TAR (2518) - 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 (8554) - 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 (6869) - San Diego, California, 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 (5215) - 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 (429) - 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 (10377) - 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
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) pours a clear yellow colour with a frothy white head. aroma of straw, floral hops, with a light hint of lemons, slightly musty. flavour is mostly the same, with lots of chewy malts and a slightly astringent bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Bamberg. Pours cloudy yellow with a creamy white head and lacings. Very malty nose. Straw, fruit and crackers. Flavor is grass and buiscuit. Dry and hoppy end. Smooth with a medium carbonation. Nice.
zonmei (36) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours like cream soda. Light fluffy head that doesn’t last. Drinks well, very smooth. 0.5l from a bottle.
Koelschtrinker (12453) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Schmeckt recht dünn und fad, erst im Nachgeschmack fällt es geschmacklich auf, vornehmlich durch eine gut dosierte Herbe und einen hopfigen Beigeschmack. Vorher schmeckt es süßlich, wie schon gesagt recht flach.
Die Bügelflasche ist zwar schön gestaltet, das Etikett wirkt allerdings ein wenig deplaziert.
Test vom 8.10.2005, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 6,7,8,8,8,8 - 7,65