daknole (10162) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear yellow. White head. Rich malty aroma with some light hops, caramel, crackers, bready notes. Flavor is nice. Rich malty flavors, bread, light apples. Good stuff.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Biscuty, subtle lemon, light grain and floral hops. Lightly kilned malt, light fruitiness, floral and herbal hoppiness. This was very subtle overall, though also very enjoyable.
dchmela (2786) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the DDOS tasting. Light yellow pour. Malt aroma with a nice noble hop balance. Taste is much the same, really nice malt with a perfectly balanced german hop bitterness. Very good.
theisti (3416) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2010 500 ml bottle shared by csbosox. Pour is clear golden with a nice full 2 inch white head. Aroma is grainy malt, and a touch of sweetness and light floral. Pretty subdued nose, though nice integration. Taste is the mineral straw grain malt, along with a mildly clove yeastiness, then the floral touch of the nose. Nice balance between all the flavors. Palate is medium bodied, lowish carbonation and a dry crisp mineral finish. Tasty and easy drinking. Nice one, thanks for sharing Chris.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Sam for sharing. Gold pour with a fluffy white head. Toast and biscuits on the nose. Light corn notes. Toast and sweetness. Really easy drinking. Spicy and minerally on the finish
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a single 500ml bottle at the brewery, south of New Glarus, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden yellow colored brew with an average off-white head that quickly dissipates to a white ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma of golden grain malt, hint of tropical fruit, floral and grassy hops and a touch of sweet corn. Taste is medium bodied, average carbonated, with flavors of golden grain malt, hint of citrus and floral hops and some white bread. Finish is light, crisp, nearly clean cut with a short lived bitterness.
GT2 (9265) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL courtesy of CaptainCougar. Poured a clear yellow with a fizzy, giant, fairly dense, white head. Spotty lace. Aroma is sweet roll bready, grainy, lemony, no off character: fresh grist, corn flakes, some slight sweet pineapple. Taste is bready and full and moves to slight Czech/German hops in the finish: drying, soapy bitter. Very clean and simple. I’d like to believe this is what Budweiser tasted like back before the world was taken over by computers.
sebletitje (7492) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dog Days of Summer Gathering, thanks Juiceisloose.
light golden, white head.
fruity, with notes of honey/sugars, floral nose with touch of hops and yeast.
flavors, medium carbonation, pale malts adding a touch of sweetness, yeasty palate with light bitter hops undertones, thin palate.
Crisp and refreshing with the perfect balance of malts and hops, all within the Bohemian style.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle, courtesy juiceisloose. Pours a pure, clear golden color with a small, smooth head of off-white foam. Some minimal lace spotting shows on the glass. The nose is as clean as a whistle, yet substantive. Starting out with the freshest possible flaked corn, grain, and straw, the moderately dry aroma suggests hints of baking bread and a good amount of grassy, softly peppery hops. It just smells refreshing as hell, literally begging a mouth watering reaction. Flavors are perfectly, and I mean perfectly balanced. There’s a very light and subtle grain sweetness, like under cooked bread that has just a bit of sugar left in it, while dry grains and grassy-floral hops add an excellent, bittering counterpoint. The body is crisp and mostly light, but there is some satisfying substance to it, and fine but lively carbonation provides for spot-on distribution of the the quenching elixir. Hot damn this stuff is good! Hedonistically speaking, it won’t turn many heads, but those who appreciate a fine session pils will go nuts for this stuff. Fantastic beer.
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours clear orange with a white head. Aroma of grain lageresque. Earthy hay. Sweet grain herbal. Dry earthy finish. ok. 6/3/6/3/13