pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear gold-tinged yellow with a nice foamy head. This is exactly what I’d anticipate a pilsener to look like, but I can’t give this more than a three looking so thin. The nose is a big improvement. I’m struck first by the floral hops and second by the light dry bready malt. In This mouth, this is on the fizzy side of creamy with a lack of body, as per the style. The flavors are a little off, but largely clean. Bready, slightly toasty malt character, dry and well matched by a liberal floral hop. A little spicy, the finish is this and a bit sweet, but the aftertaste is all dry hop bitterness with some grain bitterness. I could kick back a six pack of this stuff in the right setting. A nice session in deed lacking any hint of adjunct. Bonus for the can factor.
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pale light yellow in color with a bubbly white head. It has a malty aroma with sugar and general sweetness. The hops come out more in the flavor which is slightly fruity and bitter, and simple. It is drinkable and refreshing- without the nice aroma though I’m not sure I’d be a big fan. .
mkgrenwel (571) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet in the front and dry in the back. Apple and pear. Floral noble hops. Definitely doesn’t have that metallic noble hop flavor. Blueberry and blackberry. Whole lot of all sorts of fruit flavors. Crisp and refreshing. Compared to the flavor, the aroma sucks. I think this is a damn good interpretation of the style. A little different, but good.
ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from John (jjpm74) Thanks! Pours out an orange color without much of a head. Smell is sort of metallic, and sweet. Taste is pretty strong of a can and some yeasty notes. Not really what I was expecting... arent craft beers in the can supposed to skip out on the metallic taste? Not near as good as their Sea Hag. Thanks John.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz can acquired in trade with jjpm74 (thanks!). Poured a light to medium and see through golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grass (fresh mown wet grass), grain, and light honey. Tastes of grains, honey, and a little bready. Thinner body.
miketrum (18) - NAUGATUCK, Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good lager...very fresh. in 12oz can. a little watery but more taste than an ordinary lager
eaglefan538 (2898) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pale clear golden color. Nothing special with the head, although lacing was decent. The aroma was of floral hops and maybe some honey. The flavor was a mix of grassy and floral hops over an oddly spiced malt base that finished with a touch of corn. Unfortunately a metallic flavor came with this one (from the can?). Pale lager-like (albeit a better one). The mouthfeel was light, decent carbonation. Thanks to Todd for the trade!
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a transparent deep golden with a thin fizzy white head. Doughy yeasty pale malty aroma has some earthy noble hop character. Starts with a lightly sweet pilsner maltiness turning more bitter and slightly floral toward the finish. A decent lager, but nothing special.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 29, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz can at the Connecticut Brew Fest. Yellow gold, nice white head. Sour malt nose, followed up by a sour blah, light malt flavor. Meh.
thornecb (4457) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright yellow from the can into a shaker. Bright white micro head with good retention and lacing. Barely noticeable grass aromas. Upfront malt with an abrupt, dry, bitter metallic finish. Unfortunate that it tastes like metal -- the uninformed might blame it on the can.