nuplastikk (3820) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2010 12oz bottle. Filtered orange-yellow. Big fluffy head that fades out into a thin soapy layer after a minute or so. Fresh brewery aroma, doughy with some fresh earthy hops. On the heavier side of light bodied, with some nice doughy character. The SA house yeast, the honeymalt, or whatever kind of shines too heavily, giving it a some fruity ale qualities, taking away some of the crispness that the style generally has. Still an enjoyable beer. Fresh and easy.
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ local chain restaurant. Nose is clean, slight biscuit and citrus, though not really very ’aromatic’ at all. Flavor is light bready sweetness, with a closing slightly citric hop bitterness. Crisp, clean finish. Well-melded flavors throughout of slight malty sweetness and the lightly fruity hoppiness, though all the flavors could do with a little more ’zing’. Highly drinkable. Quite impressive and thirst quenching brew.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2010 Pours a clear bold yellow. Nose is crisp malt, mild citrus, noble and floral hops all melded with a sharp lemon and hints of yeast and fresh grains. Flavor is a biting hop bitterness, crisp clean malt, floral notes, lots of lemon, lemongrass, hints of clove and mild spice. I am a big fan of this beer. This should be made all year round. Finishes clean, crisp, slight lingering hop bitterness. Very well done beer.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle . A golden straw color pour with a two finger faomy white lasting head , good retention leaving jagged lacing down the glass ,medium carbonatin. Aroma is of a solid toasty malt background with a mixture of spicy hops , honey , caramel and biscut . Flavor is lightly sweet up front with hints of citrus and toasted malt grain , piny and spicy hops balance well with the malt backbone, mild bitterness with almost an earthy tone , fruity and spicy with a clean finish , a crisp clean mouthfeel , light body . I only bought one of these but I would deem it sessionable , I could see drinking several of these at one sitting , a smooth enjoyable beer , thanks Sam
Padron4KM (530) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, best before May 2010, poured into a Sam Adams tasting glass.
Golden straw, with a fleeting eggshell white head. Spotty lacing left on the glass.
Bready aroma followed by mild spicy hops.
Flavor is light grain and bread, followed by some spicy floral hoppyness.
Finish is clean and lightly bitter.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sam’s. Grassy/hay, slightly lemony hops. Very bready malt, though light. Much maltier than expected, which is a disappointment, because the hops seem a bit obscured. Very easy to drink, though. Had it while cooking and hardly noticed it.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, clear yellow with tall white foam, fruity lemon crisp aroma, flavors are hoppy and bright with a good bitterness, very nice pils
HonkeyBra (2857) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pourr with white head. big aroma of hops, and clean lager malt. Flavor is strong, dry, leafy hops, and pils malt. Finishes hoppy and malty. Hops dominate this one for a lager. Pretty impressive compared to their former crappy spring beer.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle purchased as part of a variety pack at my local grocery store. This beer is rated in an English pint. SANP pours beautifully with a great lager hue of yellow, a large fluffy white head and little rising bubbles of happiness. The nose is reminiscent of a Kolsch but has a nice citrus and herbal hop aroma. It smells wonderful and refreshing. This beer has a nice soft body with a great Pils taste. I know, I sound like a Sam Adams commercial but this is a really great beer. I’m VERY happy with it. The finish is tasty and contains light grains and grass.
hero12 (180) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a dark golden color with a two finger, white head. Soft, sour nose of citrus/hops. Citrus, almost lemon flavor, would make a great summer beer. Light bodied with an average amount of carbonation. Overall a very enjoyable beer. I can see myself sitting by the lake enjoying a Noble Pils in the sun.