dfroms (477) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Julio’s. Pours a glowing yellow, effervescent. Aroma is pleasant: grassy hops, oats, orange. Taste is lightly toasted grain, citrus, lingering bitterness--bold flavor for a 4% ABV beer. There would be much worse things than a couple of these on a hot summer day.
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at Legal Test Kitchen. Clear gold, white head which lasts perfectly, nice lacing. Light caramel, grass and DMS on the nose. Taste is very DMS, light malt, light hop. Grassy veggie finish, nice prickle, medium body. Just about drinkable but not my thing.
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Herbal hop bitterness and sulphur-y notes whirl within this Pilsener’s furious carbonation lending a dryish, drinkable example.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tower of foam covers the cloudy blond.
-This high level of carbonation overshadows the malts’ depths and the hops’ spiciness.
-A touch of diacetyl is found underneath.
-This may not feel that authentic, but it is a decent quaff nonetheless.
-The flavor profile lacks the clarity I love in the style.
Steve_0 (3587) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home, extra’d in a trade. Pour is clear yellow with a big frothy white head and great lacing. Grassy, doughy, biscuity, crackery, slightly fruity, and bready aroma. Taste is minerally, floral, grassy, cracker malt, doughy, and somewhat chalky. Light body with crisp carbonation. Crushable, for sure.
egajdzis (5700) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt, straw, light grass. Taste of light doughy sweetness, toasty, lightly bitter, grassy hop finish.
ScipioA (403) - 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 (612) - 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 (3135) - 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 (3538) - 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 (5510) - 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.