess, with a touch of herbal hopping. Lightly spicy. Taste is more of the same, with a real rustic graininess that builds up through the finish until a pretty big spicy hoppiness on the finish. Light on the palate with a bit too much carbonation. Good stuff. I’d drink this before or after work.
thetmaxx (746) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from the can, got on sale for $6 instead of $9. Aroma is amazingly hoppy, yet light enough to be enjoyed on a hot day after work. Low alcohol also makes it very drinkable. Flavor is much better than most lagers, let alone pale lagers. This beer really exceeded my expectations. If bmc was this good I probably wouldn’t give my bmc drinking friends much shit!