smcolw (426) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Powerful wheat aroma, this makes me wonder is this a wheat beer or a pilsener? I also detect a very pleasant floral bouquet of hop. Slight cinnamon and nutmeg.
Straw yellow in hue. Surprisingly small head for a beer that contains wheat; nice steady stream of carbonation.
Soft hop/malt blend at the front of the mouth during tasting. The hop becomes more pronounced as the malt fades--very refreshing. A touch of puckering in the aftertaste. Overall, this is a tasty crisp, clean beer that features a generous amount of hop flavor. The beer is far closer to pilsener lager than a wheat ale.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. A clean yellow beer. Has a small bright white head. The aroma starts with a sweet grassy note. Then a light malt grain that has a spicey hop character lurking in the background. The flavor begins the sweet grassy note again. With a light bite of hops on the back of your tongue. Then the light grain character smooths out the finish.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 Aroma is hoppy for this style, obviously an effect of dry hopping. Very malty, grassy, cereal like aroma. The appearance is crisp, clear, strong carbonation, persistent white head. The flavor is malty sweet, mailnly pale malts, and spicy, earthy hop contribution. The finish is again mainly malts on the palate, little touch of spicy hops. Thin mouthfeel. This isn’t my favorite style, but this actually is ok.
borgination (101) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear yellow with lots of champagne-size bubbles and a white head. Initial flavor is crisp and dry with a stong grassy taste. There is a lightly sour aftertaste. OK beer.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a crystal clear golden amber color with a quick, fizzy, off-white head. Minimal, random dots of lace mark the glass. The aroma is very simple, pale malts and cereal grains met with a touch of floral hopping and a drop of honey. Flavors basically mimic the same. Fresh and crisp grains and lightly sweet malts are well balanced by subtle floral hops, with a decent pils creaminess throughout and hint of peppery spice on the finish. The mouthfeel is a little thin for the style, in addition to being overly carbonated. Nothing fancy here, just a decent, drinkable, straightforward pils.
BillWyce (615) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a pale straw color with little head
and carbonation rising from the bottom
of the glass. yeasty, grassy aroma.
Very light palate. Taste of...not particularly much. A very little lingering
hops note, but very little to describe
502F (999) - Time Out, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into pit glass. Crystal clear golden with some subtle rising carbonation. Nice white head that actually left some lace and lasted decently well. Refreshing light aroma of pale malt with a hint of resinous hops (very slight... the "dry-hopping" they boast about didn’t do much). Flavor is still lite but offers a bit more in the hop department than the aroma - pale malt with some hop bitterness (not much floral, citrus, or pine hop flavor thought). No alcohol on the flavor, very refreshing and drinkable. Light as a feather on the palate and not overly carbonated like macro lagers. Overall: simple, session able, refreshing. Probably the most impressive of its style that I encountered in the Saranac mixed 12 pack I bought (2 bottles of each of their summer release brews). (I gave it a 14 overall just to boost this to a 3.0... I don’t believe it is a 2 point beer, for its style).
Dacrza (409) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Opaque, light "golden" body--effervescent throughout with a thick, pillowy head in a jever pokal... nice lacing as the glass’s contents drain... soft, smooth pilsner malts... surprised at the labels’ "wheat" beer nomenclature--don’t quite see or smell that--soft pings of hops here and there--somewhat complex... crisp, dry palate, reminiscnet of a white wine in some respects... medium-bodied with some ending effervescence... little at the teeth to denote hops, and yet the slightly acidic burn--again, like a lesser wine--curbs and scrapes the end result... I had higher hopes for this pilsner, which straddles the American and European varieties into a muddled result, a pleasantly clean, tastebud-confusing blend...
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2008
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle. Golden color with a medium frothy head and columns of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is skunky and grassy. Tart taste, almost tasting of a tart candy with apple and grassy notes. Not bitterness. As others have said, this is definitely an odd brew.
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw colored with a sour hop aroma. Overall its a pleasant beer but as a pilsener I think it has too much malt and not enough hops compared to the better ones out there.