Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed from a 22oz bomber in a stemless wine glass. The beer pours a brilliant very light amber color, with a low white head that dissolves quickly. The nose shows initial earthy notes of what is evidently Sterling, followed by a low caramel malt note, and a surprisingly noticeable alcoholic note. The palate is fairly, almost overly, mellow, showing a light malt sweetness that is almost honey-like. Bready malt notes also come through. Carbonation and mouthfeel fine. The finish leaves a lingering low crystal malt sweetness on the palate, but is otherwise fairly crisp and very clean. Overall, a beautiful example of the generally flavorless "premium lager" style. Easily enjoyed and certainly well-brewed.
BadAprilia1000 (260) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a gorgeous golden color with a crisp white head. Aroma is bread, light yeast, and a slightly floral note. Taste is bread, earthy, grass, cereal. Overall very drinkable, not a big beer but the style isn’t supposed to be.
chinchill (1799) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours lright yellow-gold with plenty of rising bubbles. The white head is good sized and durable, slowly fading into a thin top layer. Leaves decent lacing.
Smell: Some off or unattractive notes from Euro hops.
Taste: Better than what the smell hints at, this is a relatively robust and earthy lager. Mildly bitter, lightly hoppy finish and aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate-high amount of spft carbonation. Crisp and smooth.
Overall: Not a strong style and one of the least attractive offerings from Rogue. Undated bottle is probably past its prime.
hockeybeerguy (1953) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Hangar on the wharf. Bottle.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden yellow with a soft carbonation rising into a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some neatly coated looking lacing.
The smell definitely had the German pilsener malts making up the majority of the aroma but still letting in an adequate amount of sweet bread.
The taste was mainly the same with a decent quick crisp sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and pretty good to me.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good premium beer I’d have again.
gschrade (602) - Collinsville, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, bread, floral. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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Niko100 (1978) - Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy straw/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, gain/hay & some hops; Flavor of malt, some yeast, floral hops, and grain: Crisp finish; Pretty good.
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - etched glass - backlog. Pours gold with white head. Nose/taste of grass, yeast and light bready malt. Lighter medium body.
nike (965) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft, golden pour, thick head. Great tasting lager brew, clean crisp brew.
HIGHB4LL (482) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rogue Bar in San Fran on St. Patty’s Day. Appearance: finger white head, gone quickly, clear, straw yellow. Aroma: wheat, roast malt, light yeasty leaves. Palate: soft to flat carbonation, light body. Taste: wheaty sweet throughout. Overall, drinkable, but nothing special.
AgentAle (641) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a grassy somewhat grainy body with someone carbonated body. Taste is a nice is a fairly subtle body with light malt notes and a basic bitterness. A clean grain character on tip with a smooth matching bitterness. Body is a hazy gold with a nice medium lace body thst retains well.
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
10oz on tap at Flipdaddy’s. Clear golden orange color. Nice bigger off-white head. Good thicker splotches of lace, looks pretty damn good. Great texture to it, as well. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lightly soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Great appearance and texture to this, then. Flavor is not that interesting, though. Just some bready, lagery funk. A light macro-like weird thing going on in the flavor, here. Some corn type flavors. Decent ands interesting, but what about this is supposed to be Irish-style? Is it influenced by an Irish macro? Bigger sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Despite the odd flavor, though, it never becomes a pain a drink, and lacks the bite of a macro. Has a near-perfect texture that you only see in craft beers.. Good stuff to try, and a pretty decent, classically tasting lager in the end.