JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Neilís HSC initation. Clear gold color with a thin white head. Crisp and malty aroma with some hop. Malty flavor up front with a crisp hop finish. Very good for the style.
Duhast500 (413) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of the new Beer Loverís Choice 2009.
Poured from a bottle into a small cup.
The color is a yellowish gold with a slight white head.
The smell is pretty citrus with some piney hop flavor.
The taste is a bit crisp and a bit spicey. Some malty pilsner taste. Some nice citrus feel and some hints of sweet malt flavor.
The feel of this beer is light with a medium body
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample tasting at the Del Mar race track. Pours a nice golden hue with a medium white head. Nose is crisp with a nice citrusy tone. Flavors start with a nice hoppiness, a lot more then I expected in a pilsener, then the pilsener malts join nicely with a sweetness to counter the bitterness of the citrus hops. Very nice beer I was pleasantly surprised. This sample got my vote although both were excellent.
pumpmaster (1124) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample tasting at the Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL on 08/01/09. Very good. Both beers could make it.
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample bottle thanks to Joey at CCB. Thanks so much!!! Gold pour. Fluffy white head. Smells like a pils. Grainy, some light hops, grass. Ok I donít like pils. But as far as they go, this one was really ok. Still I wouldnt want to drink it more than once. Flavor is a bit smooth, some hoppiness and boring.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the 8th Annual Music City Brewerís Festival. Clear yellow, white head. Aroma is sweet cereals, grainy, grassy. Taste is grassy hops, grainy cereal. Standard.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2009
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled at the Sam Adams tasting at BlackLick Wine and Spirits. This was clearly the loser here.Smelt musty, I couldnt get past that.Flavor was bitter and slight hoppy.Not for me.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample at Blacklick WIne and Spirits. This smelled like wet socks and tasted like feet. UGH. Sorry. This is one of the worst offerings I have ever tasted from Sam Adams...In our group of about 20 only one person voted for this one...Typical boring pilsener...Which is already saturating the market.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Papago Brewing. Pours a light golden color with a white head. Aroma is malt, touch of hops. Flavor is malt, honey, a touch of hops. Some bitterness in the finish. Nice offering from Sam Adams. Wish they would just release both of the test beers from this contest.
beerbill (3377) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle sampled at Bellport Beer. Pours a clear gold with a thin-moderate white head. Light aroma of malt with some hop notes as well. The flavor is malt with some lightly spicy hops towards the finish. A solid problem-free pils.