degbert (1621) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark gold-orange with a high, fine-grained, cream-colored head. Nose is herbal and floral, but also has a vanilla-like note. A lot of toffee-like sweetness on the open, with hops citrus and some bitterness on the midpalate. More citrus on the close, and a very pleasant smooth, rich mouthfeel. Not a lot of carbonation. Quite nice.
beertholomeus (1616) - California, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange amber color with a white head. Hop, citrus, pine malt and biscuit aroma. Hop, citrus, pine, biscuit, caramel and malt flavors. Medium light body and mild bitterness. Citrus and malt finish.
Zeswaft (1614) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly tropical citrus and pine hop aroma. Flavor is remarkably rich and hoppy. Tangy tropical hops. Well rounded flavor from start to finish. Must be the lagering. My only complaint is that it is a bit cloying and full bodied for a 5% offering. Tasty but not all that refreshing.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light amber with medium whit head. Caramel and hop aromas. Similar flavors with grain at the end.
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light orange with white head. Smells fruity. Tastes very fruity with a lagerish finish. It’s a a nice transition beer for lager lovers to ale lovers, and vice versa. Good.
RedSox2004 (1590) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold with a generous bright white head. Grassy hops aromas supported by a solid bready malt base. Herbal and earthy grass hops taste followed quickly by doughy bread, with nice peppery highlights. Light body, lively carbonation, pillowy soft mouthfeel and a crisp clean finish.
GMCC2181 (1583) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via Wolf! Reddish pour, decent little head. Nice pine aroma. Taste follows the nose... Lots pine, pineneedles, light grass. Little sweet in the after taste.. Hoppy.... Medium body, crisp. Pretty good lager beer
Finhead (1562) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2013 Clear, deep gold with a white head. The malty aroma has some bread and cereal notes. The light body has an oily texture with lively carbonation. It has a mildly bitter taste with a dry finish.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/7/13 notes: bottle, part of sampler. Pours brilliantly clear and gold-orange with a pearl white head. Tangerine, lime, green peppercorn and underripe grapefruit pith on nose, very nice. Flavor is tropical hop oils that recede quickly into a biscuity and light malt middle. Finish is short, hardly bitter with a bit of champagne mustiness. Mouthfeel is dry, crisp. Gosh, I can imagine a bunch of these going down on a hot day. Pretty straightforward tropical stuff here with an earthy lager yeast, but it works just fine for what it is.
lamas (1536) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Enjoy before: 07/13. A clear copper pour with a thick and fluffy antique white head that leaves rings of lacing behind. The subdued aroma features some caramel, a bready maltiness, hints of rye, pine, citrus rinds, and some grapefruits. Thin to medium-bodied. Caramel and some sizable bready qualities start things off taste-wise. Cereal grains and some spiciness in the middle. Zesty rinds and some bitter grapefruits at the end. Kinda stale. Wet cardboard qualities abound. This was much more enjoyable when it was fresh.