Goodfella (60) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
good hoppy flavor, nice creamy head, top beer with the long lagering period; big fan of sierra nevada
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004: Pours with a clear yellow body and a big eggshell white head. Head leaves lots of white lacing as it quickly dissipates. Aroma is typical, a bit of malt, mostly hops. Smells clean with a crisp nose. Tastes pretty good, nice hops bit (just like the deScription). Has an astringent quality and soapy character in the finish. Overall, I think Sierra Nevada should stick to brewing delicious ales, but for an American lager this one isn’t half bad.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2004
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
gold color with no head.
bitter dull metalic flavor, not terrible but not that great,tangy bittter finish
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice beer...refreshing, pale and a bit hoppy, clean taste like i expected. overall a bit better than average.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a small head. Taste is mild hops and very crisp. Somewhat light. Citrus aftertaste. Good summer beer.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is a straw gold color with a white head, light carbonation and some residual sticky lace. The aroma is hoppy and grassy. Taste is of hops (grassy) with some background sweetness and a tangy, crisp finish. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with some effervescences.
I tried this same six-pack a few moths ago and really did not like it. It seemed overwhelmingly imbalanced. It seems to have mellowed well.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap: I didn’t think this was one of SN’s better offerings. Decent, but not outstanding, lager. A little chewy on the malt. I would guess this would be good with a brat. Soft mouthfeel.
kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - SEP 2, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sierra has and should do a lot better than this. But i guess seeing how its a lager then expectations can’t be too high. try thier other stuff, its a lot better.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Blind Tiger. Clear light gold color with small head. Aroma is lightly malted and slightly bitter. The taste is fresh light lemon, straw and slightly bitter but all of the flavors are mellowed. Why can;t a lighter beer have any head retention?
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2003- Light golden color. foamy white head. Wheat, Malt, Water in the aroma. Doesn’t look like anything special. Really interesting for a lager... I can’t really identify what it is, it’s almost sour, with a little hop bite. Not bad, a nice lawnmower brew.