wxman (1414) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a bright pale golden in color with a fluffy white pilsner-type head that laces to the glass. Aroma is all hop spiciness; pine oil and mown grass. Rich sweet pale malt flavor with mild hop bitterness arriving at the end. Well balanced and refreshing. Hops are more present than in a Czech representation, but very good none-the-less.
Bonster (180) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 Bottle from a friend. Pours a clear gold with lively carbonation. The small white head quickly recedes. Earthy and citrus hop aroma with pilsner malt. Similar taste, pils, citrus, and grassy notes. Less bitter than I expected, it’s actually very smooth and crisp. Mild and refreshing. This one is definitely an easy drinker, i could down quite a few on a warm day, or a cold day, or a Tuesday for that matter.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2011 Light juicy grapefruit aroma with a matched dryness. Strong fizzy head, fell to nearly absent. Pretty light, more citrus hops and a dry cottony finish. 042511 Get more of a juicy body, snappy and fresh, great gulper.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden pour with a nice lasting white head of foam...Hoppy aroma...Clean hoppy flavor with a mildly bitter finish...Crisp and refreshing brew...
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2010 Rerate- Tap at Alexus Steakhouse. Pours a nice clear straw golden with a frothy white head- some lace. Aroma is earthy spicy hops, light grass- fresh very light delicate malts, toast and bready- especially as it warms up. Warming it a bit from its tap serving temp also allows the flavor to open up considerably- fresh zesty herbal and floral hops- nice spicy kick and bready crisp pils malts- refreshing clean and just an awesome thing to see on tap in an otherwise lackluster lineup of taps at the bar. I hope to keep seeing this for a while.
12 oz bottle. Pours with a copper body with a thin head even when poured hard. Aroma is nice fresh cut grassy hops, bready malts, spicy herbal hops and a bit of slick biscuit malt that throws it off a bit. Flavor is sweet slick biscuit and bready malts, a bit too sweet, mineral bitter grassy and floral hops, clean chalky pez, toasted malts, grassy orange zesty hops, and a clean finish. Ok.
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I guess I expected something else. It does taste very similar to the bohemian pilsner I drank a couple nights ago. That’s not really a good thing. I expected a fresher tasting pils, but this is just kinda watery and bland. Nose shows some very green (maybe overly so) "noble" hops and little else. Flavor has a watered down hop character, cereal, and a medium bitter finish. I wish I didn’t buy a whole 6 pack. Silly Sam.
zathrus13 (1713) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours yellow/gold, with a white head. Aroma is grass and hops. Flavor is grass, hops, and spices. Medium body, heavier than I would like.
Overall, decent, but a bit too heavy and not quite crisp enough.
legion242 (2167) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not being a hophead, I was pleasently suprised by this one. Wonderful nose that is of wet hops. On the palate I get just the right amount of dryness, citrus and a hint of malt. All balanced very, very well.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a golden yellow and clear with small white head, the aromas are of pale malts,hops, and citrus, taste is of the same with a crisp clean refreshingly light dry finish and is stated on the bottle to be made with all five noble hops I have to tip my hat to the crew at Sams very nicely done
HOOTER (4) - , Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2010 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold and clear with a thick pillowy white head that fades quickly and leaves a fair amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. Mouthfeel is crisp and lively with some dryness in the finish. Aroma and flavor is mildy floral and balanced but somewhat typical. Overall a refreshing beer but not unique or special enough to purchase again.