DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with a nice head. Lots of graham, a bit of spicy hops, and some dough. Clean finish, a little sweeter than expected.
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear golden amber with a small white head. The aroma is light, and malty. The flavor is lighter as well, a bit of bready malt flavor, vague bitterness on a caramel malty flavored body.
northropfrye (3244) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Better than average lager, some sweet fruitiness. Sweet malty/fruity aroma, but not very strong. Dark golden yellow colour. Nothing too interesting here though.
cards04 (2640) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice lager. Some fruity aromas along with light grains. Pours a strawberry blonde. Fruitt flavours up front. Nice smooth finish. Really good.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich toffee color with a small white head. Looks very nice, and there is some lacing left on the glass. Grassy aroma, some bread character, and something that reminds me of malt-o-meal. The grassy hops really stand out. Taste has caramel, grass, dough, and a great crisp finish. Really impressed by this beer. The aggressive hop character really helps by limiting any sweetness this beer has.
Strykzone (6717) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Whiskey brown. A grainy aroma and flavor. Something like maple syrup but not quite. Decent.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade, lost in my memory. Thanks, ticker! My impression, alas, seems consistent with most others in finding this to be quite a step backward from the first version. Darkish pour, looks like a Vienna more than a Bo pils. Nose is grainy and not sufficiently dry. Taste follows suit and is sort of generically malty lager-ish with just a sprinkling of pert dryness. Bummer.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottled 347th day of 2011--Dec. 12ish? from coharahawk--thank you Cole! Clear medium amber with a half finger light beige head, fair retention. Aroma has some sweet biscuity malts with some lightly herbal grassy hops behind. Flavor adds some light hay, otherwise the same lightly sweet biscuit malt. Not crazy hoppy, but enough for a nice balance (plus I didn’t drink this as early as I could have). Bitterness peaked at a 3 in the dry finish. Light to moderate pillowy soft carbonation with a medium body. I prefer the old version, but this is still way drinkable, and if I was in WI this could be one of my go-to summer beers.
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pour into a tulip glass reveals a clear amber color, topped with a full two-fingers of fluffy and creamy white head. The head sticks around for the party with good retention and tons of lacing.
Clean and crisp. Very nice balance between bready caramelized malts, lager yeast and some hops. There’s a little bit of both with a sweetness that may be more dominate. Maybe just a subtle hint of honey sweetness and citrus.
Soft and subtly sweet caramel malt, nutty, toasted grain, and a hint of floral hops. The malts really pop at the front, with just a hint of sourness lingering around the edges. The hops take over in the second half, providing some acidity and just a gentle bite of bitter at the end. Made in the style of a pilsener, there is not going to be anything to knock the socks off of most beer drinkers aside from the smoothness. Balance, balance, balance.
This is the one weakness I could find in this beer. Fairly benign mouthfeel; it has reasonable crisp but lacks a certain flair. It also seems a little thin. Finishes clean. I would have liked a bit more carbonation and body.
Well New Glarus managed to knock me over with a feather again. Tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of the style. Another fine session beer with flavor and substance. Again, me only knock would be the thin mouthfeel.
Slegar (26) - Green bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this beer, but it tastes exactly like the IPA with out all the hops. same feel same color.