crossovert (8500) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle. Can’t believe I am finally drinking this. Passed over it many times because I didn’t realize it wasn’t a full-time beer originally. Super deep golden pour with a nice cremay white head and not too hazy. The smell is heavy bread and breadcrust, nice lemony/fruit/lemon balmy underlying. The flavor is rich and bready, though it is effervescent and zippy. Tart hops up front with waves of pretzel, then shortcake malts, hint of vanilla. It has some mineral and very light diacetyl making it an enormous success.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma evokes visions of a clay pot of floral, perfumey honey set upon the earth packed floor of a farmhouse basement with plenty of musty cobwebs. Some light vegetal notes and sweet grainy malt character are also apparent. Hazy blonde body is topped by a low but lasting, fine bubbled, white head that laces well. Grainy malt flavour is somewhat musty with plenty of honey and floral hop notes and mild but very pleasing bitterness that lasts on the tongue in the aftertaste. Creamy smooth texture and soft, fine bubbled carbonation to the medium light body. Bottle sampled with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Yellow in color with a nice white head. Grainy aroma. Very grainy aroma. Malty and nice hoppy flavor. Smooth. Medium bodied. Finish is hoppy. Very nice.
bigwilly (1) - Warrens, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my faves from Deb and Dan’s outfit.
There are certain occasions where no other beer will do. To me it is unique among beers with its complex finish
and yeasty, almost creamy body. It almost falls into the category of so called "comfort food" ...except of course, its beer, and a darn good one at that.
I taste a little something new every time I open one of these great beers. Not enough room to give it proper respect, so let just finish ’er off by sayin’ come to Wisconsin and enjoy one of these fine beers! You won’t be disappointed.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2009 Bottle from iowaherkeye. Hazy pale body with a small white head. Doughy malt nose with some grassy and herbal hops and light lemon. The flavor is just lightly sweet with a touch of cotton candy, plenty of dough, spicy herbal hops and grass. Very clean. Medium/light body is round with moderate carbonation. Finish is crisp, clean and lightly bitter. Brilliantly made beer. The ratings for this beer are a real travesty.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Grains, grains and more grains. Luxurious toasty aroma. Puffy white head and an extra smooth body. Mellow hoppiness is just right.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yokel pours a lemon juice-like yellow and is smeared in tone with lots of activity within gathering a quick and tall topping of lightly starchy foam that lasts a for good duration and once faded keeps a thick quarter inch lock of white on top. Lace glazes the glass in a curtain of torn and tattered things.
Aroma is quite fuzzy and largely grabbing the nose, even upon the pour, with yeasty bready stuff and lively pale malt glitz. Nice touches of herbal grassyness of hops and overall very rounded and forwardly appetizing.
Taste is nice with a firm, lasting tone of lightly sweetened doughy pale malt. Somewhat pretzeled without the salt. The pale malt is sublime and there a decent spicy zip of hops and lemon that adds a unique herbal quality thats quite tasty to the lips and palate.
Crisp, quick, clean, and yummy with a wonderful pale malt tone and character that draws you through the whole feature of body; which is about medium. Nice finish of lightly dry crispness of herbal grass and yeasty spice.
Um, like this is unholy drinkable by the super tall pint man. Wow, a nice refreshing little Zwickel by New Glarus that’ll be sure to Yokel its way off the shelves in the warmer weathered months without much effort.
Boutip (4999) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Monger: Poured a cloudy golden yellow color beer with a large foamy head with perfect retention. Aroma of floral malt with some spicy yeast notes is quite enjoyable. Taste is dominated by some nice floral notes and semi-sweet malt presence. Yeast is also noticeable and provides a spicy aspect to the beer with some crisp hops at the end. Body is full with limited filtration and great carbonation. I had this yesterday after a long hot and humid summer days so I might be slightly overrating this one but I still think it shows that great lager can be brewed as opposed to the crappy ones that flood the market.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a bit of an orange hue. Had a nice white head that dissipated quickly, leaving small amounts of lacing and a nice ring around the glass. Smell is pretty nice with some lemon smells, biscuit, a bit of corn, and some floralness. Not great, but pretty interesting and enjoyable. Taste is slightly bready with a definate lemon zest in there as well, hops are present but faintly. There is even a bit of corn flavor in there that I think pairs well with this. Not a whole lot of carbonation, and a light to medium body on this one. I like that it is not overcarbonated like most beers of this style. Drinkability is definately deserving of a perfect. This beer is great for almost any occasion and can be enjoyed by virtually anyone.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2010 Appearance: Pours a cloudy dull yellow gold with almost no head.
Aroma: Faint whifs of breadiness.
Taste: To sum it up, a less hoppy pilsener and a less bready Kolsch-style beer. A nice touch of lemon and bread crust, finishes with very light bitter hops.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy and crisp.
Overall: Quality crafted lager. This beer has character, and could have easily had predictable flavors for a pale colored lager. As mentioned in the taste notes, this beer takes very smooth approach, not being overly biscuity or bitter, and not compromising in flavor.