TAR (2526) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Clear pale gold. Clean vibrancy to the nose with ginger, soft hops, doughy malts, and yeast. Slick, round mouthfeel. Lemony, fresh melon interplay to the flavor, coupled with mild buttered malt sweetness and lemongrass. Mild effervescence fused with soft flower and citrusy acid notes to liven the delicate, yet relentless, crackery malt attack. Grassy finish is mostly overrun by the sweet maltiness. Very stylish brew with stellar balance between the juicy acidity and plush malt profile.
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
strange honey ginger aroma, slightly medicinal, golden, the lemongrass is very strange in there, gives it a salted lemon rind finish. i´m not convinced that spicy beer is the best accompaniment to spicy food
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ginger and dry lemon evident in nose. Tropical = crisp, light, dry. Tangy, wheaty finish. Very slightly buttery but no sign of diacetyl. Tasty and subtle.
aracauna (3318) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This and the California Common proved to be my favorites from my trip to Nodding Head. This is a clear gold with a nice head. There’s a light herbal aroma. It’s a bit grassy with a dry malt finish. Tasty, but light.
egajdzis (5700) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a gold color with no head or lace. Sweet malt, and light hop aroma. Light citrus, mildly tart and sweet ginger taste. Rather smooth and malty.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
6 oz draft sample, at the brewpub. Pale urine-yellow, very little nose (some lemongrass, maybe, if you try hard). Creamy mouthfeel, very full, maltier than I expected, slightly spicy. Quaffable, vaguely interesting, but no big deal.
Nate (3824) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lemondrops and spice. Camphor aroma. Pale yellow with small white head. Light carb with watery light body. Very citrusy and spicy. Watery taste. Good flavor but not one I'd want to drink all night.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2153) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent lager, absoutely love the name of this brew, medium bodied lager, the lemons & ginger really stand out in the flavors, didn’t really have all that great of a head, awesome summer brew