IndianaRed (2392) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden orange with a lasting off white head. Mild hop aroma, light sweet malts and a bit of honey notes as well. Smooth wet palatte. A nice pale lager with some flavor.
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow gold color and extremely cloudy. Rocky beginning head that takes a long time to dissipate. Leaves plenty of ring lace on the glass.
Interesting combination of lighter malts and spicy, cumin-like, hop nose.
Rich body with plentiful carbonation. Well balanced with a clean, mildly sour malt start. The hop bitterness is notable but not overpowering. Lightly creamy. Easy to consume more than one.
jbuskirk (437) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good, flavorful lager. Some honey sweetness in this beer with some modest citrusy hops, also. It’s not very complex, but it’s very balanced and highly enjoyable. This is another solid lager in the Samuel Adams canon.
mstrcrwly (267) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think this used to be the spring ale..it’s an ok brew..can taste the honey along with malts..decent.
HuskerTan (489) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Citrus, herbs, floral.
A- Golden color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Hints of citrus, light spice tones.
P- Slightly sweet and smooth.
O- Very refreshing and surprisingly good. Much better than I was led to believe it would be.
Holtguy (115) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp, bright beer with some piney, floral aroma. Flavor follows this. Quite good for a beer I wasn’t too enthusiastic about before trying. Good spring/summer beer.
harrymel (1500) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best by June, 2012
Pours a hazy golden amber with a finger of white foam that falls to a quilt of the same. Nice frosty lace. Smells of grain, hay, some corn. Not getting the citrus everybody seems to be raving about. The flavor is sweet with grain and grass with a little sweetened lemon zest, and some earthy yeast. Mouthfeel is the best aspect of the beer, slightly heavy with moderate carb combines to a velvety, unobtrusive body. Above average, but not that great.
Serving type: bottle
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (Spring Lager) from Rhythm & Booze, Barton upon Humber. Hazy gold, fluffy tight and lasting white head and gentle condition. Slightly yeasty nose with a touch of spicy hop resins, quite sweet in the mouth with some banana fruitiness, a tingle of bitterness and a pronounced yeastiness, finish is again yeast heavy and sweet with some muted lingering hop resin
ROBC3366 (618) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a half inch of white head. Smell is tangerine, grass, clove, and a touch of honey. Taste follows nose with a big zest of pine and lemon in the finish. Light body with moderate carbonation.
merc7186 (2055) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Mild White Head, Very Minimal Lacing
S: Mild Citrus, Mild Malts
T: Malty, Mild Oranges, Mild Honey
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Light Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Somewhat Watery
Overall, an obvious attempt to appease that masses as it is a light lager with not much going on. I miss the Noble Pils...this beer was average.