MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - OCT 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml swing-top. Poured hazy golden orange with an averaged sized, sticky foamy, off-white head which was most lasting. A fruity hop aroma with floral notes; sweet biscuity malts, caramel, overripe kiwifruit, canned pineapple and peaches. Flavor was a good spicy hop bitterness with sweet biscuity malts, caramel, hop resins, white pepper, kiwifruit, passionfruit, overripe nectarines and a dry grassy finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry hoppy mouthfeel, slick texture and a long length finish. Extremely well balanced, very moreish – almost seasonable.
Ngejo (735) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Orange, cloudy, rocky head, tan foam, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, & long finish.
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One strange brew, this pours a cloudy, headless murky pale gold. Aroma is nice and malty with a sweetness and some floral hop. Flavor is initial malt and some honey up front (nice), but quickly hits with a bitter/astringent bite mid-sip that lasts through the finish and leaves the throat dry.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Swing-top bottle, Ale House, Chelmsford, SX Bottle Share, 1st December 2015
White lacing. Golden semi-hazy appearance. Aroma is huge spices, some grain, musty sweaty socks. Taste is spices, sweet caramel, malty body, oxidation. Ok but not amazing,
maley1 (1036) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden amber pour with small off white head. Aroma of malts, hops, caramel, slightly floral and grains. Taste of malts, hops, slight caramel, grains and slight citrus. Full bodied, lower carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, crisp hop finish. A little boozy up front but a delicious beer!
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle at home. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Floral nose. Flavors of tropical fruit, hibiscus, and caramel malt. Big, boozy finish.
Mark_Eck (1430) - - JUL 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a light golden color. Aroma and taste are very hoppy and bitter.
ilovedarkbeer (2687) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow color with a soapy white head. Notes of honey, clover, skunky hops, and some cereal grains. Medium weight mouthfeel with a long, sweet finish.
Jabah (336) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s hard to rate this beer a 9 or 10 overall, based on pilsners not having much aroma and appearance. With that said, this is probably a very high 8....say an 8.8. One of the most crisp beers that I’ve had. Seems pretty light, but has a nice alcohol content and will fill you up. You can really taste the malt in this one. Has a pale yellow appearance, with a very light white head. I try not to spend this kind of money too often for high priced beers, but this is worth the price....well, almost. A luxury beer for sure.
trith1 (53) - - MAR 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Look, I'm all about ales, lager just ain't my thing. That might be why this is getting a higher rating than usual, I will admit.
Hoppy and thick through the nose; a clean, yet golden haze on sight. The head was thick initially but faded too quickly (bottle poured), yet whilst there it held a lovely citrus, hinting on something sweet, like a light caramel. The palate carried those hops through and this is where the malt character drove its way home. "Hedonistic"** is how those Rogues described it, but the malt had a tingle and bite that draws away from the pleasure (hey, don't get me wrong, I love a tough IBU to chew through), but it had interest and tang and a freshness that made this "Aleman" turn his head and say "hot damn". It still had a lot of lager essentials (that Yeastie flavour, that bites and kicks back, but it just turned its nose to all the bad, and gave a good nod to what I hope is a new world of the lighter, simpler style).
Best Lager I've had, by far. How "true to form" it is... I can't say. But if you're of my opinion, and steer clear of Lagers, find this. Thank the Rogue guys later.
**Hedonism: maximization of pleasure over pain.
AgentAle (1403) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is clove, honey, yeast, and light caramel. Taste is a somewhat rich roasty malt body met with a fairly deep hop profile. Appearance is a clear gold/orange with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.