Frank (3534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another good local lager. Things are looking up in Chicago. This is pretty clear, golden in color w/ a small foamy head. It’s nose is hoppy but subtle and not overbearing. It’s got a honey-like floral note and a bit of crackery malt. There is just a touch of bitterness in the finish. There is a bit of an ale-like yeastiness in the nose which isn’t too style but seems to work here in context.
aracauna (3290) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale yellow. Nice straw malt. Fairly dry, crisp bitterness. Very solid pils. Would definitely put into the rotation.
kaser (4339) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow pour from bottle on Lakehouse dock. White head. Lemon, grass, Pilsner and sweet. Not bad for the style
popephred (264) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from the bottle into my trusty Samuel Adams glass. The pour produced a hazy, pale yellow body, topped with a medium head of white foam (which lingered during the tasting.) Light aroma with notes of rice (I think) and malt. As light colored as this beer is, it does have a full texture, with moderate carbonation, and a bittersweet taste. The dominant note is grain, with a lingering tinny hop aftertaste.
I purchased this from the gift shop at the Field Museum, in Chicago, and wasn’t expecting much. Overall, it isn’t bad, I would almost say this is a good lawnmower beer if it were just a little lighter in the body.
crossovert (9737) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draf.t Golden pour, kind of a mix between a lager and a koelsch, nice and crispy, bread notes, some yeast, and a nice bit of hops in the aroma.
ryecatcher (1064) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a pale straw yellow, nice white head with decent retention and lacing. Nose is malty, lemon, bready, cereal. Mouth is light bodied, and pretty much tastes like the deScription of the nose. I have to be honest... having been raised on American ’macro’ pilsner, this (fair or not) is pretty much is a style I don’t go out of my way to find, but the occasional craft-brewed version gives me a depth of perspective. Off Color is a solid brewery and based on my trust in all things craft, this is probably what I’d expect to find in the Czech Republic, but it’s still a style I’m not really excited about or that eager talk about of, so it’s hard to really say much. Decent for the style though.
HonkeyBra (3828) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a pale golden with a medium white head on top. Aroma of fresh bread, crisp pils malt, earthy and leafy hops. Flavor is crisp, with mild bready pils malt and sharp hops. Lively carbonation, crisp body, finishes medium and dry with nice hop presence. Really nice.
CanIHave4Beers (3622) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale yellow with a light haziness some good head and decent lace.
The aroma is clean and malty with a little honey, pretty sweet smelling with some dough and some leafy hops.
The flavor is nicely bitter and lightly sweet with some honey and herbal hop character. Finishes clean.
A little less sweet and a little more bitter and this could have been real neat, I guess it’s neat enough... but it’s not "real" neat.
DrSilverworm (8876) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Clear pale yellow color, with a thin white head. Decent rows of lace. Good doughy bready malt, lightly peppery. Moderate sweet taste, light bitterness. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. A solid pilsener.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Edmunds Oast. Pale clear golden pour with a fizzy white head. Grassy and pale malt aroma. Crisp clean in body with a dry peppery finish.