crossovert (5692) - Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml returnable bottle. 08.09.2012. Technically it is a Riedenburger beer.
It pours a clear golden with a semi fizzy/foamy white head.
The smell is pretty fragrant. It isn’t always that you get imports to smell this much. It has a lot of grassy noble hops, some honeylike malt, and more grain, bready malt. Pretty standard.
This is a typical Riedenburger beer in the flavor. Slight tartness, grainy, a lot of undefinable sweetness. Carbonation is nice. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the Spezial form Riedenburger just repackaged.
Overall just a really standard helles.
adnielsen (7595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Just showed up in Colorado and looks pretty interesting. Here goes... Pours a hazy, golden yellow appearance with a big white head. Pretty tame, lightly grassy/floral hoppy, light pils/pale malty aroma. Light, crisp, a touch grainy, pils/pale malty, straw flavor. Pretty boring but I can’t find any faults in it.
Strykzone (4219) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml. bottle. Light haze in this golden beer. Plenty of carbonation floats up. A thick white head that leaves light lacing. The nose is malt, grain, and soft European hops. The taste is a bit bready with a hint of sharp hops that provide a biting bitterness. A bit of fruit and yeast are noted. Some cereal and grass, too. A decent session beer.
PatioCO (6) - Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This brings me back. This is the quintessential Bavarian Lager. Living in Europe for how long and getting so bored with most German beers, this one stands out as really bringing the Quality back.
emquam (3) - - DEC 7, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grainy malt character, with smooth grassy butter in the mouth. The hops give it a balanced bitter-lemon cleanliness that lasts through to the end. Finish is refreshing and slightly vanilla, leading to a long hoppy, malty but clean aftertaste.
TheBeerGod (4910) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden bodied with a short, foamy white head. Aroma is malty and sweet with cereal grains and corn notes. Taste is slightly grassy with more sweet malt, grains and corn notes. Body is light-medium with a fizzy, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more grains, soft grassy notes, light honey, corn and sweet malt.
thegreenrooster (2982) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is malty and corn sugar sweet. Flavor is is mostly heavy sweet malts with some wet paper bag and mineral water. Not real good.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Half liter bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin fizzy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of grain and corn with a bit of nuttiness and a little bit grassy. The taste is pale grainy malts with herbal, grassy hops and a slight sweetness in the finish. Thin and watery.
jcweaver (748) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is bready with a hint of earthy hops. Flavor is malty sweet with a hint of grassy hops. Not bad, but not a lot going on.
pivnizub (8388) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bügelverschlußflasche (courtesy of joss!): Hazy, lots of floaties visible, rather stable small white head, moderate honeyish-malty nose with a light hoppy background; light to moderate sweetish-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied, quite soft; short and light bitter-sweet finish. O.K., but a bit lame.....