adnielsen (10089) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of TheAlum. Copper orange appearance with a light cream colored head. Sweet, dull pale lager nose with mild European hops. Good carbonation. Fairly mild Noble hops, pale malty lager flavor. Quite easy drinking and solid brew. Thanks again, Adam!
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 6/8/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours clear dark auburn with an average, very smooth, white head that slowly recedes to an even layer of lace. The nose is a very classic combination of bread and hay malt with spicy floral and grassy hops, with perhaps just a light touch of sweetness. The flavor is a little sweeter with the malts showing more bread than hay and the hops a little lighter than I expected, more grassy than floral or spicy noble hops. The body is light with lively mouth filling, but not stinging carbonation which creates almost a creamy texture, and a medium finish that has that touch of sweetness, bread malt, and grassy hops.
piscator34 (2128) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Pale copper in colour with strong carbonation. Farily simple aromas of sweetish pilsner malt and grassy green hops. Clean pilsner malt flavours dominate, backed by more grassy hops and faint Macintosh apple. Mild bitterness. Seems a bit light on the hops and bitterness for a Bohemian pils, but it’s quite drinkable.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep copper color with a white head. Smells of corn, sweet malt, slight grass, and a touch of a bready aroma as well. Tastes of light and mild grains, slight grassy notes, sweet mild corn malts, and a faint grainy finish.
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale Lager month installment number 3. Now, I never said I was only drinking "pale lager" but rather only drinking Pale Lager Styles, it’s a mild stretch but I think that the Pilsener styles all fit under this umbrella. Pours golden, almost an orange color with a big fluffy white head. The aroma is of herbal noble hops, hay, and wet grain. The flavor is vibrant and displays quite a lot of that noble hop bite herbal, sharp, somewhat spicy, with a subdued earthiness. The malt character is very nice as well, very fruity and flavorful while the beer on the whole maintains a fair level of dryness. This is a terribly enjoyable beer, and while yes I can see how this is a departure from the first batch I don’t share the disappointment that so many have expressed over the changes.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of lager yeast, creamy malt and crisp hop. Creamy malt flavor with lager yeast, crisp hops and a semi-sweet and somewhat fruity finish.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of noble hops, crisp dry pilsner malt, some appley hints. Tastes of dry malt, sage, floral with a perfumy finish.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark gold with a cream colored head mostly lasting. Nose is grain and yeast. Mild tasting and creamy on the palate. Taste is grain, bread, yeast and a slight hop flavor on the finish. Not an outstanding beer but pleasant nonetheless. Pairs well with deli sandwiches.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice lil diddy courtesy of arminjewell, thanks! nice drinking lage, non offensive with a nice malt profile in the aftertaste. not too much crytal, just a tad for a nice mouthfeel. good stuff, need to try a colder one, lol!
dekester1 (341) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured an amber-gold with a nice lofty head and a very slow fade to substantial lacing. Aroma was of malts and corn/adjuncts. Funny, but it reminded me of Old Milwaukee’s aroma. Taste was of a typical American lager - malts and corn/adjuncts on the front-end with a fade to mild hops, with a slight bitterness. Mind you, the hops here are of superior quality to the ones in macros. Palate was decent but not expectional. Overall, a solid lager, but I can not justify going into the 3’s with this one.