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 (4504) - 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.
CTwriter (34) - USA - APR 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drunk from a can and poured into a glass. The first sip was cautionary, and despite all the encouragement, I couldn’t believe it would taste fresh or clean. It did, even from the can (which is, of course, lined). Poured clear, with a small head, this pilsner smelled like newly mown grass and tasted even better.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Poured a hazy golden color with a small white head. Malty aroma with a fair amount of cereal and some fruitiness. Flavor was malty but thin and watery. Finished with a mild-moderate bitterness.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden in color with a large white head. Aroma is earthy with hops and bready malt. Starts assertively bitter,hoppy,clean dry bitter finish.
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12 oz can: Obtained in trade with IMtheOptimator, thanks Andrew!) Elm City. I was born and raised in New Haven, the "Elm City", so this brand of beer has a very special place in my heart. I’ll try to not let that influence my rating though. This beer comes in a can, but that’s fine by me. I wish more quality beers came in cans because I’ve yet to have a can of beer taste spoiled in any way, and rather, the beers have always tasted like they were brewed yesterday. Keeping the streak going, this beer tastes exceptionally fresh. It’s tasty, pleasantly grainy and slightly bready, very gently smoky, lightly sweet, mildly bitter, and the hops tastes fresh, lively, and in balance with the grainy maltiness. I get a nice hoppy eructation with this beer. Body is fairly light (but most certainly not watery), well carbonated, clean and crisp, and perfect for a pilsener. The nose projects fresh hops and clean grains. Pale straw in color and slightly hazy, with a tall white head that slowly diminishes to a thin, filmly layer with a wide, tall ring. Lacing is modest, but patchy. Just a nice, fresh-tasting pilsener.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can via trade with IMtheOptimator - Thanks Andrew!! - Pours golden with a small white head that laces some on the way down. Aroma of citrus, honey, and light grains and bread. Flavor mirrors the aroma. Palate is crisp and clean and light and airy. Carbonated pretty well. Nothing spectacular but it was definitely drinkable. Worked pretty well for a lawnmower beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can, courtesy of BIF 20. Clear yellow color with a thick enouh white head when poured into a tulip. It looks good enough to try. Taste isnt that bad. A bit of lemon juice peeks through the corn and malt flavors. Nic lacing drapes the inside of the glass taking away a little bit from the bright yellow color. Damn, this stuff isnt that bad at all. Not great but a hll of a lot better than what I was expecting. Nice work NE Brewing.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours copper with a small head. Smell is of grass, wheat and some roses. Taste is on the sweeter end of the scale with only a small hint of the peppery hops typical of this style of beer.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an effervescent amber with a large creamy white head... one of the most attractive pale beers I’ve seen in a while. Slight aroma of corn and hops. Taste is actually a little sweet, with a touch of lemon and a dry hoppy aftertaste. Very nicely crafted and quite refreshing. I’m not a huge pilsener fan, but this was pretty good.