GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 Short: World class pilsner of the gods
Origin: Texas Liquor Carlsbad Sample: 3x12oz Glass: Russian River Nonic Pint Price: $16/4 pack Date: 1/22/14
Long: Thankfully these are now in cans- also thankfully found refrigerated at Texas Liquor. Beautiful pour into the glass grants you with a massive, rocky, white head with sheen hop oil retention. Perfect sheers of lacing. Nose is ridiculous inviting biscuit, orange marmalade, fresh southern sourdough biscuit, flashes of jam and yellow spiced apple. Taste is quite hoppy with perfect malt biscuit backbone- sharp Victory style Prima Pils aggressive bite with a softer finish. Calcium and chalk finale is secondary to a long, lactic finish with huge grassy hop power. Extremely quenching and sessionable, almost begging to be devoured in 4-5 sips. Absolutely outstanding for all lager lovers out there. Wow- if your name is ryan, MrChopin, 3fourths you need to try this beer. Sweet, sweet Jesus. Even if it is stupid expensive, I am going back for more right now.
Flaws: Too expensive at $16 per 4-pack :0
Remedy: Hype this baby up, get this brewery into the limelight
Skill Level: Heater Allen, Victory, Koutska
caesar (6486) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Firma Bier, cluster & cascade, large sample. Hazy golden color, medium frothy head. Aroma of grainy malt, soft spicy, grassy hoppiness, slight fruity. Medium bitter in taste, crisp, citrus, grapefruit, cereals, some sweetness. It has the crisp cleanliness of a lager, but the citrussy power of an IPA. Seems like an IPL to me.
Strykzone (6560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. A big, alost gushing head. The beer is clear golden. The head falls into a mesa. The aroma is gentle sweet fruit. This is bitter. Grapefruit bitterness and the flavor brings that, too. More citrus and some tropical fruit. Caramel and pale malts. Well, hoppy lager seems to apply and it is delicious. It could easily pass for an IPA.
DWL_Puavo (3) - FINLAND - FEB 24, 2016 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent lager beer with grassy aroma with a bit of pine. Quite mildly hopped compared to most american craft lagers / pils’s, but very balanced hop profile. I suppose my can wasn’t so fresh as aroma isn’t powerful or fresh even when just poured to glass. There’s quite a good amount of bitterness but not mouth-drying levels. Quite small head that vanishes quickly. Good quality lager but nothing so special that would stand out.
olio (9007) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml can.
Pours clear pale golden color with a large white head. Grassy aroma with mild hops, faint pine and some toffee. Flavor is quite simple with hay and very mild orange notes, slightly grainy, hops are faint. Carbonation is strong, bitter grassy finish. Below average Pilsener, very disappointing.
jamestulloch (3294) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Vino Wines. Hazy bronze body with a medium white head. Low carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of chalky malt, grass and orange pith. Flavour of astringent hops and lemon zest - surprisingly bitter. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily mouthfeel. Light fizz. Astringent, almost sour tasting.
George999 (349) - Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the cam the poor is clear golden hue yellow with a soft bubbly white head, the aroma is a crisp lager and hints of apple, the taste is malty, there are notes of sweetness almost like a little molasses, the finish is lager and the mouthfeel is medium
leaparsons (9677) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Cloudy golden with an off white foam. Grassy and herbal with low pine. Light orange and lemon with grapefruit rind. Good lager.
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Slightly hazy light orange pour with a white pillowy head. Citrus and grassy hops behind a nice cracker base. Very good pils. Clean crisp palate.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can split with my wife. Pours a hazed gold with a medium to large white head. Smells of sweet grain and wheat. Medium bodied, sweet and grainy. Bitter with a touch of crackers into the finish.
Atom (2113) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours a huge white head, beer itself as it settles is a pale golden/orange. Nice light citrus hop, mildly grassy, slight yeast, with a pleasant malt base. There is a very woody earthiness to the grain and malt, followed by curry and grassy hops with a grassy bitterness until the end where it meets bready yeast. Pretty tasty!!