hopscotch (10147) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the pub...
Almost colorless... very pale, straw-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent lacing. The aroma and flavor are both faint, but interesting and nice. Fruity and malty. Tangy and tart. Butterscotch, lemon and some apricot. Well-balanced, but thin. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Short, tangy finish. One of the better light beers out there!
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Off-clear, apple cider coloured brew with no head to speak of. Very thin and light pale malt aroma. Flavour is barely there, watery body and low bitterness. This brewery does not need this beer. Cidery tasting. No real flaws, but no positive attributes either.
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - NOV 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(10/25/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Southampton. Clear pale golden color. Aroma of pale malt, a bit of fresh hops with light grassy and citrus notes. Sweetish malty flavor with some graininess a slightly drier finish. Light to medium-bodied. A decent light beer.
Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, Publick House, Southampton.
Head is fully diminishing.
Body is light yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (flowers).
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Along with Golden Lager, the beer Southampton keeps on for the people who want Bud or Bud Light. Certainly better than those, but zzzzzz.
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Publick House. White diminishing head covered extremely pale yellow, clear body. Soft lemony and spic aromas, light notes of apples. Refreshing, good overall balance, thin structure, tartish with limited bitterness. Good light beer, but obviously not very inspiring.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. A simple pale lager light malt with a simple hop bitterness with accents of grass and citrus. Simple and plain.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2004
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer is like pancakes-"all exciting at first but by the end your f*ckin sick of em. " -mitch hedberg
This beer does start out nice with a light color and minimal head, golden color and has a slightly hoppy aroma. As the beer warms you can clearly tell that they use corn as an adjunct, as it reaks of cooked corn or corn on the cob. This could be from DMS but I doubt it. Im pretty sure that they used way too much corn to lighten body and color and it shows. Overall it is drinkable if it is cold but kind of a let down from such a great brewery. I’d gladly take a sam adams or saranac light over this anyday.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grainy, cereal malts in a fresh and inviting, mash-like aroma. Brilliant pale golden coloured body with a low white head that recedes to ring. Clean, fresh, malty flavour with light minishing bitterness. Light body with lively carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 30, 2003
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cawm awn. Effin' yew all r jes' 2 hie an' mitey to try thisseer fine lite beer, e'en tho' it cumms frum thet great pub thet's the only gosh-darned reeson 2 go to them rich-folk's town out East'a Noo York, effin' yoo all kin only drink them thar big-ass beers like thet abot twelf er thet blattic purtter er whutever yew call it, wall gosh darn it...
ya ain't missin' a thing, partner. Sweet and fresh, that's about it. Bland, watery, better than most lights. So what. So I'm the first to rate it. On to bigger and better.
ClarkVV (4353) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Multiple draught pints on 4/28/06 and 4/29/06 at SHPH
Very pale brass color, with an almost greenish tint, extremely clear with a timid white head that quickly runs for cover. No lacing.
Nose is very cerealic, just highly attenuated white grains, a touch of light, crisp yeast (though it could just be carbonic acid) and a smattering of dry, minimally aromatic saaz hops. Moderate strength for a pale lager. No alcohol, no sweetness.
It’s quite watery, for sure, both in flavor and texture, with quite a bit of carbonation (loose bubbled though), but there is enough of a grainy, attenuated malt residue, with just a touch of white dough to satisfy as a quencher. Hops are noticeable, as well, though they are just dried grass and very light straw. Warming actually improves the flavor, and the carbonation eases up. Near flawless.