The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kinda dreary. Looks like piss. Is this as good as a pale lager can get? In which case there’s no need to bother until Mikkeller do one.
mkgrenwel (498) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Clear yellow pour, a touch orange. Basically no head. Aroma is pretty skunky and doughy. Flavor is crisp and pretty clean. I just never like this malt flavor in such light beers. Whether there’s corn in there or not, that’s all I taste. Other than the skunk, which I can’t really blame the brewer for in this case, there’s no real off flavors. I guess this is about as cleanly as you can pull the style off. Even so, maybe it could offer something more than this. Just a slight wash of hops in the back for balance, just enough to clean the malt off the tongue in the finish, but not enough to really enjoy. I don’t care for the style, but I think it can still be done better than this.
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber pours a lively light gold with a full head. Aromas of straw some light grass a bit of light bread and some carmel malt. Flavor is lightly sweet with almost some sour at the end. Body is medium and finish is lightly sour but abrupt and clean.
craftycarl21 (2073) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clar gold with a beautiful frothy white head that is lasting quite nicely. Nose holds nice touches of lemon zest, orange, grass, a touch of wheaty grain. Clean, refreshing flavor with much of the same hop character and light caramel malt balance. Refreshing, definitely one of the best pale lagers out there.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pours light gold, medium fluffy white head. Aroma is big grass and cracker grains. Flavor is pretty straight forward. Grass, hay, crackers, thin floral hops in the finish. Pretty easygoing stuff.
BoostIPA (967) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Billicus! Thanks bro! Pours a clear straw color with a huge frothy head that fades into a ring quite quickly. Smells of noble type hops, with some straw and fruit character. Taste is actually quite good... almost makes me want to reconsider the pale lager style... well at least the good ones. Would buy again if it were available around my parts, but sadly I haven’t seen it. Solid beer.
vipinvelp (1611) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow clear poor, small foam. Shallow taste, not bitter. Drinks down smoothly, no long lasting taste.
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Billicus (285) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma, not much sorry some malt hops
Color, nice amber hue strong white head
Taste, forward hop nicely played off maltness, smotth backend
overall, pretty clean desent beer
prawlie (998) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
550 mL bottle from Beers of Europe into a pint glass. Foamy head over a lightly gassy golden beer. Decent malt/hop aroma for a lager. A lot malt, but unusually fruity for a lager, quite tasty. Reasonable lager.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours a yellow brew with a thin fizzy white head. Scent is sweet malts and butter. Taste is malts, straw and corn.