Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Enjoyed in a mug from the 12 oz can. To be honest, I was really excited to try this one. I have enjoyed all of the other widely-distributed Oskar Blues products, and have absolutely loved all of them. However, I was, to say the least, extremely disappointed by this one. It pours a crystal clear pale golden color...no problems there. However, issues start with the nose. Instead of notes of German or Czech noble hops; perhaps done in an "over-the-top" way as with the rest of the O.B. products, this smells nothing like hops. I got notes of stale pilsner malt. Little improves in terms of flavor. Instead of the crisp pilsner malt note and dry backbone one expects in a a great pils, you get the sense that this is simply a dressed up Budweiser. Also, there were very detectable notes of DMS; entirely unacceptable in a production beer. What a shame.
dchmela (2681) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light gold with a thick white head.Creamy malt aroma with a nice hop balance. Smooth crisp malt body and a pronounced hop bitterness. Not my favorite style, but this is a tasty lawnmower beer.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a fizzy yellow. slight citrus clean nose. Grassy flavor, some DMS. Thin bodied. Good warm weather beer.
BroSpud (1741) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Drank straight from a can. Tasted OK as far as pilseners go but I am not that big a fan of the style and found that I wasn’t all that into this particular one either.
scoth (528) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden, with a huge, puffy, three-finger, cream-colored head, with good, lasting lacing. Aroma of apple, caramel, and some light hay and grass notes. Light, crisp body, well carbonated. Tastes of bread and apple, with floral and earthy hops. A very pleasant aftertaste. I love those Saaz hops. Well balanced and drinkable.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice gold with white head. Aroma is malty, light sweetness, grains. Taste is fairly sweet with light alcohol, crisp- pretty quality stuff.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Officially my summertime pool/beach beer of 2009. I usually knock these back straight from the can while sitting on a pool float, but I managed to pour one into a proper glass for the rating. The body is mostly clear with a very faint haze, medium gold in color. A nice head of barely off-white foam recedes slowly, forming lily pad like clumps at the surface. Foamy lace marks the glass well. The nose is nice for a pils, that signature bready yeast coming through the fresh, pale malt and floral, grassy hops. Flavors are of the same mold, fairly fresh and crisp, showing cereal grain malts, grassy hops, and balancing, doughy yeast. The palate is medium bodied, even keeled, and without major fault. Nice for a pils, and bravo to Oskar Blues for putting a decent, sessionable beer in a can.
IrishBoy (3888) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can from Odeed! Nose is grainy with some light citrusy and floral hops. Urine yellow with a medium white head. Flavor is a bit of bitterness with a lemon note. Wish it was hoppier but the bitterness does increase as it finishes.
TheBeerGod (5341) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from a can in the VIP tent at WBF Raleigh on 5/2/09. Yellow bodied with a short white head. Nose is malty and grainy with hops, grass and light lemon-honey. Taste is toasted malt, grass, floral notes, light honey, grains, and hops. Body is crisp, clean, moderately carbonated and medium overall. Ends with more grass, herbal notes, floral hops, grains, biscuit, light honey and toasted malt.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly clear golden yellow color with a small white head that fades away quickly. The aroma shows notes of fresh grains, floral hops, and some sweet malt. The flavor follows with the fresh grains and even more spicy floral hops than the nose lets on. There is a hint of light citrus as well followed by some toasted biscuit malt to sweeten things up. Pretty good flavor in this beer. Medium bodied with ample carbonation and a spicy finish. A nice beer for a hot summer day.