Johnsense (1352) - - SEP 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2016 Pours a darker hay colour with a puffy finger of white head. lively carbonation. Aroma of freshly cut hay, grassy, bready with a bit of caramel and lemon. Taste of sweet malts, grass, a small amount of spice, hops and some green apple. Medium bodied. Very fresh. Would gladly take one or two after mowing the lawn or biking.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from dkachur. Pours clear dark gold with a large, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is pilsener, biscuit, and straw malt with spicy and herbal hops. Flavor is biscuit and pilsener malt with lightly spicy hops and a dry finish. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation.
tennisjoel (1363) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Doesn’t seem to have typical pilsner characteristics. Pour is brown with an average white head. The hops and malt are well balanced. To me, this seems more along the lines of a dunkel. But it is a very good dunkel indeed. Great beer!
StefanSD (2373) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from the brewery. Pours a translucent gold color with a small white head that soon dissipates to a fine film. The aroma is mild with sweet malts. The taste is similar to the aroma with sweet malts, molasses, biscuit and some spicy hops on the back end. The palate is clean and crisp with lively carbonation. Finishes short and clean. Overall: Very tasty, solid session beer, brews like these are regrettably uncommon.
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Johnny Del Monico’s in Madison, WI. Notes only. Red lager. Semi bitter. I kind of liked it, which is unusual for this style.
ryanfolty (2391) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: August 22, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: BVery, Burnsville, MN Appearance: Clear gold, slight amount of head. Aroma: Grainy and caramel. Flavor: Consistent with aroma, thin bodied, and slight carbonation. Other: Decent, just not my favorite style.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a clingy white head. Aroma and taste of caramel and corn husk. Good for a pils, but just not my thing.
Terminus (3566) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap and bottle samples-pours lite coper with a really small fizzy/soapy whtie head. nose is grainy, lightly toasted carmel malt lite german lager character-pretty good smell! lots of carmel toasted grain flavors with a splash of herbal/spicy hops. mostly malt forward on this one though. long sweet carmel finish with lingering malt husky tones. a very well put together and clean amber lager here. pretty straight forward but still very pleasant even though there isnt much to write. reminds me of edel pils but with more carmel malt character.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best damn lager I have ever had. Period. Gotta love New Glarus! Cheers!
nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap at the Paddock Club in Elkhart Lake, WI. The beer looks really nice, deep dark golden in color with a well-formed white head and good lacing. The aroma has bready pale malt and maybe a hint of toastiness, with a decent grassy hop note. The flavor is decent but not as good as the first batch. Pale malt, toast, slight caramel, and moderate hop bitterness. Fairly dry and crisp with medium-light body. Good for the style, but yeah, I like the old recipe better.