pete4999 (1166) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from somewhere in Ithaca, NY. Very cool design. Pours a hazy, fizzy golden yellow with a white head. Smell is slightly citrusy, slightly grassy. Very easy to drink, some background hops and a light hop finish. Definitely fizzy though, all the way through.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours bright yellow and gold with a pillow of a white head. Aroma is floral, honeysuckle and lemon peel with white pepper notes as well. Flavor is delicious, balanced assertive grassy and earthen hops with a nice pal malt and hay body. This is a really nice beer, wish I had more for football season.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When we seek to disparage a beer we often call it lawn mower beer, a category often reserved for insipid American lagers and American wheats. In parody of their own lager, Pretty Things places a lawn mower front and center on the label, but this is no mere lawn mower lager. It is hopped with great intensity, and enjoys a slightly higher alcohol content; i would call this more of an American Pale, even if it does use a lager yeast. It its to lager what Pizza Port’s Panzer is to a traditional pils. Pale gold pour, good head, good lacing. Nose of grass, hops, malt. Taste of hops and malt, with a good finish. Very nice lager, not to be gulped after mowing the lawn.
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 (9102) - 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 (14467) - 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 (1023) - 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 (1391) - 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 (1478) - 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