matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Wawood for the Zwickel.
Poured with a hazy golden body and a bountiful pillow of white capped head. The aroma and flavor bring some traditional and some non-traditional lager note… grassy, sweet with honey and grainy All-Grain beady suggestions, yet a lightly tart doughy lemon peel in the finish. This bier has a grand texture on the palate… a nice balance of soft and full… ahhhhhh
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Transparent copper orange in color. Crisp, pale, pils malt aroma. Fluffy biscuits and lemon zeal also contribute to the smell. Light and bready flavor. Golden sweet corn. Unimposing and a step up from Totally Naked. Thanks to hezron for sharing this soon to be retired beer.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
an orangish yellow w/ a little cloudiness and a white head that broke up quickly.
Aroma is bready a little sweet fruit and something a touch tart. Palate was a little thin but coated well. Flavor is doughy oddly sweet and has a nice mild bitter. Overall an odd style but ok. THanks out to Herzon for sharing.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Hezron! The aroma is kind of mild but reminds me of a buttered biscuit with honey. The flavor is tangy. The palate is good. The appearance is kinda piss looking and has a non-existent head.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Cloudy gold with a small head. Aromas are sweet biscuit, grains and malt. Taste is nicely hopped, slightly sweet and really smooth. Starts off crisp and mellows out nicely. If it weren’t for the faint lemon taste, it would be too sweet but it’s damn nice.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours honey-gold with a quickly fading layer of off-white head. Mild mint/dill hop aroma, with sweet malt undertones. Some strange tangy vegetal tastes, sweet and earthy. Not bad, but strange. Doughy/bready finish. Palate is fairly full, and a bit flabby. I understand the "fresh from the tank" concept here, but overall, it tastes more rough around the edges than fresh. Very interesting and different style. Thanks hezron for sending this my way!
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden cloudy yellow with some copper. White head that faded quickly. Aroma of doughy yeast, light hay malt and some citrus. Flavor is sweet, buttery malt with a short touch of grassy bitter. Also notice a touch of honey. Medium-creamy body with very soft carbonation. Yummy lager.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white fast disapearing head. Aroma of dough, lemon, yeast and caramel. Flavor of malt, yeasty, and a short bitterness. Light body and light flavor. Wouldn’t be bad outside on a summer day.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy deep yellow pour with nice white head. Wondeful sheets of broken lacing. Strong apple and wheat aromas, with pleasent rustic cellar background. Sugary and fairly bland on the palate, except for some ethereal depth that I couldn’t put my finger on. Notes of honey and yeast. Palate is too watery. Very drinkable, would try again.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Facto! Deliciously buttery, bready, crackery. Traces of nuttiness (not sweet, though, more walnut) and bark. I love love love this style. Bottle-conditioned glory, with a steely, crisp noble spicy hop character.