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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Brewed and bottled by Dann Paquette of Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, Inc. at Buzzards Bay. Previously brewed at Paper City. Not a Paper City or Buzzards Bay brand beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2012
Tap @ The Pony Bar, NYC. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, grass, soap and hops. Soft carbonation. Semi bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pours a clear golden straw color with fluffy white head that rides along for the first few sips then laces out nicely. Aromas are subtle with traces of light malts, bready yeast and grassy hops. The palate follows the nose pretty nicely witha nice refreshing start... traces of honeyed malts, white bread, grassy hop bitterness and traces of alcohol on the finish. Nice lager with a pretty big abv for a lager. Great strong lager for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Draft with Linh and Scarlett at picco in Boston. Pours a clear yellow/orange body with thin white head. Aroma is pungent grass and bitter hops. Mouthfeel is bitter, crisp with notes of grassy hops, bitter citrus rinds and a light zesty spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Pours a golden color. Smell is of grains and malts. Taste is alcohol, some grains, light hops. Overall a decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Originally reviewed: 7/23/10. Bottled June 2010. "Batch 2" 22oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Pours an uber-dark yellow/gold. Great transparency. Lots of visible bubbles rising through. An enormous bone-white head caps it off. Great retention. This head stays thick and lustrous for the entirety of the drink. Scents of honey-kissed breads, sourdough, and lemon. Not a whole lot going on in the nose. Great crisp and clean body. Lots of carbonation play on the tongue. The alcohol sort of mellows out the mouth a bit. Gives it a creamy finish. Great crisp taste right away. Grassy notes noted. Hops make themselves known a bit, but hold back from showing true colors. The alcohol comes forward a smidge in the flavor, which I guess is expected for the ABV level mixed with this style. Can’t hide much here. Refreshing. I would have liked this with a little lower ABV I think, but all in all, this is a great beer, and great representation of the style. One of the best!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5717) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Crisp, slightly hazy golden coloured body with a wheatie, unfiltered glow and a thin, one centimetre tall white head with bunches of bubbles coming from the bottom. Aroma of nice pale malt, strong citrus, metal, sweetness and a touch of grass, herbal notes and hay. Medium-bodied; Assertive malty notes with a little metal, some alcohol, citrus, caster sugar and fruit noticeable. Aftertaste is a bit deeper with a lot of alcohol burn noticeable for the style, some metal, a lot of malt and some lighter herbal and grassy hop flavours to finish it off. Overall, a nice, but relatively strong beer showing mostly good flavours, but some deep and strong flavours that don’t work great for a summer beer - good thing I’m drinking it on an almost 60 degree F WINTER day! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from K&E Discount Beverage in New Paltz, New York on 09-September-2011 for US$8.39 sampled at home in Washington on 18-February-2012, bottled in June 2011.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 14, 2012
Old rating from this past summer. Smell is bready, some caramel, citrus zest, taste is pretty similar with a little booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2012
22 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear golden color with a moderate off-white head that fizzes into a small film fairly quickly. Aroma of lots of grains, particularly wheat, with crackers, grass, sugars, and faint citrus. Flavor of bready, crackery malts, sugars, grass, cereal, toffee, and light citrus. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a crisp, malty mouthfeel. Dry finish. ABV doesn’t come through at all. Really nice lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1570) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Bottled: June 2011. A pale old gold pour with a smallish off-white head. A fairly crisp aroma that features plenty of wheat and graininess, grass, light caramel, a hint of corn, some lemon, and a little citrusy zestiness. Thin to medium-bodied and crisp. Lots of honey, grain, and wheat flavors upfront taste-wise. Bready. Grainy. Crackery. Lightly herbal. Finishes with a dusty, tangy, zesty, yeasty lemony/citrus rind flavor. Refreshing. Surprisingly enjoyable for the style. Where was this last summer?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Appearance: clear gold and straw under a puffy white head which fades to a solid layer resembling a slice of bread. Small batches of lace try to crawl their way up the side after a puffy swirl.
Nose: golden sun-baked grains, grape nuts, and husks. Dried grass and straw in the back dry next to baled hay. Lemon peel and white grapefruit in the middle for zip and zest. Green apple musk.
Palate: toasted grape nuts. Saltines and whole grain crackers. Lemon and grass in the back with lemon rind lingering the longest atop the top back of my tongue. Green banana peel. Husky. Honey joins the freshly toasted grains, husks, and crackers. Lemon along the sides.
Final Thoughts: exactly what it strove to be – the quintessential lawnmower ale. Brisk. Refreshing. Why yes, I think I’ll have another.

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