BelgianBeerGal (3197) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dinner draft at the brewery in a footed pilsner glass. Cloudy yellow with a foamy white head and sticky lacing. Slightly sweet aroma with some yeast. Fantastic flavor with some lingering bitterness. That was tasty and refreshing after a bike commute.
Kinz (3293) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Red Rock in SLC. Poured a lightly hazy gold, nice head. Aroma was crockery malts and notes of hay hops. Flavor was a dead on match. Really great pils malt flavor here, the hops balanced well. One of the best examples I’ve ever had of the style. I guess that perhaps at times it isn’t all bad to be kept at 3.2 beer - some real mastery can take place when you have some constraints on occasion.
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at the downtown brewpub. The aroma is sweet pilsner malts, spicy, herbal hops. The flavor is fantastic, grainy, sweet pilsner malts, lemon, spicy, herbal hop notes. The bitterness lingers for a bit, clean and well made. Glad I tried this one.
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a hazy yellow golden color with a white head. Has a fruity grassy floral hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grainy grassy hoppy spicy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy grassy hoppy finish.
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2013. Recommended by MJ. Pours a hazy golden appearance with a white head. Fairly soapy/floral hoppy, light citrus, somewhat spicy aroma. A bit bready yeasty, light lemon, grassy, herbal hoppy flavor. I got a bit too much soapy/floral notes in the beer for my liking but was glad I tried it.
3fourths (8036) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Draft at GABF 2013, multiple samples. Hazed / cloudy gold body with a fine white head. Wonderful aromatic lemon / spice / pepper / flowers in the nose, very much like Franken zwickelpils, maybe even the best example I’ve found outside of Franconia. Doughy, minerally yeast rounds already soft and savory Pilsner malt while buzzing noble hop acids quench and refresh the palate. Fluffy and soft carbonation, slightly egg-y but not overly sulfuric. Lovely in every way. I drank about eight 1oz pours of this first thing when I arrived and had a few more for last call at the end of the night.
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. The beer is a hazy yellow color with a medium foamy white head and small patches of lacing. Aroma of citrus and wheat. Light-bodied with flavors of lemon, wheat and biscuit malt. The finish is lightly zesty with a citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear hazy straw thick white head not bad. served at great american beer festival 2012.
Sledutah (4689) - Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub downtown
Appearance: Cloudy straw yellow with a big creamy white head and good lacing
Aroma: Bready, yeast and lemon
Taste: Yeast, biscuity, lemon, fruity and spices
Nice, refreshing and clean.
TAR (2497) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many, many draft samples at 2011 GABF: Whitened blond. Stiff white foam sports a very "natural" bead. Splendid new-mown hay aromatics along with vibrant notes of lilac, sourdough, lemon balm, white cracker, black pepper, and fresh-cut melon. Soft, snug carbonation. Firm in body. Lusciously flavorsome profusion of honeysuckle-imbued hops flood the palate, initially, and are gracefully capped by a coarsely herbal, aniseed-laced bitterness. Hallertau distributes its sumptuous nectar throughout the palate, dovetailing with the flawless and well-textured sourdough malt base. Ongoing peppery and herbaceous hops stimulate the appetite as they scratch the tongue and gorgeously contrast with the juicier and slicker hop oils. The hops deliver a polished lemony tickle of quenching acid in the finish as they remain chock-full of flavor while sassy echoes of bitterness adorn the refined, everlasting malt. An excellent stab at a challenging style to execute. Perhaps for this to become utterly dynamite, I think this could benefit from more mineralic "grip", which would help to enliven these wonderfully flavorsome hops while adding contrast to their immaculate softness.