cpetrone84 (1369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour is a light golden orange, crystal clear and off white head. The nose is very nice, well balanced grain to faint sweet malt and a zesty herbal hop. The taste follows the nose, great grain presence, very fresh, subtle caramel malt and herbal hops in the back with an assertive carbonation and gentle bitterness. Soft velvety body and crisp clean finish. This is victory esq.
WildcardZone (7) - Montana, USA - MAY 9, 2012 does not count
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
If Iím forced to drink a Pabst/Bud/Miller/Coors-like lager, Iíd much rather make it this beer--but I donít go for bland, light beer in general. Itís not a bad beer, itís just not an interesting beer. Fat Tire would be my idea of an easy-drinkiní session from New Belgium. But, Iím a person that can drink a stout or Trippel out in the heat of a hot summer day too--I also donít drink alcohol when I mow the yard either. That said, I hope it becomes as popular as Pabst! Love the package design though.
deekyn (1167) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - pours very clear darker golden with fast disappearing high white head. S - light citrus and pine hops. Pineapple and grapefruit, hints of passion fruit. M - super light. Aromas of pale ale, palate of light lager. T - light lager notes with hints of citrus and tropical fruit. O - simple clean drinkable light lager. 5
ttoadee (630) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold, nice white head with decent lacing. Yeast & orange marmalade in the nose. Belgian yeast taste with medium malt through then middle, pushed along by lively carbonation. Slight bitter snap at the end. I liked this lager.
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not the first beer I had after a 40-day sabbatical from drinking (kinda Lentish), but certainly a tasty one. Some hops and crispness in the aroma actually. And a decent appearance and good flavor. This is quite tasty. Light, but with a solid crispness and enough hops. More than met expectations.
HopTsing (426) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle poured a golden brew with a fluffy white head. Light aromas of malt and hops. Light bodied with flavors of malt up front with a pleasing hop finish.
tia (881) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Golden with a big frothy white head. Actually has a light hop aroma- grapefruit and pine. Flavor kind of grainy with a very light hop finish. Palate a little watery. Not as bad as I thought it would be.
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pale amber with a tall, pillowy, off white head. Aroma is citrus, spice, toast, mineral notes and light bready yeast. Flavor is cereal grain, toasted white bread, light nutty notes, a decent amount of a kinda Five Alive-like citus, spice and light sweet grass. Palate is light bodied, slightly creamy and off dry with medium carbonation. Pretty tasty, especially for something labeled pale lager.
Peacehammer (619) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tons of lemony, smooth citrus aroma. Pale orange with a finger of foamy head. Backend bitterness, and a fantastic crisp flavor. Excellent use of pale malt flavor.
phaleslu (6349) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from a 16 oz. can at Microfest 2012. Pours a clear gold color with a fizzy white head that decreases rapidly. The aroma has pale malts, bready yeast, apples, and a weird cabbage-like note that shows up late. Flavor of pale malts, crackers, straw, grass, and grains, pretty simple. Light-bodied, with crisp carbonation and a dry, grainy mouthfeel. Seems to achieve what itís shooting for.