sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good for a lager. Very easy to identify the germanic malt style, but thankfully with more depth than the popular american lagers. A little spice, a little whiskey, and a tiny amount of hop profile keep this from being too boring. Yet, if you don’t look for these things, you won’t find them jumping out to grab your attention. Still, it’s cheaper than buying good imported lagers, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap: world beer expo/Frankenmuth. Pale golden in color with very little head. Aroma has lots of grassy hop character toi it. Flavor is all hops but very subdued. Almost no malt presence in this whatsoever.
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Bottled. Beer #3 of 31 American beers for American Beer Month. A simple idea, remarkably well executed. My bottle kept foaming up when I poured, but my friend’s bottle was OK, and both tasted the same. Brilliant, slightly hazy golden yellow under a puffy white head. A nice hoppy smell that I wouldn’t have thought to be German. Malt taste is bright and sharp, kind of like an ordinary "beer" turned up to 11. Hop taste lingers nicely after the first few sip. Definite pilsener malt taste, almost a hint of whiskey malts; just a tiny bit oxidized. Still a great discovery.<hr>2nd bottle, 1 Feb. 2006. This is from the same purchase as the first, so it’s over 9 months old. Still holds up exceptionally well. A gush of foam that actually has geographic features in the glass. Malts are mild but clean, and the hop is spicy... a great lawnmower beer or an introduction to BMC drinkers of how "their" beer could be done right.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JUL 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours yellow with almost no head. Weak aroma. Taste is clean and pure, but thin and lacking any substance. Good hop profile on such a light beer. Very drinkable.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to eyedrinkale. This was a rather interesting ale, Nice golden body, tight foamy white head. There was a slight yeast-malt nose, but lacking there. And the taste was off, maybe skunk? This was not as good as i hoped for.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a bright yellow/gold with a large foamy white head. Nose is freshness like outdoors, a bit of pepper and spice. Taste is nice and outdoorsy with again some pepper and a hint of citrus and bitterness in the end.
thegreenrooster (3566) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a bland yellow with a white head. Arom is nice and hoppy. Flavor is more hoppy then malty and very crisp and clean. This is a lighter beer but it is big on flavor. Seek this one out.
Tmoney99 (12054) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at New Holland. Light amber hue with an average rocky white head. An average aroma of sweet malt and light hops. Light body with a creamy texture. Flavor was heavy sweet with a light bitter finish.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Festival tap. Light amber to golden colored. Citric hoppy aroma. Light tom medium bodied. Hops tend to run harsh. Bitterness is lasting. This is a lager?? Did I get the right beer??
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 This pours a highly carbonated, pale yellow body with an amazingly tall, rocky white head. (I had to wait a solid five minutes before I could attempt to drink.) The aroma is a light, mildy sweet malt with floral hopping and a hit of lemon zest. It’s light-bodied but lively with dancing carbonation. The flavor is delicate, sweet malts with lemon and orange rind on the back of the throat. Crisp, bitter finish. Nice. This one malt, one hop beer would be a delight to anyone who appreciates a well crafted lager. At 30.06 IBU, I’m surprised this isn’t classified as a pilsener.
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