RussianDragon (565) - - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle given to me at Surly, many thanks fellow beer enthusiast! Pours a clear bright golden color with a white foamy head that settles to moderate lacing and a few bubbles across the meniscus. Aroma is sweet - bread dough and yeast, light fruity complexity. Flavor is same, and overall mild - bread, yeast, and fruit with a touch of hoppy citrus tang. Thin bodied, mild carbonation, and a sweet floral hop finish.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
botttle from jeremy. nothing memorable about it. nothing that sucked about it either.
ads135 (3226) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A solid light lager. Crisp and lightly sweet. Solid bready background. Tried courtesy of Dave in 2014.
rubbishystuff (1954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Thanks to iNBe. Well executed zwickel, not as yeasty as I would have thought, has the very euro minerally lager aroma. Serving: bottle
starewich (167) - - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of carbonation. Cracker and honey-like flavors. Bitter finish. Pretty straightforward but executed well as usual.
weihenweizen (2014) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Pours clear golden with small/medium white head. Aroma is pilsner malt, medium/light body, low carbonation, and good small bubble lacing. Taste is pilsner malt balanced with subtle herbal hops. Nice nuances, but not enough flavor to be rated higher.
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewery. Clear yellow-gold color with a medium thin fluffy white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, bready malt and yeast. Medium body with flavors of floral yeast, grainy malt and fruit. The finish is fruity up front with a earthy yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
cards04 (2077) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good enough beer but kind of boring. Aromas of honey and lightly toasted grains. Exact same flavor profile... Average.
ekoerper (592) - Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: light malts, some mild sulfur and corn, no real hop character. Appearance: light golden color, slightly hazy, white head collapses fairly quickly to a thin layer, leaves spotty lacing. Taste: much the same as the aroma - light malts, sweeter than expected, minimal hop flavors, low bitterness. Palate: light-medium body, medium carbonation, somewhat sweet finish. Overall: decent thirst quencher / warm weather beer.
MacBoost (1438) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I fucken hate to agree with MJ on beer rates, but I have to on the one. This is totally an uninspired celery bomb. Generic corn dominates the nose, perhaps some adjuncts. Taste is sweet and only faintly bitter. Flavors of creamed corn, celery and not much else. A weak malt bill coupled with a very low dose of hops leaves us with a very pedestrian beer, one that could even pass for a macro brew. No thanks.