queenholly (1830) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Very light fruity malt aroma, and a light cider vinegar aroma developed as it warmed. Hazy orange with a large ivory head. Vegetal malt, grassy astringent hops, and light spice flavor. Light body, soft carbonation.
AirForceHops (1846) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5 oz. taster @ R.I. Brewfest 2 February 2013. And a 12oz. bottle, price of $2.49 @ Nikki’s Liquors, Providence, R.I. Color is a nearly clear orange with ample carbonation. Gives a nice tingle on the tongue. Nose has that distinct German hop and malt aroma. My lager glass had lots of spider web lacing as I drank. Flavor is on the lines of a classic Marzen, nice and malty sweetness throughout, but dominated by a sharp bitterness of a European hop variety. Lighter in body. I enjoyed a lot from the tap and the bottle was nearly as good.
auerbrau (2946) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Lightly Munich-y aroma, with some coarse grain and cooked sugar. Out of the gate, this pushes some crystalline, crackling sugar, a bit of bitterness and some alcohol. The sweetness isn’t overbearing, but there’s some gummy, estery yeast strength, lacking a cool, clean, crisp lager quality. Otherwise, the sugar profile is pretty decent and expressive, but the bitterness on the backend is a bit off-putting and too much.
colinize (313) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First rating? Served at GABF 2012. Very light gold thick head malty aroma not bad but not great balanced.