JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2012
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very much in the Zwickelbier style. Pours a hazy orange-gold, with a nice fluffy-rocky tan head.
Marvelous nose of citrus and fresh baked bread. Delicious malt, honey, and citrus flavors blending in together wonderfully on the palate. It’s not often I say this, but this may be one of the 10 best beers I have ever come across, and believe me, I’ve tried a few!
If you like the Zwickelbier style, you have to try this one, as it is a very fine effort from the Boston Beer Company!
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright golden, lightly cloudy with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of citrus, biscuit, pale malt, mint, chamomile, and lemongrass. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Tastes like a mix of their summer ale and noble pils.
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very lightly hazy golden color w small white head no retention next to no lacing... dry aroma, grassy hop flavor follows suit, medium thin body, not nearly as good as the noble pils....
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2012 Bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Pours a orange-hued golden, hazy and with a gauzy white head and nice lacing. Nose and taste shows sourdough bread, lemon and orange, crisp grassy hops, and some floral notes. Palate is rich and full. Will definitely pick up a sixer or so of this one.
SSSteve (3774) - - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. certainly not the same packaging as the other "small batch" beers. this came in a 6pack. a lightly hazy gold color with a large, fluffy white head. look very similar to noble pils. tangy, limey noble hops with corny, syrupy lager malts in aroma. flavor is big and malty. creamed corn and buttered biscuit flavors with those bright nobles in the finish. creamy and almost medium bodied much to my surprise. while not quite as refreshing as noble pils, this beer has it’s place and i imagine it will be quite high.
halfonit (1164) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden/amber color with a big white head. Aroma is of malts, hops, citrus, moss, slight pine, and some floral notes. Flavor is a little more on the wheat side. Has a slight sweetness after swallowing. I can pick up malts, hops, wheat, barley, floral, and a little lemon peel. Leaves a bitter sweet finish. It’s actually kind of refreshing.
denzo45 (40) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I looked at this beer as a Golden Cream Ale. Very creamy, smooth, and sweet. I get a lot of honey flavor and a nice addition of citrusy flavor from the hops.
drowland (6068) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/10/12. 12oz bottle thanks to PorterPounder! Slightly hazy orange pour with a nice barely off-white head that cuts in half but laces quite a bit. Relatively nice aroma of pale malts, hay, grass, and light cream. Even nicer flavor with pale malts, hay, grass, cream, and a very nice citrus bite as well. I kinda dig it!
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pour. hazy light orange with a medium white head. retention, no. lacing, ok. aroma is blah; apricot and orange, earthy hops and grain. taste follows suit. lackluster.. easy to drink and ok but it doesn’t leave you wanting another at the end of your glass. your uncle will probably think this is a great beer.
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2012 6er from Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours hazy canary with off-white clingy head and a lot of carbonation. Nose is huge floral and noble hops, pale malt. Tastes noble hoppy, with the Tettnang jumping juicily onto the taste buds, and a crisp, floral and fruity finish. This one is very good.
11-Jan-2012. Kicking this down a bit, as the retasting didn’t give me the same level of greatness.