fmccormi (21) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Straight pour from 16oz can to full-size tulip / imperial pint, best by date of October 12, 2011 printed on underside of the can (BEST BEFORE 12OCT11)
Appearance (4/5): Gorgeous orange-gold color, slightly hazy, with a solid three fingers of bone-white head, leaving some thick lacing on the side.
Smell (7/10): Some moderately sweet pale malts up front, with mild, grassy hops behind it. To be fair, this can is a bit old, so the hops have worn off a bit, but I actually like it in the place it’s at now—hop presence mild to moderate.
Taste (8/10): Bitter grassy hops first, followed by a light, sweet malt base. Light as day, nothing dark or thick about it whatsoever. Malt profile is light and crisp, and the hops actually become a bit more pronounced as you go. Very tasty, nice and crisp (zing).
Mouthfeel (4/5): Smooth, light and dry. Quenching, the dry finish begs for another sip.
Overall (16/20): This is good. Real nice and solid, this is a good pilsner that’s exactly what I want a pilsner to be. That said, it’s not exactly rocketing into my top 10, but if I’m looking for a pilsner you can bet I’ll be coming back to this one. Good job, Sixpoint!
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml can - thanks Mike (spinrsx). Pale golden yellow with voluminous white head that leaves lacing down the pint glass. Some stale caramel and grains, malts, not much else. Sweet, surprisingly low carbonation on the palate considering the pour, bit of nice dryness and hops at the end. Ok.
Bif (1300) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can- Pours a nice golden color, quite clear with a decent head and some lacing. Mild aroma, Herbal with some fresh grain. Has an initial crispness with a subtle bitterness thoughout and a touch of malt sweetness. Has a dry finish. Fairly moderate body, crisp, clean and refreshing. Did I mention Crisp? Excellent balance. Maintains that crisp feel though to the end. Excellent beer, an easy drinker. Hell of a lot more than I ever expected from a can of beer. I guess I’ll check to see what else Sixpoint has to offer.
Cuso (3807) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from coldbrewky, many thanks. Golden color with nice huge white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of hops, red fruits, grain. Taste, surprisingly fruity, with grapefruit, hints of honey and pines, bitter hops, honey, some spices. Nice long bitter finish. Good, refreshing beer.
stangger (582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Iron Abbey Sixpoint beer dinner. Notes only. Pear, apple... light and crisp. Light body, mild hop aftertaste.
GT2 (7884) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can. Pours a glowing, clear light gold with a healthy, white head. Spotty lace. Nose is a little buttery with sugary dried pineapple. Taste is lightly metallic and suddy with sugar presence and melon fruitiness. Very fruity rather than doughy, grassy bitter. Palate is a just a little too thick to be sessionable for me- honey and sugar. Technically, fruitiness in lager is a flaw; but I can see why this may appeal so some people as a cross-over beer of sorts from Bud Light to something like Victory Summer Love.
Earlier Rating: 1/22/2011 Total Score: 2.3
Tap at Pacific Standard in NYC. Pours a clear, deeper yellow with a
fizzy, temporary white head. No retention and lace. Aroma is pretty poor: fusel, adjunct reminiscent with slight homebrew brewing flaws: old apples, esters, autolyzed yeast off character. Taste is metallic, soapy hoppy, suddy, maybe Saaz hoppy. Non offensive. Body has some booziness and maraschino cherries. But the incredibly dry and suddy mouthfeel is distracting.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a tallboy can into a Mikasa pilsener glass. Picked the can up at Connecticut Avenue Liquors in DC.
Pours a very clear moderate golden color with a huge white head and tons of sticky lacing as it goes down. Thin cap throughout. The nose brings some lightly-sweet grain and bread notes plus some floral and herbal hops. The flavor is a bit hoppy with mild sweetness. Good balance between grain and hops. Light body and fairly crisp, though a bit too sweet in the finish. Pretty good, though not quite as good as Sixpoint’s other brews.
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bocktown. Beany hop nose with some cooked vegetable. Light oxidation or dirty tap lines, not sure. Pale golden clear with thin white lacing head. Medium light body with medium-high carbonation. Starts fairly sweet with pilsner malt, a bit of some corn or vegetable, mild oxidation, but with decent beany hop notes. Smooth light sweet finish, mild bitterness, and decent hop flavor.
cfrancis (2155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Mike spinrsx for this. Pours a deep golden with a big frothy white top. Aroma is great malt and a small hop profile. Taste is a great pale lager, nice malt character with a small hop presence. Some honey and almost candy like presence.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy golden color, with some hops on the nose. Taste starts out sweet with a bitter finish. Pretty good though.
Earlier Rating: 8/21/2011 Total Score: 3.3
Had this at Iron abbey beer dinner back in may, yes it was awhile ago but I took some notes. I liked this one. Very drinkable. Will try again.