jgb9348 (5064) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating from this past summer. Smell is bready, some caramel, citrus zest, taste is pretty similar with a little booze.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
lamas (1435) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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?!
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jtclockwork (10655) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours gold with white head. Nose/taste of malt, grain, bread and a dry citrus finish. Medium body. Crisp and more hoppy than expected.
RyanB (2) - - AUG 30, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Great floral aroma, this is not a typical lager. Nice golden yellow color. Light malty taste, very well balanced. Hides the alcohol well. Refreshing taste, perfect for after yard work.
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow color with a frothy head. Smells of bread, yeast and soap. Taste is the same. Heavier then a pale lager, lots more body and booze
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours gold with a white head. Aroma shows grainy malt, hay, and a touch of honey. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of meyer lemon and a light herbal quality I can’t quite put my finger on. Overall body is moderate and finishes with a well balanced bitterness. Probably one of the most impressive pale lagers i’ve had to this date.
Slipstream (2217) - USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The label features a drawing of a lawnmower - is this a lawnmower beer? It is a bit too hearty for that, I think. The malty, grassy aroma is a bit complex but not outstanding. Golden pour. Very flavorful for a lager, with a sweet and hoppy taste. It is rich but still goes down pretty easily. There is a bit of pilsener character too. Another attention-grabbing brew from PT. This reminded me a little of Coney Island’s superior lager (which is called a Vienna on RB).