kevd193213 (953) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden pour with a large frothy head. Aroma of lemongrass, yeast and crisp hops. Medium bodied taste with a smooth clean finish.
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Samuel Adams’ Summer Ale in different packaging? If someone had left a cup of lemonade in a patio, during a rainstorm, and then drank it the next day, this is what the beer would taste like. I feel like my soul is bruised from having this beer. And "premium lager" is an oxymoron, by the way.
JohnnyJ (5269) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow amber pour, with a white head. Nice fresh hoppy aroma, flavor is more on the sweet side with bready malt and floral hops. Pretty boring, but easily drinkable.
TomTron (450) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky orange with a thin white head that sticks around. Aromas of citrus, bread, and yeast. Tastes rather close to the aroma but it gets a bit fizzy and the more I drinkit, the sweetness dissipates and begins to get rather bland, kind of odd. Overall not a bad beer as I could throw these back no problem but it’s nothing I’d go out of my way to search for.
odinstyr (698) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear gold with a white head. Smells of dough, herbs. Taste is mildly bitter and sweet, with a note of citrus - a fairly nice balance of malt and hops.
nearbeer (4670) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Murky peach-orange color with a small disc of foam. Aroma is pineapple, caramel, spicy grain and a hint of resin. Flavor is similar, with some added menthol. Near-medium body is a bit too fizzy, but well-balanced and refreshing.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Numerous bottles. Amanda did not like it, but I really did. Hoppy lemon smell and the taste matches it. Gold colored pour. Light, refreshing, everything I want in a lager beer. Bravo.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2013 Re-rate, original rating 02.06.2012. I am not going to edit my original rating body, just noting that this beer is not as good as last year, it could just be me, but I think it lacks much of the depth I remember from last year, seems more Wit-like. I would be surprised if the didn’t change the recipe or have a significant change in the properties of one or more ingredients... Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with a 2 finger, fluffy off white head that has great retntion and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus and light sweet grass hops, cereal grain, lemon, and a little floral honey. Flavor is cereal grain, toast, floral, citrus and spicy hops, a little sweet malt, light bready yeast and sweet hay. Palate is light bodied, creamy and a little chalky on entry has a medium, slightly sharp carbonation and off dry, slightly creamy, slightly chalky finish. Really nice, I really wish more brewers made unfiltered and/or hoppy lagers. The slightly chalky feel sort of sticks to the palate and makes it seem a bit heavier, though.
Finhead (1545) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy, yellow-orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some nice citrus zest. It has a light body with a crisp texture and very lively carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a clean finish.
Holy (837) - GERMANY - FEB 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Whiteman AFB. There was something about Vixens in the description so I couldn’t think about anything else... maybe a Vixen in an Alpine Spring meadow? That’s a nice thought. A vixen, with... big... f l a v o r s? Thats the stuff dreams are made of...