Barreras (1543) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden yellow with minimal head. Aroma of rose petals and mild sweetness. Taste a little like grains and leaves a mild acidic aftertaste. A mild, light beer from Sam Adams that is nothing unique, yet would be enjoyable on a hot summer day.
fogdoctor (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cold in a pint glass. Pours golden yellow with a moderate head that dissipates quickly with faint lacing. Lots of floral hop aroma and some citrus and resin. Its very much like an IPA but has the body of a Pils. Overall, its a decent beer and I’m kinda shocked that a major brewer took the risk. To hop a mass market beer this aggressively gets them some points in my book.
I’m not sure I would get it again but it was interesting. The thing is that if I want an IPA I would get an IPA. It I want a Pils would get a pils. What makes this one interesting is basically what make its odd to drink.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010 Pitcher at off the wagon. Pour is your standard piss light yellow lager.. But it was pretty dark in the bar. Taste is light floral hops, slight citrus, dry and light. Not horrible but uberly light... Probably the lightest Sam I’ve had. Rerate: I actually like this.. not sure if I had the same stuff originally. Nice sweet grapefruit tang and juicy hop.. good.
MexiFinn (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ummmm... beautiful golden color, nice head, but the taste... not terrible, not great, and this not really a real pilsner-beer either, come on... tastes like a version of their "Boston Lager" with some old crusty orange peels tossed in?!
Chrisco88 (9) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2010 does not count
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Yellow/gold with a small white head.
Aroma: Very minimal aroma, light floral hop notes.
Taste: A bit watery, very light and goes down easy. The grassy aftertaste is a turn-off.
Palate: Blah, very bland and a bit grainy.
Overall: Meh, easy to drink but nothing special in any department, wish the hop flavors weren’t so lingering.
alexanderj (3530) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap; poured a dull gold color with a small white head. Aroma of bread and earth. Soft but solid aroma. Earthy and grassy with a toasted bread backbone. Some yeasty/ must.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear, yellow-gold colored body with a thin, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma definitely has some brighter citrus and very fresh smelling, lightly sweetened pils malts. Some herbal spices, hay, and honey as well. Flavor is a little spicier than the aroma. A nice portrayal of the herbal hoppiness and dry hay. A light grainy sweetness and a touch of honey as well as a brighter, zesty citrus. Finishes dry, clean, and crisp with a light to moderate bitterness that lingers for a good amount of time. Light bodied, very smooth, and easy drinking with a light carbonation. Overall, a really nice new pils from these guys. Light and crisp with a good hop flavor. Not much to complain about here.
GMCC2181 (1588) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from stateline... Crappy looking beer. Looks like miller lite except with a good head. Good aroma of some fruity hops. Taste has a nice smooth bitterness to it. Fruity, a little spicy but with a nice overall bitterness. They use a lager yeast for this??? Anyway...super soft on the palate, easy to drink. Nice session beer. Number 900 for me!
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2010 Draft at Bella Luna. Pours a golden orange color with a foamy white head. Nose is grassy hop notes with a light biscuit note. Palate is light syrup with a nice fizzy palate. Flavor is grassy, straw, spicy, light syrupy note.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a crystal clear light yellow with a white head. Aromas of citrus and pine are followed by a taste that matches with a very tasteful bitter finish. I only bought one, but wouldn’t mind having a sixer of this.