Ernest (6162) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium yellow, unfiltered.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain/cereal), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of DMS and soap.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Pretty difficult to enjoy...the nose is rather cereal-ish (think corn feed) and has obvious DMS. There is some hop scent to help a bit, but it’s really pretty clunky/swilly. Rather sour in the mouth without a lot of bitterness, and the aftertaste is not very clean. It’s not quite repulsive, but it’s still quite sad...which is surprising and disappointing considering that it’s apparently bottle conditioned.
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: clean, floral honey, Noble hop , soft golden malt with gentle hints of alcohol. Pleasant nose. 7+
Appearance: traditional clear gold with medium bright white top. Sparse lace shown. 3+
Palate / Taste: medium light bodied. Slight notes of corn, dust with soft golden malt. Soft diacetyl spread.
Ratman197 (9548) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle poured a hazy yellow with a lasting creamy white head. Aroma of straw, bread dough, citrus, spicy hops and light grassiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread dough and spicy hops with a smooth lightly bitter finish.
obguthr (3669) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shitty hay nose, lesser bean notes. Light amber, medium snow white head. Light sweet malt, hay, and bean flavor. A bit weak and not so great.
crossovert (7019) - 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.
SirADNielsen (8949) - 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 (4836) - 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 (5184) - 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.