Beershine (5196) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, sample @ brewpub. Clear golden hue. Manages to be admirably boring in most ways and clean. Has a crisp hop finish and is quaffable, decent, and the epitome of average.
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in manchester, nh. Decent beer with good feel and texture, slightly hoppy but lacking in ending flavor.
Ughsmash (7008) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, BB 04/08. Poured clear, orangey-golden with a short, sticky cap of white head. The aroma picked up soft bready notes and caramel primarily with some wet grainy and and grassy accents. The flavor had a mostly bready base with a little toffee and honey sweetness down there.. light grassy and grainy bitterness on the sides with a hint of cardboard.. finished with dry, grainy caramel and honey sweetness. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.. dry overall and spicier on the back.. not bad, but very average in all facets of the drink.
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. really nice lager.... pours a deep golden with little head. a bit of bread in the aroma... nice full body for a lager. very even over the palate, with the hops coming forward from the back of the palate through the finish. wonderfully balanced between hops and malts.... very clean and crisp. definitely one of the best lagers I’ve had to date....
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2008 Draught. Pours dark gold, medium white head with good lacing. Aroma is toasty, maybe a bit of breadcrust in the nose. Taste is toasty, slightly biscuity malt, with a slightly floral hoppy note and a lingering, very delicate, clean bitterness on the finish. Body is light but not watery, with moderate carbonation. Great, very drinkable lager.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub during the KtG release: Like the rest of the beers in the lineup that day this was a really well-make and balanced beer.
Nejhleader (1183) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not a bad one, does have a nice texture, has a bit of a sweet hop flavor initially that turns a bit dry in the aftertaste.
n49921 (108) - USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a little head. Malty taste, ends a little dry. Has a touch of hops. Not bad.
swoopjones (5336) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a darker golden color. One of the better lagers Ive had. Decent malt flavor. Clean crisp & easy drinking. Not bad
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Noble hop nose, golden body, small white head. Not terribly malty, fairly clean for a US lager. Nothing very special here.