MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden-straw with a nice fizzy white head that leaves some lacing in my glass. Flowery and grassy aromas, bready cracker like flavors. Light bodied with a crisp and carbonated mouthfeel, finishes dry and bitter. I must have gotten a really fresh bottle, this is a damn nice beer.
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
give me a C - give me an A - give me a R - give me a B............... CARBONATION!
Well onto the beer. A decent odor er scent of grass and lemons. A cloudy yellow appearance with a large head. A little bit of saaz hoppiness exists but not much. I could see this being a decent session lager if it wasnt a bubbly and fizzy as champagne. Overall its pretty good. Did I mention its way too carbonated. Ok I guess I did.
jtw (1136) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
interesting gimmick for a bigger brewery to take--one malt, one kind of hops...seems inherently nothing special. smells clean like a pilsner, with distinctly european/noble hops. good to drink but too plain.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours pale yellow with huge fizzy white head. Aroma was flowery with a bit of citrus. The was a light bitter taste and then finishes fizzy.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Extra super large fluffy white head... pale amber body. Astringent perfumey hops w/ some grassy and fruity (pineapple) hints. Taste a bit of fruity hops (light tropical / pineapple again) with sugar cookie malt. Smooth, but too fizzy of a body. Ok.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy gold topped by a creamy bone white head. The aroma is grainy, baking bread, and light spicy saaz. the flavor is quite similar to the aroma though hot baking bread aroma is much less and the hops are much more pronounced. Surprisingly bitter. The body is medium-light, the palate crisp and assertive. This would make a great lawnmower beer.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straw yellow color, clear, medium sized white head. Aroma is yeasty, with barley, crisp. Flavor is dry, smooth, not particularly interesting. Overall it’s just an "ok" brew, more hype and fancy packaging than quality beer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light gold, thin wispy head. Nose grassy and a bit vegetative. Taste is very hoppy, big bite on it, bit metallic. Decent session brew.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2005 Clear light gold with no real head except for a thin sheen. Aroma is lightly spiced, and mostly grain. Taste is is more malt and dough. Not my cup ’o tea but I guess I’m not a fan of the style (unlike the rest of America).
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy golden with a with a small firm head. Fresh hoppy aroma with hints of yeast. Quite hoppy finish with hints of green apples and yeast. Hoppy finish with a clean maltcharacter.