joeneugs (5248) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. It pours a very bright golden color with a nice white head. It sure doesnít look like any pale lager Iíve had. The aroma is a bit weak with some bready malt and light floral and fruity hops. I can definitely pick up the Nelson influence. The flavor is big and bold for the style with good floral hop character with some grainy malt and a dry spicy finish. Very easy drinking on the palate. It kind of reminds me of a Cal common more than anything else. Great beer to enjoy on the first 90 degree day of the year.
BVery (9162) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Bright clear gold pour with minimal head. Light fruit and grain in this one - fantastic for the style.
rollinsr (532) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - APR 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with some foamy white head. Aroma is mostly light piney citrus hops. Taste is very similar to the aroma, very light and floral flavors with a bit of sweet malt character but not much. Not a whole lot of flavor but a very crisp and easy-drinking lager. I can definitely see this as a great post-work beer. Slam it down my throat why donít ya.
Pailhead (6248) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: The aroma is lightly floral, cereal, and grassy. It pours a transparent gold with a one finger white head that fades to a thin film within thirty seconds or so. The flavor starts with a quick dose honey and a hint of apple. The finish has some nice light floral notes, grass, and pine. Itís light-medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, a damn good sessionable Pale Lager. It has to be one of the best Iíve had.
Fatehunter (2051) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a pint glass. Finger of head on a clear and golden body. Good lacing as the drink goes down.
Its aroma is faint; metallic and grain smell.
Tastes malty (for a lager) and then suddenly big splash of bitterness. One, two flavor profile.
Smooth and crisp texture, low carbonation and light body.
Tasty and drinkable for a long night or day.
mansquito (4843) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whole Foods, P st, DC 4-pack: Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is citrus hops for the most part. Taste is pretty much like an APA. If you were to give this to me blind, I would not be able to tell you it is a pale lager. That being said, it is pretty good. Light-bodied, hop-forward, and rather refreshing. However, on a hot summer day, I would prefer something less hop-forward.
CanIHave4Beers (3875) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a big fluffy semi loose head.
The aroma is certainly heavy on citrus and bread dough with a light pepperiness and floral character.
The flavor is clean, nicely bitter and hoppy all around. Some pepper and very light bread dough. A nice balance of crackery malt with the nice herbal, and fruity hoppiness. As it warms a little bit of that "fat tire" maltiness sneaks in to annoy. Luckily this is tasty enough that it usually doesnít get to that point for me though.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a bright translucent amber gold with a thin white head.
Aroma: Perfumy yeast, light Euro hop and sweet grain.
Taste: Pale dry malt, spicy, slightly fruity , finishes with quick but sturdy crisp hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with average carbonation.
Overall: A gourmet pale lager. All notions of what a lager is/should be have been thrown out the window. A lot of the things you donít like about pale lagers are gone and replaced with fresh hop flavor and fragrant New Belgium house character.
Ernest (7114) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
The aroma couldnít get much simpler, but at least thereís no apparent flaws. I donít like raw/green resinous hop odor, so itís not attractive to me but Iím not going to knock it for that. Decent head retention and mouthfeel are the best things here...the flavor balance is a bit harsh but thatís preferable to being syrupy sweet. While I can certainly get excited by a helles or pilsner, this very "green" rendition just isnít enticing for me. But itís better than most things coming out of this brewery these days so I guess I should be thankful for that.
bu11zeye (12517) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Can) Pours a clear golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of grain, nuts, and herbs. Flavor of grain, nuts, earth, and grass with a dry finish.