BucannonXC5 (1016) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16-oz. can into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 4, 2012 (purchased at Vons in Mission Gorge (San Diego, Calif.) for $7.99 (with card) for a 4-pack on Nov. 4, 2012). Honey golden with 2-3 fingers of frothy white head. Good retention on the sides with foamy residue and pretty good on the top as well.
Smelled honey, corn, grains, cereal, skunk, grass and a hint of citrus hops.
Tasted pretty close to the nose, but more bitter. Got corn, grains, grass, honey, cereal and biscuit.
Medium-to-light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter abrupt finish.
Not a bad beer overall, especially for a lager, but I was hoping for something more.
JHeath99 (1304) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a golden with off white head. Taste and aroma don’t stray far from just regular malts.
Beerdedone (2870) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of grains, grass and citrus. Flavor of pale malts, mild citrus, floral, grass, toasted grains and a touch of fruit.
drcboehm (87) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can from Folly craft 12 pack. Very smooth drinkable pale ale. Session ale indeed. Delicious.
pumpmaster (1203) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $13.99/sampler pack. Nothing special.
fsbw21086 (339) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Better than the infamous fat tire. Actually tastes pretty similar but with a lighter mouthfeel, more hops and less roasted flavor. Decent.
Evolutionary (341) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from sampler pack. Nose is Piney and light feel. Hoppy for a lager but somewhat uninspiring.
TheSilentSaint (77) - Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amazing taste. Good piney nose.
Good head! Nice lacing!well balanced. Nice all time beer!
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tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/XII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. can from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: (smudged ink)/FEB/15 (2014-1468)
Clear pale orange beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: malty, hay, grains, caramel, some ripe summer fruits, bit sweet, hint of exotic fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: some citrus, sweet malts, more citrus, bit of caramel, pretty bitter hops. Aftertaste: exotic fruits, pineapple, citrus, grassy bitterness. Very nice lager!
JCLNoCo (5) - - JAN 3, 2015 does not count
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can’t argue with success, right? NB has crafted a national presence based on its unique beers. Problem is, marketing seems to dominate its more recent creations rather than brewing. Shift is way too hoppy. A lager should be quenching and easy to drink. This isn’t.
solidfunk (4878) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
High drinkability quotient and even a little real flavor. Pours golden amber with decent head and lacing. Crisp barley finish with more hops than the average lager. Very good for a lager. Can I found in the fridge at work.