Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I truly enjoyed this beer. Very good aroma, and beautiful head with a clear amber color. Sweet, slightly malty, hoppy flavor. With a nice hop finish. It is a bit hopped for a pale ale, but I found it very refreshing. Gonna have to try some other beers with Saaz hops.
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours tan-orange and slightly hazy with thin white head and some lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with buttery malt. Flavor of smooth hops that grow more bitter on the aftertaste, with biscuity malt also on the finish. Creamy medium body mouthfeel, characteristic of the Real Ale beers in my experience. Very nice and refreshing.
TheFection (1) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I might be a little biased about this, but it’s an excellent beer. Pours hazy amber as everybody else has stated. Slight bitterness and a nice smooth finish to it.
ChainGangGuy (4507) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, amber body with a smallish, whitish head.
Smell: Nose of pale malts, grassy Saaz hops, and fine fruity notes.
Taste: Customary pale maltiness with a pinch of sugar sweetness. Pleasant fruitiness displaying flavors of apricot and even a bit of melon. Saaz hops bring a spicy taste of lemongrass as well as a mild, slight bitterness. Short, bittersweet, but crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A tasty, well-balanced, highly drinkable pale ale utilizing Saaz hops instead of the standard American hop profile. I can dig it. This one stands to lose much of its subtle charm due to lack of freshness, so, provided you can find a fresh sample, I rather recommend it.
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber-gold with no head. Looks like my bottle went flat. Pleasantly hoppy aroma. Clean tasting with a mild bitter finish. Fairly light, but decently tasty. Even with minimal carbonation, it’s a decent brew when you’re in the mood for something light and hoppy. Would be a good beer to present to your BMC friends to lure them to the dark side...
llcooldave (1161) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured nice... has an aroma of pretzles and hops. Clean malt taste with a pleasing slightly bitter aftertaste. Overall a nice brew.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Ben. Yellow/orange pour with a fluffy white head that leaves beautiful lacing. Nice hoppy aroma, nothing too overpowering. Super refreshing flavor, this stuff is like the Gatorade of beers. Nothing too outstanding in the flavor, but a nice balance of bitter hoppy bite with some malt and a hint of citrus. Smooth finish that leaves a bit of bready maltiness on the tongue. Great summer day, good thing it’s pretty much one of those out there today.
Andrew196 (1096) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
There is nothing bad about this beer at all. It isnt Real Ale’s finest, but good nonetheless. Very crisp and smooth. Hops transition is smooth as well. This is probably the first time that Saaz hops have entered the state of Texas before being put into beer....thanks Real Ale!!!
TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nice. Little or no aroma at all. Has malt, slightly earthy flavor. Finishes with a slight bite. Good pale ale.
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Fresh fruity hops aroma. Flavour is mellow yeasty and mild caramel malty favoured. Finish is fresh hoppy with a solid malt base. Nice and very well balanced.