jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Are you kidding me? With Sam Adams releasing Alpine Spring, and this deal here...the Craft Brewers are making better lagers than the big boys. Serve these to your Bud/Miller Lite drinking friends. They’ll dig it the most.
A bit darker than the BMCs - straw-colored. No apparent aroma other than a bit of hay. The hops are awesome - it’s not hopped like an IPA - it’s hopped like a good lager should be. When I want a standard lager, this is what I expect. By far one of the best lagers I’ve had, commercially, in a while. Thanks, folks!
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
willisread (1299) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Tanakaya. Drank straight from the can. Good light cracker aroma with juicy citrus and light pine on the nose. Good carbonation and well-balanced on the palate. Light cracker to biscuity malt with classic American hop flavor. Nice and refreshing bitter finish. Definitely more of a session IPA than a lager, but fine by me.
scoth (627) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear copper with a puffy white head, very good retention. Aromas of grass, grapefruit, earth, biscuit. Light body, good carbonation. Gentle sweet, mild bitter finish. Pretty bitter for a lager, but still quite quaffable.
Darkmagus82 (2093) - - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving only a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – This beer smells like cheerios. It is super heavy in a grainy and cerealy smell with some aromas of a lighter sweet fruit of peach and apricot with a little bit of a caramel sweetness rounding it out as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter fruit flavor of a light pear, apricot, and peach along with some decent showing of a bready and cheerios like flavor that was detected in the nose. These flavors make a base taste for the brew with some light changes occurring as the taste moves on. More toward the middle of the flavor profile some light hay and grassy hop tastes start coming to the tongue. The cereal and grain increase in intensity more toward the end with some of the lighter fruit being replaced by some caramel and leaving a nice somewhat sweet, but still crisp and easy drinking cerealy taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average to a little thicker side for a 5 % abv. lager with a carbonation that is on the slightly lower side. The feel and carbonation were decent for the style as they did a nice job for both the lighter fruit and lager characteristics all while upholding the lighter hop and cereal tastes of the brew nicely. Personally however, I would have liked a little bit more carbonation to make it slightly more refreshing, but overall it was good.
Overall – A rather nice drinking, slightly sweeter, and grainy in nature lager. This would be a great beer to have while sitting around a campfire and chatting or good for a day of football watching with some friends. Sessionable, flavorful, and overall a nice brew.
tsd08460 (387) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: grass, hay,
Appearance: golden, clear, white head
Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, thin feel, average carbonation,
not bad - note can indicates Pale Lager but ratebeer has this one as a Premium Lager
AAEA (259) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl OZ (Can) pretty good lager. I found this to be a good one. taste is present and has a all around satisfying lager feel. would drink again for sure
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good quality lager with a nice clean well balanced character. New Belgium has gone for the big market with all their brews. With this one it works.
JHeath99 (1522) - 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 (3062) - 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 (102) - 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.