saxo (11503) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
bu11zeye (11262) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a clear yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of liquid egg whites, dough, caramel, and grass. Flavor of grass, earth, citrus, and light metallic.
Travlr (8186) - 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.
hopdog (7732) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and clear golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of grains, bready, floral and doughy. Tastes of bread, dough, floral, grassy, with some swieetness.
daknole (7209) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at my tasting. Yellow pour. Grainy and malty aroma with some caramel malt. Flavor is relatively ok, sweet and malty. Not my style, but ok for what it is.
Leighton (7179) - 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.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Spritzy peppery, herbal hops dally within crisp hay, leading to a prolonged hop finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the pale golden.
-Why is 7% abv necessary for a product which is supposed to be so quenching?
-This is in the same mood as some High and Mighty products, which I like a lot.
-This is lean-bodied, balanced, and thus very drinkable. Me likey.
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Capone’s and CAH. Pours chill hazy gold with 2f white head. Nose is pale malt, hopcitrud, some fruit. Tastes very malty and citric, bready, somewhat cloying, with hops, and a floral metallic slight tartness late. Not bad.
GT2 (5810) - Jurupa Valley, 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.
j12601 (5716) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Cuvee de Castleton release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a fizzy yellow with a thin white head. Smells like a traditional lager, with a nice grain note, and caramel. Medium bodied, light sweetness. Finishes with a light bitterness. Decent easy drinking lager, just not really my thing.