naivepegasus (361) - USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber orange. Slightly sweet, almost apple aroma. Soft taste of sweet malts, that fades with a mild hop bitterness. Very drinkable.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Grassy malt and sulfur - a touch of spicy hops.
Ap: Copper-gold, crystal clear - medium off-white head with medium retention and a thin lacing.
T: Medium-sweet toasted malt flavor - high bitterness, slightly herbal hop flavor - very bready mid-palate, exceptionally clean - finish is lightly toasted.
P: Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Delicious, clean, and malty lager - nice charge of hop bitterness and herbal flavor - really superb, I could drink this all night long.
GJF (1492) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is certainly not my favorite new glarus. It’s a kind of muddy, slightly cardboardy lager. Good hop profile, but overall nothing great.
GranvilleTim (1850) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored pour with an off white head. Great malt aroma. Taste is a nice balance of malt and hops. A little sweet, dry at the finish. Good lacing.
BeerInHeaven (362) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma doesn’t impress me, kind of artificial or chemical?. That said, it pours a nice dark gold amber with a white brief head and some lacing. The taste is quite good, a nice balance of malt and hops. The finish is agreeable with a little toastiness. A pretty good lager that I would try again. I wish I would have tried the previous recipe since the consensus seems to be it was a little better.
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a soapy off white head that fades to a wispy film. Aroma is grassy fruit and malt. Taste is malty grain and grass with bitter finish. Palate is thin and bready with a dry crisp finish.
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to MatSciGuy! Amber brown pour, decent carbonation and a biscuity aroma. Flavor was caramel, some nuts and earthy and a little weird funk on the aftertaste. Loved the 2010, but not a huge fan of this one.
bhiner41 (188) - Darien, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the best lager. Good color, golden almost amber, no head, slight white ring. Malt front, lemon notes but not hoppy, funk after taste. Tastes like grolsch, smooth then rank after taste on the palate. Average at best.
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle thanks to Deyholla! It pours a golden yellow color hazier than I expected with a smallish white layer of foam. The aroma is lightly sweet with grains and cookie like malts. Maybe a hint of lemon, but not much noble hop character. The flavor is full with sweet graininess and hints of lemon with only a whisper of earthy hop balance in the finish. Full bodied for a lager but still manages to have a watery palate. I love New Glarus, but this was a disappointment.
tmoreau (3559) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2014 Shared 12 oz. bottle at a monthly group tasting. Poured to a sampler with a deep orange/gold color, a layer of soft white, creamy head foam, and light spots & streaks of lacing. The aroma was light grain, light noble perfume, Pils malt, and a hint of maize. A typical lager nose. The flavor added soft hop bitterness, a light body, and some finishing dryness. A no nonsense, basically satisfying, Czech Pils. Recently shared another bottle, and noticed a hint of light fruitiness as apricot in addition to the other comfortable notes.