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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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There is an old familiar saying in the wine business: "It takes a lot of great beer to make great wine!" Winemakers, cellar workers, and grape pickers alike rarely (if ever) reach for a nice big glass of red wine in the middle of harvest. Wine is quite delicious, but not very refreshing on a hot summer day. The beverage of choice during harvest is BEER! Ice-cold, refreshing and thirst-quenching BEER! The beer in this bottle is a toast to our winemaking friends who work around the clock during harvest to make world-class wine right here in our own back yard! Cheers!

AdamJackson's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Acquired in a So-Cal trade. Bottled 8/30/12 (9ish days ago). Enjoyed in a tulip at fridge temperature.

A - Nice fluffy 1 finger off white head. Fades to nothing after a minute or so. Sort of a cloudy tangerine color.

S - Very yeasty breadiness on the nose with light Simcoe and some piney notes. Some degree of citrus.

T - Mild bitterness up front followed by a muted light hopped Simcoe and Amarillo hops. Sort of a bready yeasty taste with honey and orange peels at the finish.

M - Light body, heavy carbonation.

O - This is a drinkable beer. For an equal effort, I can get Pliny so I’ll stick to that.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadWhiteShark (4) - - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
VERY nice pleasing aroma, not subtle but not overpowering. bubblegum and vanilla smells! Appearance is the definition of a pilsener - golden and bubbly! Nice taste, very refreshing. Mouthfeel is a little biting, not extremely pleasant - not bad obviously. Quality beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle shared at Stevo’s Pre-GABF Tasting (Denver, CO). Pours a lively lemony golden hue, bright and fiery with some decent haze. Frothy whitish head atop with nice ringer, laces ok. Aromas are distinctly tart and fruity, firmer pineapple juice with touches of straw, bread, gentle dough. Lively green apple, some richer citrus and pineapple juice. Gentle dryness, subtle yeastiness and spice. Initial is a bit dry and mellow, touches of gentle bitterness, a bit metallic with subtle tropical fruit, bread and gentle citrus. Pear, apple, some cobwebs. Straw, gentle hay and mellow spiciness. Backend is dry, light with just a subtle bitterness, earth, gentle floral and faint spice. Dry bread, some faint soap, touch of lilac and tropical fruit. Quite crushable, a bit mellow and soft on the backend. I could certainly drink a lot. The hop character is pretty nice overall, bitter and dry on the backend but lacking character. Touches of gentle tropical wafts, bubblegum and dry bitter quality. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2014
At Stephen’s 2nd annual Great American Beer Festival Tasting on 10/1/14. Pours gold with some bubbles. Aroma is nice soft hops, delicate pils malt, so drinkable. Taste is awesome dry, soft pils malt and nice fruity mosaic-like hop notes. I would love to session this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cory (334) - , California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle. Fresh hoppy aroma tropical fruit, mango and lemons. Smells great and nice light body with a dry finish. This goes down very easy, I wish it came in a bigger bottle. There is something to be said about having a beer with high drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
session pale ale may be the closest. this is the kind of beer that keeps me appreciating subtlety, as much as i love big beers. at first the aroma seemed uninspired, but the nutty, slightly floral, slightly sweet taste above the light and refreshing body was nice right away. and a couple degrees later, the aroma followed suit. it’s a very light, but very interesting beer. i appreciate what they were going for and will get it again if it becomes more readily available."

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drainpour (17) - Santa Rosa, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Don’t think I would classify 2o14’s as a pilsner, and I like that. More like a hoppy session ipa. Supreme nose, appropriately bitter and a small.dose of mAlt. Very good indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at home, courtesy of Felipe. Thanks man! Pour is clear golden with a big white head and sticky lacing. Lemony, orange peel, grapefruit, grassy, biscuit, light straw, floral, and dough aroma. Taste is lemony, orange peel, light grapefruit, grass, straw, light weed, and minerals with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Solid beer, although I don’t know how much of a pilsener it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
popway (55) - California, USA - SEP 11, 2014
I really enjoyed this on an early Fall evening. Light and refreshing hop profile. Lovely scent, fronthy head on the pour. Light brown color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle: Clear, light golden honey. Light head and no lace. Very lifted fresh pine, tropical hops. Clean. Hoppy. Dry, fresh palate. Not sour but with moderate bitterness. A west coast pilsener. Clean. Light to medium weight. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1022) - Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Clear orange with a foam that doesn’t last, but is attractive none the less. This is listed as a Pilsener however, it is definitely not your typical lagert. Russian River calls it a session ale. Smells, tastes, and finishes closer to an IPA. Citrus, hay, and mild bitterness. Finishes well too. There is NO wine in this beer.

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