BeerViking (2075) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a hazy light gold, a little grassy hop on the nose, a bit too gassy, golden malty body hidden under an assertive dry grapefruit bitter hoppiness. Like a Nordisch Pils with touches of Pale Ale, it’s drinkable and it won’t frighten the Pils crowd.
harrisoni (12648) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewery in Rossdorf am Forst. Pale gold colour and it’s ok, aroma is not great, but nice mouthfeel and a light beer. Some hop, not great but solid.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2013 Bottle.
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is very light yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, corn starch), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (dough), with a note of lemon juice.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Bleh, not a fan of this at all. About as close to colorless as I’ve seen so far in a Franconian lager. Raw/starchy malt character and honestly the main aromatic is this acrid lemon juice thing...smells like it’s going to be really sour, but it’s only mildly tart. Just comes off as kind of dirty and aimless. Best before August, so freshness shouldn’t be the issue. Another dumper, unfortunately.
Shaney (2429) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hellgelbes Urbräu, minimal trüb mit viel feinporigem Schaum. Blumiges Malz und floraler Hopfen im frischen Aroma. Getreidig-strohiger Beginn, medium lieblich malzig, nur leicht würzig. Der Hopfen setzt verhalten ein, steigert sich aber angenehm. Ein sehr harmonisches und ausgewogenes Landbier mit guter Süffigkeit.
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best by March 2013, consumed in Nov. 2012: Luminous golden. Thick white halo of creamy consistency. Luxuriant perfumey hop aromas of flowers, pepper, lemon, and bright grassiness. Underlying pils malt starches and uncured hay. Light note of dough. Soft carbonation, wonderfully natural in feel. Exuberantly hoppy upfront, with a "green" and juicy zip and lemony twist. Trailing herbal spice is adorned with a clean, lush and snappy pils malt blanket. Sweet and haylike, as well. Ample starchy depth and textures envelop the palate and contrast nicely with the invigorating mineral and lemon interplay. Trace doughiness somewhat mars the brightness in the center, as it lends unnecessary weight. Though a dab of nectar somewhat compensates at it shyly emerges. Assertively peppery and lemon zesty hoppiness comprises the remarkably lean and dry finish, as a mint leaf sparkle highlights the gracefully supportive sweet hay and crackery pils malt. A hopcentric golden lager that calls to mind Spezial Ungespundet in all its lemony and herbal hop expressiveness. Perhaps a tad doughy, but I would happily quaff this all day long.
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2013 multiple fresh bottles. bright fruit nectar hop nose (apricot, orange, gelatin). hoppy, fresh, very clean with a crisp and light body, a toasty hay and dried grass / citrus focused flavor and a light mineral dustiness. frothy, round, full carbonation in the mouth with amazing lightness and leanness to the body as well. zingy and zesty lemon / lemongrass/ grass / citrus flavors lingering late. 4+ level lager.
blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from the barrel. Poured into a ceramic mug with a white head. Pale malts, light flowery notes, and i hint of wood. Clean malty crisp finish. Nice.
EithCubes (4623) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Swing-top by 6.8.12. Light yellow-golden body with a soapy bright white head. Nose sweet with slight, musty noble hops. Extremely soft light body with gentle malt and spicy hops. Alcoholic and floral tones. Simple but very, very easy to drink, would gladly have it again.
Jonb5 (314) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half litre bottle poured into beer krug. Pale colour, cloudy with a medium thick head. Initial strong cork smell gave way to saaz and fruit. Tasted sweet, had a wheaty finish. Had a fairly smooth mouthfull with medium carbonationation. Overall a solid but uncomplex beer which works well on a hot day.
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of oh6gdx - very hazy blond-orange beer with no head retention; aroma of dust, peanuts and hay; medium-bodied with a light bitterness; yeasty and peanutty finish