ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 bottle consumed on 8/27/06.
Very frothy, foamy head, white in color, is retained fairly well atop a light golden colored body with a high clarity and light effervescence. Minimal/no lacing.
Lightly honeyish nose shows well-extracted pale malts, but dosent overwhelm with sweetness, nor is there any cheap corn-like sugariness. Very light hops are soft, floral and very clean, somewhat adding dryness, but the crisp, clean yeast and spring water finish is what really helps cap things off pleasantly. A light touch of straw-like maltiness and a touch of vanilla-cream sugar. Very cleanly brewed. Aroma strength is medium, somewhat cut by a fair amount of wateriness (as in the malts are fairly lean).
But the flavor comes together, being neither too thin/watery or bland/undermalted and yet not smacking of corn/rice/etc...Certainly dosent seem like cheap grains to me. Rather, I’m pretty impressed by the well-extracted honeyish malts that provide substance while drinking and really highlights, in contrast, the crisp, lager-yeast finish with soft, minimal, but somewhat flavorful grassy/floral hops. Carbonation is moderate, providing sufficient drinkability, while the texture has some wateriness, but nothing out-of-place for the style. No sign of alcohol, didnt detect any major brewing flaws.
Bulldog99 (13) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My palette isn’t quite developed enough to describe it correctly but there is a great little aftertaste. Quite average otherwise but the head is gone in seconds but that’s typical of this style I guess.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, light yellow in color, white frothy head, medium lacing, aroma of yeast, nice citrusy, yeasty taste that ends in a subtle dry finish
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 12-ounce threaded bottle. Gold with a foamy white head that disappears. A little herb and citrus on the nose. Very crisp refreshing body; light carbonation and a bit of a tart bite to it at the end. Virtually no finish. Probably pretty nice overall if it’s served ice cold on a hot day, but just a cute little beer otherwise.
berkshirejohn (3972) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
431ml bottle bought in Montreal. Straw coloured with a ring of white head; malty aroma; flavour is also malty and slightly sweet with oak and vanilla notes; there’s a short burst of bitterness floowed by a sweet and sticky finish. A nice blonde style beer.
sseb69 (1363) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille 341 ml. 5%. Couleur jaune paille. Mousse blanche. Arômes de céréales, maïs. En bouche, douce et légère. Goût de malt et un peu de houblon. Assez standard mais facile à boire.
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright pale yellow hue, with a frothy white head, with a floral bouquet of flower hops, pale malt aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp pale malt note, soft lemony accent, leading towards a mild bitterness finish.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle-This pours golden with a diminishing white fizz. Slightly malt fruity nose at first, with honey and citric notes and a bit of grass/flowers. Flavour is lemony sweetness, floral, some grassy flavours towards the finish. Spritzy but clean finish. This is a well made all malt lager, and I’d be happy if I could get it here. All things considered, not bad for the $1.15 I paid for it.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Poured a clear yellow color lager with a nice bubbly head with average retention. Aroma of crisp hops is clearly identifiable and enjoyable. Taste is light and refreshing with a solid malt backbone for the style and fresh crisp hops at the end. Above average for the style and glad I got the chance to try this one fresh.
onomatopee (34) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
En bouteille. Robe blonde dorée, mince collet voire inexistant. Arômes légers de malt et de fruits. En bouche, elle est légèrement pétillante, plutôt aqueuse. Superbe pour un après-midi au soleil mais plutôt décevante pour les amateurs de bière au goût différent.