hopscotch (9258) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can... Clear yellow lager with a huge, frothy, white head. Great retention. Peppery, spicy, saaz hop-type aroma with lesser notes of toffee and honey. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel with tingly carbonation. Bittersweet... a little more sweet than bitter. Short, crisp, mildly sweet finish.
jgb9348 (4781) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp slightly hazy golden coloured body with a nice sized slightly off-white head. Aroma of fresh lemons, yeast, fresh malt and a slight dose of hops. Light-bodied; Sharp pungent malt flavour with some shallow sugars and a small set of german hops, coupled with a tiny metallic twang. Aftertaste shows mostly malt with a good citrus finish. Overall, a good fresh beer that settles well in the mouth and in the stomach, especially in the summer! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased on 12-July-2008 at Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York, sampled on 12-August-2008.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from mcbackus. Pours a thicker bright yellow with nice fluffy white head. Nose is yeasty with floral hints. Flavor is bready with hints of hops that leave a little dry bitterness on the palate. Finish is crisp with a bite of hops.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It took some innovative and determined outdoorsman/beer fanatics to bring to the 21st century excellent craft beer in a can. Coined “canneries”, these modern pioneers of the taste bud frontier are taking American beer geeks somewhere they haven’t ever been before – quality craft beer in quality cans.
New England Brewing Company out of Woodbridge, CT is one such craft brewery. With at least three craft beers offered only in a can, my beer of choice for the evening was their Elm City Lager. Mine was from the tap at my local Hurricane which I am very pleased to say offers about a dozen or so craft beers.
Served in a Shipyard Exports pint glass, the bubbles practically fought each other to get to the top of the glass first, releasing their delicious orange, lime, and effervescent spice aromas for my enjoyment. A bright clear golden yellow, Elm City floated a slim head of foam which laced the glass as I took a couple good drags. Wow. Super clean, soft, and very bright. The hops are mild with a whisper of spice which lingers after each quaff. Rounding into a soft, citrusy palate, I taste hints of orange and lime amidst the soothing yeast. A lager only in name, Elm City is a classic representation of a German style pilsner. Semantics aside, it is a damn fine brew.
Slipstream (2042) - USA - JUL 28, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This appears to be a local beer from New Haven, Connecticut. Cute can. Light-medium gold pour with a foamy head. Typical macro yeasty aroma with some floral hops. Some corn sweetness, but overall a decent lager/pilsner. The finish is rich and dry. It is drinkable and respectable - better than many brews out there. If it were available at a low price, then it would be an excellent option.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy of alldaydrinker. Pours a bright, hazy yellow with a massive puffy white head that shows good retention and lacing. Smell is fairly generic with hints of lemon and spice on top of a mild grainy malt aroma with faint hops in the background. The taste was a bit more complex and enjoyable than the smell would indicate with some nice spiciness mixed in with floral hops and the light bready malts. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and super crisp. Drinkability is extremely high on this and I could see myself polishing off a six pack of these on a hot summer afternoon.
BREWMUSKCLES (2264) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
don’t miss it...the beer is crisp fruity creamy tasting and foamy yet creamy in consistancy. honeylike and crisp a nice lager indeed. had a better rating written but the web site is on the blink. well balanced and mild but quality flavors.
cheap (4124) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 A big thanks to puzzl for getting me this pilsner. 12 oz can as pictured. Looks like any other pale yellow american lager but has a big creamy head, even when poured gently. Not much aroma, just clean wet hay and lacks any of the bad odor attributes of many lagers or pilsners. Good amount of carbonation but could use a tad more. Taste is grassy and haylike, very friendly and palatable. Much better and less bitter than most pilsners I’m familiar with. Easy to get along with and perhaps would make a decent session brew, even tho the %alky is not listed here. Finish does have a mild bitter linger to it but it’s not quite as bitter or lingering as most pilsners, and I’m glad of it. Comes across almost wheat beerish in nature.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Golden lager with bright laced top.3+
Nose : Pleasant, light meadow soft hops with sweet golden juicy malting 7+
Flavor/Palate : Soft bodied , malt orientation to Bohemian lagers with light yet easily noticeable green smooth hops . Fruity like, sweet fig. Filling thirst quencher. Solid malt work with smooth execution. On par with best European samples but with its own little difference. Closer in style to Budvar than to Urquell . Yummy brew.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
can. pours a very pale yellow with an inch of white head on top. smells very sweet and corny. very faint flavor of grassy hops and not much else. the palate is very crisp and is really the highlight of the beer. finishes with a slight amount of bitterness. not terrible, but I do live in Pennsylvania so I can easily get my hands on the much better Victory Prima Pils or Stoudt’s Pils.