ScipioA (370) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours into a mug a hazy yellow with a big pillowy white head. Spicy and slightly metallic hops dominate the aroma along with some bakery smells from the yeast. Shifts to a very grainy flavor with more of a floral hop profile. The beer’s mouthfeel strikes a nice balance between thin and thick, but is brought down by excessive carbonation. Finishes up with a lingering bitter dryness with floral hints. Good lower abv beer, but Notch’s saison is much better.
Bill Becker (488) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours a pale gold with a 1 finger head of foam and again for a Notch beer, some very good lacing.
Aromas of spicy herbal hops are at the forefront. I get just a tad of a malt smell...bread? Maybe biscuit?
Wow, another brew with some great balance. Yeah, it’s biscuit for the malt profile, the hops are herbal alright, just a nice crisp spiciness that doesn’t go over the top. Swishing the beer in my mouth to get the ultimate experience of what a brew has to offer, I’m amazed that THIS is what I get in a 4% abv brew made in the US.
Nice lightish mouthfeel, the drinkability, at least for me, is through the roof.
Yikes, I love this beer!
madvike (3054) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy golden pour. Nose is floral hops, grainy with a bit of sweetness and nice pale malt. Taste is grainy, husky, with some dusty yeast and lovely light floral hops. Thin and well-carbonated. Awesome.
reggiedunlop (3404) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has lots of grass anda touch of skunky and spicy notes...some straw. Flavor is fairly balanced between straw and hopy notes of grass/spice/skunk. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and grassy/bitter. a nice sessionable pils.
kramer (5328) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold body with a beautiful one finger frothy white head that faded to a wispy film, light lacing. The nose is spot on for the style, great clean bready malt, perfect floral perfumy hops with very delicate slight hint of yeastiness. The flavor is dry, crisp and perfectly hopped. Wonderfully dry with the perfect level of juicy bitterness that really lingers well past the swallow. It just makes you want to take one sip after another. This really would be a great beer to session on. Light bodied with perfect pinpoint fizzy carbonation. Great beer, wish I would have bought a lot of this.
Niko100 (2166) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of slight sweet malt, grass/hay, & hops; Flavor of malt, hops, grain, and some citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Fairly solid.
nimbleprop (5485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz pour at Salty Pig. Hazy deep gold with zero head. Nose is neutral, grass, hay, slight honey. Flavor is grassy, malty, bread, lemon. Clean, grassy finish. Good.
Scrapersnbeer (1501) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light pale malt and subtle floral hops found here. Clear orange color like an IPA, though with an obvious difference in carbonation. Surprise bitter taste that is not expected from the aroma. This brewer brags of being low gravity and therefore highly sessionable, but the lack of palate only serves to emphasize bitterness. Interesting beer, and not as light as one might believe.
CanIHave4Beers (3533) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via Lushawn
Pours golden with a nice well retained white head and a good lacing on the glass.
The aroma is clean & bright with some crisp lightly fruity malt character... but generally not sweet smelling at all. The hops are of herbal and citrusy varieties.
The flavor is remarkable, very crisp and clean. The fruity malt is better defined than in the aroma but again the beer is not especially sweet & finishes dry. The hop character is central to the flavor of the beer and is basically fruit forward with a light herbal character. The bitterness is moderate but right on for a beer like this.
Probably one of the better marriages between Bohemian and American pilsener traditions.
puboflyons (2383) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It pours straw yellow with a full. foamy head like a good pilsener should look. Full aroma of pale malts, biscuit, and crisp, clean hops. The body is light and delightful. The taste has a moderate hop bitterness with a dry finish. Very nice for the style.