jeff789 (1401) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden with a thin tan head, aroma of slightly sweet pale malts and grassy noble hops... Flavor follows suit with notes of grassy hops in behind layers of malts, yet the somewhat sweet aroma does not translate... Good easy drinking malty bock beer, not my style of beer...
daknole (8333) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hellbilly. Mostly clear pour, whitish head. Aroma has some honey, hops, light caramel and some yeast. Flavor is a mix of hops and run of the mill malt. Nothing amazing, but very refreshing and smooth.
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Norm’s, 1/18/10
Aroma: The aroma is floral, some bread, some apple, melon, honey, and a bit of spice
Appearance: Pours a clear golden-orange color with a bright, fluffy white head
Flavor: Taste is sweet (apple) up-front followed by a nice, clean hop bitterness
Palate: This beer is really crisp, clean, and refreshing with lively carbonation
This is a nicely made, refreshing springtime beer. A really nice release from Sierra Nevada. I found this one to have just the right amount of sweetness, just the right amount of balance, and a wonderful crisp feel. I look forward to drinking quite a few more of these come warmer months, and this one should definitely stick in the rotation. Really tasty, flavorful, super fresh beer.
DialSquare (2217) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 12oz bottle. Clear yellow pour with a finger or so white head. Aroma is mostly malt with an earthy herbal hop vibe in the background. Clean grainy flavor with dough and slight hint of banana. Light citrus hop and honey finish. Overall a tasty brew in a style I’m not that familiar with (yet).
PorterPounder (5109) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark golden with an initial slight bubbly white head. Aroma is grainy with brief hints of maple syrup. Fresh bock flavor with some warming sweet malty notes with hints of baked bread, white raisins and just a hint of booziness. Mouthfeel is full and thick. Very decent.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a good deal of off white head into a lager glass. Aroma of cheap lager, grassy/nappy, bit yeasty, bready, muted malt sweetness. Overall bready taste with some lemon, faint hop presence, grainy, grassy. Fuzzy smooth mouthfeel with low body and high carbonation. Kinda nappy overall... I found this rather unappealing.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured clear golden yellow, malty, earthy hops, little corn, little citrus, clean dry finish.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange-tang bodied with foamy head and highly carbonated body. Funky, wet-sock aroma eventually dissipates and an intense toasted vienna malt aroma replaces it. Highly toasty and grainy aroma and flavor. In fact, this brew became excessively toasty, with unbalanced, cloying sweet malt drifts. A bold, but uneven, lager.
haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear, golden pour with a nice white head. Malty presence in the aroma. Warm feeling as well. Light, roasted malt flavor with a nice dry finish. Another solid beer from Sierra.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Crystal clear apple juice body with small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, floral, apple, melon, some honey, bread. Taste is medium sweet, bread, grass/spicy, some honey, light alcohol. Light-medium body, light acidity, clean, quite quaffable.