LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark yellow color with aroma of soy beans and rice and corn. flavor is like creamed corn with soy beans, rice ,and some alfalfa and hay as well.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of grain and delicate floral hops, but mostly grain. Appears the palest yellow, with a modest white creamy head. Flavor is mostly of grains, and a bit sweet. Palate is light, soft and refreshing. I suppose the beer is perfectly to style, and an excellent example of a premium lager, but I guess it is a perfect example of a style that does not excite me. Overall it is equal to the sum of its parts.
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured with a light yellow body and a thin white head. There were plenty of fast and slow moving carbonation bubbles. The aroma had fresh shucked corn and some grass. The taste is lightly coppery with some raw corn and a little bit of earthy cheese rind. Not bad for the style.
vyvvy (4178) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2010 Thanks to TannerTavernBoys for sharing. Aroma was barely detectable - some sweet maltiness with hints of banana. Very light bodied with fairly low carbonation. Taste was very clean malt with a mild amount of sweetness. Very little to be tasted from hops. This is an okay beer. It would probably be better taking down a few on a hot summer day, but during a beer tasting it is not too iimpressive. (6/3/8/6/12- 2.9 on 5/17/2006)
Update on fresh bottle over 4 years from initial review - Pours clear yellow / golden with a moderate sized white head. The aroma has clean pale malt, hint of smooth caramel and some bread - clean and simple. Medium / thin body that is smooth and then gets crisp with lots of sharp carbonation. The flavor starts much like the aroma with a touch of honey and a bit of spicy hops. The finish has a nice mix of honey sweetness and spicy hops. Quite nice.
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Poured a very clear, very bright golden with a short cap of creamy white head. Nose was of light herbal hoppage, corn, grains, and a bit of sweet malts. Very light in the mouthfeel and flavor departments... sweet bready malt base with herbal hops and graininess. Nothing close to offensive or exciting in here... brewed for the warmest of days.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours to a watery golden body with a thick white head. Lots of carbonation. The aroma is grassy/herbal Saaz hops, corn husks, pale malt. The flavor is acually pretty decent. Crisp Saaz hoppiness, herbal, grainy, bready, I’ve been more offended by some stouts... Anyway, the palate is medium-light bodied, slick, not watery. Crisp feel. Not lingering. Very easy drinking. A great lawnmower beer. 2.8 is deceiving. This is quite drinkable and is not a drain-pour 2.8, simply pale lagers are boring.
Terminus (3297) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle-purchased at the brewery in New Glarus. I didnt think this beer was that bad. Yes, its a little bland and boring, but what you will find here is a very basic, clean lager. this beer pours clear pale yellow with a fizzy white head around the rim of the glass. aroma of pale base malt husks, corn, yeast twang and some faint spicy hops. clean flavors of pale malt husks, light spicey hops and some cream corn. body is clean, crisp and very well accented. This could be a great grill-out session beer on a hot WI day.
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this on tap and in bottle. Far from impressive.. light color light grainy aroma. I’d avoid it.
norushjohnnie (19) - Sister Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
This stuff went down plenty easy, but the only strong point I could see for it was in the aroma. Light gold in color, sampled at the brewery. Smells like beer (decent beer in fact) but tastes closer to O’Doul’s original than I’d like. New Glarus can do better, but for the style this definitely beats a Rolling Rock.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Woodmans Grocery in Janesville. Snowy, creamy head, moderately lasting, pale gold and bubbly...reasonably pleasant fresh grainy nose, perhaps a touch of corn...refreshing, sweet mouthfeel, bit sugary--could be corn syrup--kinda sticky and with very little finish, no hops. I found this quite drinkable for what it is, though not up to NG’ high standards.