Ernest (7284) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cereal), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with light notes of DMS and soap.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
I really dreaded trying this because...well...for one, itís Widmer. Secondly, itís a gluten-free beer, and gluten-free beers almost always suck. Hard. But just as Redbridge is surprisingly one of the more passable GF examples (from an even worse brewery), this beer is better than the bulk of its brethren. Itís toasty, itís hoppy, itís flaws are minor, and itís...believe it or not...drinkable. In fact, if you didnít tell me it was GF, I probably wouldnít even know. No, itís not going to compete with good lagers out there...this is basically on the level of Full Sail Session Lager or something like that, but still...good grief, you can do a LOT, LOT worse in this field (Sprecher Shakparo, anyone???). If I had to go GF, I would have no problem having one of these once in awhile (when I wasnít drinking wine instead). The Omission website says these brews may contain gluten, since they *are* brewed with barley and such. So...ummm....hmmm.
larsga (7245) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Small white head. Clear yellow body with light carbonation. Light fruity sugary aroma with floral notes. Dry floral resiny taste with fruity grainy notes. Thin-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry grainy mealy aftertaste with wooden notes. Well, they didnít leave much in this one, so must have omitted quite a lot. Boring (0.33l bottle, CC Mat, Lillehammer.)
PorterPounder (7228) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Pours a sparkling light golden with a light blanket of a white head and excellent bubble action. Aroma leaves much to be desired with hints of dish soap, some wet paper bag, a touch of black pepper. Flavor is a mess. Some odd ripening vegetable notes, some black paper, some dusty copper pennies. Mouthfeel is thin and distant. Passable if you had to drink it.
Radek Kliber (7115) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Where and how: bottle 355ml
Aroma grainy, pale malts. Not too clean. Slightly soapy hints. Generic vibe.
Top: white top, fizzy top, sparse lace.
Base: pale straw.
Palate : tad thin body
Taste: sweet grainy malty lager. Grassy behind. Thinner yet with good approach.
Other notes blue collar lager
onceblind (7047) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
@ South Denver Beer Fest 2013. clear pale golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma of honey malt and biscuity yeast. Flavor of about the same but really light. Like, light-lager. Nothing much on flavor save for pale grainy honey malt.
Sledutah (6972) - Utah, USA - OCT 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle picked up at the state store
Appearance: Pours slightly cloudy straw yellow with a small white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Malts, cardboard and citrus
Taste: Light malts, grainy, honey and citrus
Not bad, easy drinking.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6621) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright yellow-gold color with a medium sized fluffy white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sour, tangy, macro lager with citrus and perfume underneath. The flavor was grainy, citric and bitter with floral and herbal hops and an off presence. Long finish. Medium body. Not good.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle:   Straw in color, rather clear, thin to moderate white head, sudsy, little lacing.   Macro beer aroma, corny, rice, the stuff I taste when I vomit out my nose.   Sweet grassy/grainy malt forward nose.   Very much a grassy/straw/hay like beer.   Its a clean beer alright, straw and hay/grass on the finish.   If I had a gluten issue, this would be a decent brew to drink, unoffensive, not too bold in any one direction.   However, if I had to drink this more than a few times I would be livid!
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, clear gold with egg white foam, light musky hops aroma and flavors, some mild bitterness, malt liquor finish. Reminds me of a weak NB Shift
Hermod (6329) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
355ml bottle from C-Market Tammisto, Vantaa. Pale golden color, thin white head. Grainy malt, slightly sweet, hay in aroma. Flavor quite similar, mostly grain. Weak overall flavorwise, watery as well. Quite bulky stuff really.