DocLock (7502) - 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.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honey malts on the nose with crisp grassy aromas. Alpine Spring pours a slightly hazy yellow gold. Honey and fresh baked bread upfront with grassy hops and tangy yeasty finish.
RyanK (152) - Rhode Island, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden with a white foam head that laces the brew, plenty of bubbles as well. Smells strongly of it’s honey malts with some sweet citrus, they combine to kinda smell like sea water. Malts and hops are balanced well from the glass I taste more honey, from the bottle more hops. Brew is well carbonated and prevailing taste is the honey malt. This would be less boring if it wasn’t a lager, which just leaves that bland beer taste as a weak finish.
PorterPounder (5199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - Blairstone & Park - 12 oz bottle. Dark golden pour, sparkling, with a sticky snow white head that leaves some clingy lacing. Aroma is yeasty and fresh with some fresh lake water accents as well. Refreshing flavor with some buttery accents, a hint of yeast, some saffron-like spiciness. Crisp mouthfeel. Pretty solid. Part of their Brewer’s Choice Variety 12-Pack.
wlajwl (3555) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is bread and hops, with this being unfiltered adding a quality to the aroma, not sure how to describe. The flavor is definitely a mix of styles, the pale maltiness of a heller bock, the breadiness of a helles and a medium smoothness of an unfiltered lager. Not sure how to describe this or the other three in the variety pack, all including this were pretty good.
nogov (121) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma certainly is springtime. Citrus, grass , herbs, and lite bread. Pours yellow with slight haze. Taste is crisp with citrus, orange. And mint all making a show. Moderate hops as a counterpoint, but subdued. Refreshing and interesting. Nice carb levels for this style.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with a tiny off white head. Aroma was grass citrus and hops. Flavor was much of the same, citrus grass hops and caramel. Foos
thegreenrooster (3087) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a hazy blonde with a small whtie head. Aroma is grainy malt with a noble hop in the backround. Flavor is more of the grainy malt without the hoppyness in the aroma. I kept thinking blonde ale while drinking this and then come to find its a lager. It’s ok and has a few good points. Deffinatly not up to par with the noble pils though.
chickenflea (314) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow-orange. A medium head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is apricot, bread, and lightly sweet malts. Surprisingly good aroma for a lager. The taste is really beautiful. Not too sweet with grain and floral hops as the primary taste. Nice spicy finish. Would prefer a little dryer finish, but the palate is clean in less than a minute. Texture is very nice. Light body with a creamy finish. Medium-low carbonation. An excellent offering and really rather unique. The closest cousin in the Samuel Adams lineup is the Summer Ale. The summer Ale has the grains of paradise and is more lemony. Both are refreshing and different. I love the unfiltered characteristic in this lager. It’s a hit with me.
anderson01 (201) - Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy in appearance. Has a frothy, white head. It looks like a hefe. Okay lacing. Citrusy aroma. Orange and lemon are noticeable in the taste. Almost a slight grapefruit taste is hidden in there. Sticky texture with normal carbonation. Has a mellow finish. Very sessionable. Liked it.