jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a yellow with a white head that was short lived but left nice lacing.
Aroma was pretty dull. Grassy, some malt, but I struggled to get much out of it.
The beer was a good lawnmower beer, light, medium carbonation.
A strong pilsner feel from this brew. Grassy, sweet with light malts. Bready at times, but not ever in a heavy way.
Good summer brew, but not anything I would reach out for. Overall impression is still strong, just not amazing.
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz courtesy of Travlr. Poured a clear yellow with a thin, temporary white head. No lace. Sweet grains, cereal, cream of wheat, and artificial banana flavoring in the nose. Taste is cereal, artificial banana ending with some powerful piney, forest floor hoppiness that is sort of a welcome balancing agent to what is quickly becoming a sickly sweet, cloying body. Interesting.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber at Birreria Paradiso, shared with everyone in sight. Pale yellow color, great lacing. Aroma of white pepper, malt. Taste is lager-like, moderately bitter, slight pepper, some citrus. Nice.
dogfish120love (1016) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden with a thick frothy white rocky head. Aroma smells of cooking spices, oregeno, basil and a little tomato sauce oddly enough. Flavor is malty with cereal grains predominant in the flavor. A little beet of crispix with some puffins mixed in. Mild lagering hops present an earthy and citrus flavor with a slight bitterness, just enough to balance the malt backbone. Alcohol is well masked.
MaBeer1972 (1374) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep golden brew with decent carbonation. Body is surprisingly on the heavy side, as is the alcohol. Flavor is rather complex for a lager with some spice and citrus and fruit notes. This one hits you with a left hook punch on the backside. Interesting brew.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at bar great harry, brooklyn- no wonder i was a bit more buzzed than usual- pilsner at 7 percent- thought it was quite tasty though- very nice hop profile, and better than average body- enjoyable.
coldbrewky (1461) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It seems that I have been including YMBM (you must be mad) in many of my notes lately. Several of which have included Pretty things brews. 7% for a lawnmower beer...glad I mowed mine yesterday. Gentle hay and straw up front in this seemingly light bodied brew. Long hop toned finish. Yeasty/peppery body. but pour remained clear and sweaty. thick tight tan head. Nicer as it warmed
Leighton (12200) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a mostly clear, sparkling yellow with a medium, fizzy white head. Quite sweet aroma with lightly roasted malts, bread and crackers, light grass and florals. Flavor is very sweet, with strong malt and bread notes and mild hops. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes sweet with a nice, crisp bite. The overall impression is sweet but I didn’t find it overly so. Good stuff.
auerbrau (3180) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2011 Dear Pretty Things,
If you’re going to charge someone $8 for a bomber of any sort of pilsner-style lager, please make it worth their while. I bought this beer in full-support of the artisan efforts of Dann Paquette, expecting a nuanced and unique twist on a classic style, in the likes of Jack D’or or Baby Tree. Instead, I got what appeared to be a slightly boozy, hoppier than average, slightly oxidized strong pilsner. I like pilsner, especially for the thrist-quenching lawnmower-beer properties you advertise on the label. However, when I get 7% of lager sugars, the last thing that comes to mind is mowing the lawn on a hot day. Instead I think of spending time at a cold, wet German bus stop or taking a nap in the winter. Kind of insulting for $8, don’t you think?
Postscript: To be fair, Wakefield Liquors is apparently charging well above suggested retail here.
jkwood04 (4242) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours transparent golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of nuts and oats with a slight hoppiness. If you could rate this beer for being a lager, it’d get a much higher score. Flavor of oats/bread with some hops and the typical lager finish. An incredible lager, but still a little light on texture for my tastes.