Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In short: A disappointing grassy lager with way too much apple juice. Meh.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed very fresh the day I received it from oakbluff soon after the 2011 release. Thanks Scott
The look: Clear golden body topped by a short-lived white head
In long: The beer starts with an interesting nose of dried yellowed grass with a spicy edge that screams Saaz and probably some other noble hops. But there’s something wrong with the taste. Lots of breakfast apple juice, a light tartness that doesn’t work with the beer, soapy notes, spicy herbal notes, strong citric notes, not really dry, not really bitter. Finish is spicy grass in a glass of apple juice. Unlike DVDs, beer is an adult product that I don’t like it even if it has “Two Women” in the name.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was really surprised how much hop presence their was in this beer. I loved it. Now it was a beautiful pour. Crystal clear and awesome. Nice head with tight and uniform bubbles. Nice carbonation. Tastes of malts and that finish of hoppy dryness.
Atom (1755) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet grains and hops, with malt and slight yeast. Taste is sweet malts, hops, and grains, with spotty bitterness. Texture is slick and oily. Not bad but too sweet for me, not really digging the texture.
jcr (2320) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber body. Fizzy white head. Grainy, bready aroma. Notes of earth, biscuit. Not much from the hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Taste of raw grain, caramel with some notes of floral hops. Malt forward with minimal bitterness, this less crisp and clean than expected. Still, an OK beer.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours a bright and clear amber color with a receding cream colored head on it. Crisp and grassy nose is spicy and inviting. Tastes of bready malts, light grainy toasted notes, grass and floral hops. Dry and mildly hoppy finish. Solid body and mouthfeel. High drinkablity. This beer can easily compete with some of its European brethren.
juiceisloose (1063) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy Ughsmash. This one pours a cloudy golden color and topped by a small head of white foam that quickly recedes to a thin film. The aroma is clean and simple showing toasted bread and doughy malts along with clean grains, and a touch of grassy hop bitterness. The flavor follows suit and shows a good balance between the toasted bread, grains, and grassy hops. Medium to light bodied with ample carbonation that leads to a crisp, dry finish. This is a clean and simple pils that is easy drinking for those hot summer days. Not quite as masterful as the R&D series version, but still a good beer.
joshmcg000 (370) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear light copper color. Aroma is sweet, grainy, hoppy. Taste is slightly sweet, light hoppyness, Lots of pilsener flavor, malty, some caramel. Slight skunkyness is there for me, but I get that in pretty much all pilseners for some reason, then it goes away as i drink. Body is light with a nice amount of carbonation. A very nice pilsener, I remember it being substantially better when it was in R&D bottle, maybe Its just my memory.
Sammy (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great lager, from Riley’s in Madison. Generous retained head on noticeable yellow. Smooth mouthfeel, something I could drink lots of. Mild but noticeable bitterness.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is malt with a bit of hops. Flavor is pilsner malts, biscuit and a bit of citrus. Has a nice crisp finish. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce pour at the New Glarus Brewery. The Two Women of New Glarus are nice company, but they don’t make a lasting impression. They have enough spark to keep you mildly interested. Unfortunately, I wasn’t ready to commit to having another drink with them. The idea of a Country Ale sounded nice and unfiltered, yet the flavor was surprisingly tame. This one is good for a mainstream taster, pleasant and typical. For those who are looking for something bolder though, it’s nothing unique.