sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Be careful when pouring or the head will take over. Simple brew that proves the point of "less is more"! You can tell not a lot of ingredients go into this, but what is there balances extremely well
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light bread malt (M); grassy, spicey hops (M). Slightly hazy, golden body has effervescent carbonation and a tall, creamy white head that is slowly diminishing. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a modertely bitter, lightly sweet finish. Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: a wonderful excercise in subtlety...if you've ever wondered what just pilsen malt and saaz hops taste like, here's your chance.
DocLock (7428) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very yellow. Aromas of hops, citrus, and slight yeast. Tastes hoppy, citrusy, with a dry, hoppy, citrus finish.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
i bought this beer when other beers -truly substansial ones- were clearly available at no greater price. i erred. with that cool little celtic-like ring thingy on the label, plus the appellation: 'single malt', somehow i simply fabricated attractive anticipatory images of this beer in my runaway imagination-- remembering that "single malt" whiskies are things of strength, desirability, sophistication ... but this beer ain't like that. this is just a 'ball park' lager, a plastic cup lager, a 'toss it out if it gets warm' lager. as ill-advised as my purchase was, i decided make the best of it and ignore the impulse to blow my brains out. instead, lets get a volleyball game going, and slug these down on a hot afternoon--straight from the bottle. if we still had to concern ourselves with it's appearance, we'd note a popcorn kernal golden beer, gleamingly clear, with a frothing wash-bucket of blindingly white foam on top. that lonely "single malt" sings out in the aroma, but it's voice is in the gasping throes of laryngitis, barely audible, and has nothing more momentous to proclaim than a light rain of honey mist on dry grass. the single hop is likewise a lonely distant voice in a golden pool-- i believe it's saying: "save me, i'm drowning". the flavor is a brisk flash of minimalist flavors, mostly from that one malt. i seriously doubt i could tell this beer from a macro, except of course that this cost 8 bucks a six. it doesn't suck by any means, but on a clear day you can definately see suck from here.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden yellow with a small tight white head. Nose is floral and herbal. It is full and carbonated in the mouth with a slightly malty opening, a spicy hop background and a yeasty finish. An interesting idea and a reasonable effort by N.H.
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates down to thin sheet.
Aroma is strong and full and I can't quite name everything that I can pick out in it. It's got definite notes of fresh grain and lemon, with spices. There is a creamy sweetness to it also. Like literal cream, or whipped cream. Just a little touch of sweet also.
Flavor is spicy, hoppy--definitely Saaz, one of the few hops I can pick out by name--with some elagantly smooth maltiness.
This brewery had irritated me in the paste with some pretty cocky labels. Some of their beers live up to their labels but others don't. This one lives up to billing. I have yet to have a Pilsener style beer that has near the depth of this one. It has the spicy hoppiness that Victory's Prima Pils does, but it really has a much better maltiness to it. I highly recommend.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fluffy head with some lacing. Mild malt aroma. Very fruity hop flavor. Decent bitterness. Crisp finish - a decent lager.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like this lager. It has anice fruity texture to it. Taste similar to a Spotted Cow. The kind of beer I could enjoy a 6er of while hanging out with friends.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber with big white head. Aroma was floral and perhaps some herbs. Flavor held a slight sweetness. This was a good, refreshing, satisfying beer. Great for a hot summer day.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells like apple juice. Typical lager aroma. Fuzzy mouthfeel. Really nothing special.