polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewery. Aroma is pretty classic pilsner cereal malts with subdued hops and lager yeast. Pale yellow hue with a mostly diminishing white head that left some lace. Lightly sweet and bitter. Light bodied with normal carbonation.
UncleKorm (868) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a hazy pale straw-yellow hue w/ a thin white fully diminishing head. Moderate aromas of malts, lemon, grass, bready yeast, and bright hops. Initial flavor is light faint sweet w/ a crisp moderate bitter finish. Taste follows the nose. Light bodied, lively carbonation, watery mouthfeel, and dry finish.
Dogbrick (8516) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Willoughby PBCCP tasting on 11/17/2013: The beer is a hazy pale yellow color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of herbal hops and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops and toasted malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a grassy hop aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
HisBoyElroy (107) - Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is just ugly. Looks like pee water. Taste is small and off putting. I do not want another.
Beaver (1328) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet, slightly vegetal and butterscothy, malts with noble hops.
The flavor is sweet honey / butterscotch malts with a grassy bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a bit of a mess with DMS and diacetyl.
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale yellow, little to no head. Aroma is hay, wheat, mild malt, a hint of floral and citrus. Flavor is mildly bitter, dough, bread, wheat, followed by some grass and floral flavors. An average pilsner.
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear light yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, cereal, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of butter, DMS.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean, slightly husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Yet another very disappointing brew from Short’s, and the worst of the seven I’ve had so far (but when the best was only a 3.0, that’s not saying too much). Poor malt character, DMS, even some diacetyl, thin, watery, dirty aftertaste...this is pretty hard to enjoy in any way. Total drain pour.
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle in pilsner glass. Pours a straw-yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma is light malts, lemon, grass, bready yeast, and bright hops. Taste follows the nose. Not a particularly impressive beer, but it’s not bad for a pilsener.
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 5/6/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, grape, cracker, bread, floral, grass, herbal, light honey, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, bread, cracker, floral, grass, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a damn nice pilsner style! All around nice balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
jgb9348 (4819) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy straw coloured golden yellow body with a thin, half centimetre tall white head. Aroma of malt, light grassy hops, alcohol, a touch of corn and some light citrus notes. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour with a pungent alcohol and grain flavour, some rather bitter hop and medicinal flavours and a deep hay and barnyardie earthiness near the end. Aftertaste is quite strong, but showing some of the lighter side with some lemon and citrus notes and a very easy drinking (once you get past the bitterness) beer. Overall, a decent pils, but some of the stronger more pungent flavours are a bit off-putting. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s In Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$1.59 sampled at home on the last day of Summer, 21-September-2013.