rougeau13 (2215) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange-golden with a white head and some nice lacing. Aroma of bread, citrus, and flowers. Taste is slightly sweet honey and bready malt with mild citrus flavors and bitterness. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, refreshing, short finishing. Nice spring beer.
wxman (1583) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow gold with an asserive full white head that lingers. Aroma is bread dough with a hint of citrus hops. Rich sweet pale malt and bisquit taste with just enough hoppiness to balance it out. Absolutely refreshing. A warm weather session beer!
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$8,99 at Vine and Bine, Enjoy before June. Slightly hazy golden with a one finger white head, creamy with pretty decent retention. Bready sweet malts up front in the nose, lager yeast, and then some light citrus herbal notes in the back end. Nice yeasty lager notes in the flavor, followed by the malts. Finishes with a little bit of almond, semi-dry, bitterness at a 2, lightly earthy. Low creamy carbonation with a medium body. Pretty balanced, pretty mild on the hop front. I enjoyed this, and could drink loads of this the next couple months. Which reminds me--can’t wait for Noble Pils to come out!
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 (1408) - 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 (3970) - - 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 (1237) - 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.