scones (6) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my very favorite beers, and perfect for the late spring/early summer. Even with the very gentlest a pours, a massive pillowy head pushes out of the glass. If your glass has one of those little laser-etched bubble-generator things (what’s the actual name for those?) in the bottom, don’t be surprised if the thick, foamy head continues to billow out into a cone of froth towering over the glass.
The beer itself is golden-straw colored, almost with an extremely faint tinge of emerald green. It smells tart, very lightly grassy. The taste is crisp and clean, slightly tart and a bit sweet, maybe a bit lemony. Mouthfeel is light and lively with carbonation, coupled with acidic sourness. Overall, you could almost liken it to drinking a Mountain Dew in its palate and tartness, but obviously it is quite different in its flavor. Very drinkable, very refreshing, delicious, and sessionable.
Nero55 (751) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light golden with very large white head. Aroma of tartness, pear, and some grain. Light body, medium tartness, apple/pear notes, and a dry finish.
monkeychugg55 (879) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow body with a big white head. The aroma has apple, citrus, funk, and a bit of acidity. The flavor is similar, very nice and refreshing. A nice malt character comes through as well. Lots of carbonation and a dry, tart finish.
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Catching up on RBAG 2014 notes backlog...bright hazy yellow. Tart/sour lemony citrus, light effervescent palate, dry finish. Very refreshing.
RABinCO (1365) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with adnielsen. Not a gusher, but big foamy pour. Hazy hay appearance. Aroma is slightly cheesy. Taste is thankfully none of that...but nice bright tart fruits. Bit of wine grapes and dragonfruit. Not super puckering, but a definite pleasant tartness that lingers on the back of the tongue.
mar (4880) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold and a white head. Nose is yeast, lemon, tart and orange. Easy palate, lightly tart, hint of acidity, yeast, citrus, and orange peel.
tvail4 (17) - - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
citrus, golden, clear, sparkling, rocky head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, slick feel, lively, long finish,
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruchtig hefiger, kaum saurer Antrunk. Erfrischender im Mittelteil, säuerlicher, süffig, vollmundig. Leicht zitrusartiger Nachgeschmack. Gut! 7/10/12/11/11/11
theisti (3257) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle via ericjones. 1062 17:18 stamped on bottle neck. The pour is a clear faded golden yellow with a huge frothy 4 inch white head. The head falls slowly and rockily. The aroma is soft lemon citrus tartness, wheat grain and a whisper of hay. The taste is citric lemon tartness, initially quite strong, than softens nicely to reveal the wheat and hay character. Some grapefruit bitterness becomes evident as the beer warms. The palate is light bodied, with a high level of carbonation and the tart citric citrus lemon finish. Very balanced and full of character beer, quite an accomplishment for a 3% beer. Really easy drinking, expertly made Berliner. Thanks for the trade on this one Eric.
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 8/17/14 from a capped 12oz bottle given to me by Chris Drews, big thanks, Chris! Pours hazy pale yellow with a massive, gusher-like, rocky white head that slowly recedes to massive, pillowy lace. The nose is light wheat malt, a touch lactic, with some tart citrus. The flavor is even more tart with a hint of white peppercorn, very bright citrus, and the same light wheat malt from the nose. The body is light with over-active carbonation and a medium tart lemon finish. Very good, but a bit hard to enjoy due to the massive amount of carbonation.
hopscotch (9221) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Clear light-yellow beer with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is subdued, but bready, lemony and acidic. Medium-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor is tangy, yeasty, grainy and lightly sour. Crisp, tart, bready finish. Bottles courtesy of FlandersNed, BVery and motortoddhead!