hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with cbkschubert (thanks!). Poured a lighter and clear orangish color with a small sized white head. Aromas of some grain, toasted malts, and light grass. Tastes of grains, light citurs, and I was getting light caramel. Thin and watery.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a misty bronze color, light head and lacing. The nose is sweet and biscuity with a lightly floral hop note, a touch of bread and malt with just a fluff of huskyness. The flavor is nice and creamy, balanced body, moderate mouthfeel for the style and finishes on a lightly bitter tail. Nutty finish and a bit sweet overall, but tasty!
IrishBoy (4023) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from cbkschubert; Thanks Craig; Cap really hissed as I opened this; Nose came out as light but definate lemon aroma, not the more usual citrusy one, with some light malt in the background; gold with a big white head; flavor had a light lemony malt taste, very different from any of the 38 other pale lagers Iíve rated.
PorterPounder (6714) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Oak Creek Brewery and Grill. Medium golden pour, crisp, bubbly white head. Aroma pretty neutral with some fresh lake water accents coming through. Clean, crisp lager flavor. Good balance of hops and malt and it finishes with a good hoppy bite. Very refreshing sitting out on the patio on a hot Sedona afternoon.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
One of the 7 Dwarves in the Oak Creek tasting set. Not much to it say: its a pale lager and it looks, smells and tastes like one - in other words, there isnít much to see, smell or taste (especially in comparison to the other brews on the tasting platter). Iíll admit that it had more flavor and slightly more texture than a macro lager but thatís about it.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours golden with a short white head that stays pretty well and laces a little. Aromas of lemon, and light grains. This does seem more like a helles to me than a pale lager as it definitely had more sweet honey flavor blended with some lemon. Airy and somewhat light on the palate. Crisp and clean and pretty drinkable on a hot summer day. I donít believe that this one should be listed as a pale lager.
eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this two times and it sure isnít a Pilsner, despite their website deScription. The brewpub/grill listed it as a Munich style Helles lager. This one certainly doesnít kill you with grassy hops! Standard golden color with a nice initial white head, that dissipated gradually, but provided solid lacing. The aroma was malty rich and the hops undetected. The flavor was sweet (maybe a bit too much) and malty grainy (some light honey flavors). Fairly heavy mouthfeel, sticky sweet. (Resampled on 5/2/06.)
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice clear golden-orangish color with a very light head that faded quickly. Has a light grainy, grassy aroma. Flavor leans toward the hoppy side with a touch of diacetyl. Leaves a slight bitter aftertaste. Light to medium body. An ok beer
KUEric (918) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2006
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz Bottle: Labeld simply as íGold Lagerí. Pours a light golden color, a little more orange/yellow than standard gold. A head from my agressive pour is minimal and disappears quickly. The aroma is of lemons, pine, and wood with a little bit of hops. The flavor is a little of apples, pee, a touch of hops. a quick hitting light palate.
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle, via FlacoAlto, labeled as "Gold Lager". Pours a deep gold colored body with a minimal and quickly disappearing white head. Nose is showing alot of DMS, just like opening up a can of creamed corn. Beyond that maybe a little toasted malt. Flavor is just as thin as can be, with a corn flavored finish and minimal to no hoppiness. Typical Pale Lager Mouthfeel, thin and fizzy with a dry finish. This is just another in the long storied history of flavorless Pale Lagers.