Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden pour...Lasting white head...Spicy hop aroma...Medium body and very smooth...Bit of malts up front with a mild hop finish...Quite good...
boFNjackson (4175) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ the Hop & Vine... Poured clear golden/orange with a fizzy, white head. Aroma of cracker-like malts, passion fruit, and hops. Salty and bready, which balanced the hops. Overall very hoppy for a bock. Still pretty light and refreshing. Clean, creamy finish.
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured poured clear gold color with a good sized foamy white head with long duration and good lacing. Nose of light caramel malts and floral hops. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel and pleasant carbonation. The flavor is mild but tasty and the finish lightly bitter. Not a complicated beer, but very easy to drink.
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 19, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle from a friend. Pours a darker than average lager color with a very small head. Aroma is bready with a hint of corn. Very meager flavor. Can’t name one quality about it. Decent mouth feel with mild carbonation. Very inoffensive lager.
3fourths (8236) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft. clear honey, small white ring. nose is semi-sweet honeysuckle and hay. moderately sweet, medium to light body, little fizzy. twangy extract syrup throughout, under-attenuated and syrupy, both otherwise inoffensive
Tmoney99 (11088) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 2010. Poured clear golden color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate floral hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
jeff789 (1408) - 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 (9443) - 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 (4094) - 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 (2917) - Columbus, Ohio, 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).