angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper colour with a foamy white head. Grainy aroma. Medium body, mildly hoppy and bitter. Caramel and grass in the taste, they blend very well to make a delicious, smooth lager. The best lager I had on this Midwest trip.
Vir4030 (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear amber with a head thats gone already. My wife is on an organic beef soap box, so my beer has been sitting here. The aroma is grassy? Is that wht this is? Flavor is complex. Lots of, is that grass, I think it is. And a little sour. Maybe thats a bit of the German hops. I’m not used to them. Not a fan, really.
That1Guy (2055) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow. Nice bouquet. Pours a very nice burnt orange color. Very bready, sweet malty nose. Flavor is incredibly balanced, with a spicy hop presence in the background. Excellent.
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Breeze Thru Liquors in Milwaukee, WI, enjoyed on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Appearance is a clear dark amber with a very thin white head. Aroma of rather rich malts, toasty and also hay, along with pronounced German lager yeast. Really solid aroma for the style. Taste is nice and crisp but also smooth, rich in biscuit malts, not too carbonated, not too bitter but there is a touch of bitterness. Good stuff!
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown to golden and crystal clear. Smallish white head that after dissipating, leaves a decent lacing. Aroma is faint but carries a hop presence. Well balanced in the mouth with a nice crisp hop and citrus flavor followed by a malty and smooth finish.
Narnad (1503) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at New Glarus brewery. Deep golden color, low white filmy head that sticks to the side. Modest amount of carbonation present. Aroma has a light profile, grainy, noble hops presence with a Hallertau/Spalt kick. Flavor has the Hallertau coming through strong with a middle graininess and a light dry finish. Body is pretty light, crisp feeling with a slight dryness at the end. Hops doesn’t overpower but is definitely strong up front but a great flavorful, light brew.
hopscotch (10085) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Clear amber lager with a small, fizzy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma is earthy, spicy, musky and grainy – in short, Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops and over-crushed, moderately toasted malt. Medium to full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor provides sweet European malts, biscuit, funky hop acidity and bitterness. Finishes tangy and a touch lemony. Odd. Well-crafted, but not at all my thing. Bottle courtesy of phaleslu!
TheEpeeist (3545) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Clear amber brown with a bumpy white head. Nose is bland but clean corn chips and grass. Medium light body, soft, creamy and inviting. Taste is brown sugar and green plum with hints of sassafras and chestnut. And i thought the Moon Man was sessionable. Beautiful pilsener.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brownish orange color with a thin foamy head. Flavor is soft malts, slightly sweet, a hint of honey. Super soft and easy drinking. Just a hint of German hops to finish it off. Solid session ale.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Steve’s Liquor and More in Madison, WI. Pours a crystal clear, light copper colored body with an inch thick, dense and foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is bready and slightly toasty with some cereal grains and a light mix of grassy and floral hops. Flavor leans a bit more towards the cereal grain, bready, and tad bit toasty malts up front. A light grass and floral hop comes in and helps dry this out pretty nicely while they’re accompanied by a bit of a cereal, pale malt sweetness and light bitterness. Light, malty feeling, smooth body and moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent pils. Well balanced with a bready, cereal maltiness and light grassy/floral hopping. Could be a bit more crisp, but this was easy drinking and enjoyable enough.