hezron (606) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Musky and yeasty aroma with notes of citrus and honey. A careful pour left this one bright pale yellow with a lasting white head, one of the best I’ve seen from a New Glarus beer. Nice, bready flavor with citrus and corn in the finish. Light carbination with a lightly creamy finish. Very fresh and flavorful. Thanks to malachi for sharing a bottle.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, paling goldish-copper in color, and brightly magnifying. Fizz rising in the body reaches a thin, creamy tan ice sheaf that boasts good head retention throughout. Spicy and musky aroma revels in freshly kneaded dough, perhaps of the sourdough persuasion. Herbal integrated crescent rolls and seltzer water bring up the rear. Biscuity quaff with a vanilla-honey sweetened bran sense (e.g. Harmony cereal all-the-way.) Unsalted corn chex and sweet whole kernel corn. A flavorful affair at that. Curt, husky lager dance. Hard rolls and potato bread. Crisp, medium-bodied, vibrantly spritsing high and low within the palate’s domain. Actively carbonated and sweet bread in every sense, finishing with starchy, light crescent rolls and biscuit airiness. Certainly at the head of its class.
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden, yellow. Lasting, long-diminishing head. Yeasty, bready, honey flavor hangs in the body with a slightly bitter finish. Not much up front on the aroma. Very drinkable, but would probably like it more in the summer. The honey flavor likens it to the Edel-pils.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazed light golden liquid. Taller off-white head. LIght pale malt sweetness touches the nostrils. A nice balance of dry floral/herbal hops. A doughy yeast aroma abides in the back. Sweet pale malt greets the palate. Pure light malt heaven throughout the quaff. Mild nuttiness, mixed with a touch of cream and just a hint of honey. Soft on the palate. A mild acidic hops component helps balance the sweetness. Long lightly herbal linger, with just a hint of pale malt in the backdrop. A fine kellerbier. I know it won’t satiate that many palates, but I will enjoy this while it is available (hopefully through this summer).
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Not too much yeast in the bottle, just a light dusting on the bottom. With a careful pour I wound up with a glass of clear golden liquid. Small, lazy bubbles give a soapy lacing on top, no real head (I didn’t pour quickly though). The aroma offers fresh-smelling noble hops (leafy spiciness) and an apple coffee cake sweetness with a distinct yeast backing. The aroma’s not going to knock you out but it bespeaks of a well-made beer. The most notable part of the flavor is the combination of the spicy noble hops and the apple-fruity yeast. There’s a pale malt underneath leading to a dry, crisp finish. It has a hint of husk astringency, dunno if that’s intentional. Medium-light mouthfeel. A well-meaning but ho-hum lager.
Juelze (1126) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2009 Pours a slightly cloudy golden color. Head is about 1/2" thick and fades quickly. Nice lacing as the beer is consumed. Aroma is of straw, toasted grain, and malt. Taste is straw, malt, and a bit of lemongrass. In the swallow comes a sharp contrast to the initial taste with the toasted grain. The taste becomes very obvious very quickly but soon fades away leaving your palate satisfied. This brew is very smooth and yields high drinkability. This would be a perfect lawnmower. And I’d definitely keep this in stock for the non beer geeks.