asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours golden with white head. Nose has biscuits, aromatic floral notes of noble hops. Soft carbonation and some mineral texture in the palate. Very clean and balanced flavor profile - breadiness, light herbal notes, just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Excellent German-style pilsner - perhaps the best US rendition I’ve had.
Cousin_Larry (875) - - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Embrace a classic! Home Town Blonde is an old world style pilsner, assertively hopped with four premium hop varieties. Tettninger, Saaz, Styrian Golding and Strisselspalt varieties all grace this German-style brew with the complex character you enjoy in a classic pilsner. Expect to pour an elegant blonde glass of beer, crowned with a rich head of foam that resonates with our chorus of hops. Although delicate in appearance, our Hometown Blonde has a backbone, but of course that’s no surprise in Wisconsin. Enjoy!
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, lemon, some grass, spice, ncie vanilla, earthy tones in there. Taste is a mix of grassy, earthy, doughy yeast, some bread, biscuit, vanilla, touch of herbs, finishing bitter, dry. Tasty and chuggable, NGs specialty.
Bacterial (2822) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample pour at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Served out of a cool looking upright barrel cask thing by Dan Cary himself. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Nice crisp old school hop profile. Refreshing!
TXBadger (2530) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice clear golden color with white head. Come floral notes on the aroma, with grass and citrus on the palate. Not overly complex.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Bright straw yet hazy, small to moderate white frothy head, spotty lacing. Clean straw/hay on the nose. A little grassy. Much the same on the tongue. Light dryness. Very smooth and clean, albeit very light too. I suppose that’s to be expected. If this is a spring seasonal, its amazing how well it held up. Tastes fresh. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. A little wheaty profile on the exit, lingering straw and hay. Touch of sweetness too. Very simple, clean, and well made. Thanks Bob!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle served in a COAST brewing curved pint. Split with the fiancee.
A: Pours a solid gold color with a pure white head forming on pour. It recedes slowly to a thick cap with tons of sticky lace.
S: Sticky German hops with that specific spicy bite. Pale malts with a little bit of mineral-like qualities to it.
T: Typical German hop profile, slightly gluey with pale cracker malt and some wheat like qualities. Lightly spiced hop quality as well.
M: Light bodied with a medium high carbonation level. Slightly sweet finish.
O: Pretty typical German style lager. The hops are the star which is standard for the style. Nothing mind blowing.
Serving type: bottle
drjay44 (3407) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, white head, with some lacing, over a slightly hazy dark yellow (SRM 4) body......nose is slightly sweet, with hints of apple, pear, light cereal....taste is slightly sweet, with hints of pear, apple, finishing with a moderate hop bitterness.....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation high. This is a sweet Pilsner. I wonder if they got the attenuation they wanted. The finishing taste is muddled, and not crisp and clean. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy dark gold with a half finger of white head. Aroma is mostly grass and hay with just a hint of citrus. Taste is light bitter. Grassy and herbal. Light bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not too bad. Not one of my favorites but very drinkable.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big fluffy head, great lacing. Slight hops nose. Nice balanced beer with good hops some sweetness and slight dry bitter finish. Tasty