DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
05-Apr-10 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 30-Dec-09 for $4.24 at liquidsolutions.net)
Thinking this would be a golden ale, my expectations weren’t high to begin with, but this is even less interesting than I imagined. Grainy, corny, and husky on the palate with a light tartness and a vague trace of minimally bitter, grassy hops. Generally malty aroma has a lager quality to it, with some sweet honey, corn, and spent grain rounding out the uninspiring nose. Light-medium body, medium carbonation, dull and stale on the unrefreshed palate. Hazy, yellow in color with a wafer-thin, white head on the pour that dissipates rapidly. Not a good first impression with this new brewery. It can only go up from here, hopefully...
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours to a golden body with a coating white head. Aroma of butterscotch and buttery malt. Flavor is buttery malt and a mild hop. Carbonated medium body. I didn’t finish it.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Golden straw, lively carbonation, moderate to large frothy white head, decent lacing.   Straw
like nose, a little cereal, slight grain, and a little bit of dried pasta?   Has a slight basil aspect, strange.
Fairly clean, nice grassiness from start to finish.   Decent amount of sweetness.   Moderate body and
mouthfeel.   Smidgen of straw, hay, and cereal like grains on the finish.   Seems flavorful, nice body, good
sipper.   Enjoyable!   Still remains good as it warms, which isn’t something I find as common.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Embers Brewhouse in Joseph, OR: Pours golden clean and very light head. Toasty biscuit and earth in the nose. Clean and thin flavor with a very nice hop note in the backend. Finishes pleasing and not too vegetal. A little touch of hops toward the tail, I like that in a lager.
Reid (1897) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Capital Market,Salem.
Nice looking hazy ,yet bright golden beer with a nice big rocky,bubbly pure white head.
very nice fresh doughy, biscuity aromas..very pleasing.
Taste is similar to the aroma but with a very nice mellow citric/lemon "zing" to it in the end.
Nice mouthfeel to this lager.
A very nice surprise..a tasty, clean refreshing lager from Oregon.
This needs to be in 6 packs.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, purchased at Harry & David’s Medford. Pours a bright, slightly hazy, golden-straw color; significant, fine-bubbled white head with excellent retention and lacing; nice-looking pour on this. Lightly toasty, honeyed malt character in the nose, alongside a minerally, slightly citrusy hop character; just a touch of very light diacetyl / DMS rounding out the nose; not to the point of being an overt flaw, just a whisper; overall, a balanced and simple, slightly crisp lager aroma. Medium or less body; lively carbonation; a very light slickness / creaminess in the texture here; following the nose, some honeyed maltiness (very mildly toasty) upfront, and a balancing mineral hoppiness that never materializes to much hop flavor; reasonably crisp, reasonably clean (again, just a bit of slickness here), pretty tasty premium lager; drier and cleaner, with a touch more hop character (just something modestly expressive), and this would be even better. Definitely a solid rendition. Medium finish of mineral hop bitterness (more pronounced than anywhere else), along with a modest emergent toastiness; nicely dry and crisp ending to things.
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good crisp lager on a sweaty hot, non-air conditioned day. Bright straw body with a towering head. Rich grain malt body that is moderately effervescent and sweet throughout. Grassy with touch of spuce pine. Very enjoyable.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz. Taste @ Portland, Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Fest April 3rd, 2010. 4.5% ABV. 20 IBU’s. Clear thin straw white color. Delicate hop front. Crisp malt tangy mild crusty body. Nice Pils hop snappy flavor. (4.0 / 5.0)
Skyview (5208) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased 22-oz bomber from Liquid Solutions. Pours a clear pale golden yellow colored brew with a thick white head that has some nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of golden grain malt, a hint of honey, citrus zest and a touch of bread. Taste is light to medium bodied, flavors of golden grain malt, citrus and floral hops and some bread dough and a hint of butter. Finish is crisp, light bitterness with a slowly disappearing golden grain and floral hop aftertaste. An ale with lager yeast? A little confusing but not in character.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Date: September 19, 2009
Source: Brewfest, Portland Indie
Appearance: clear yellow, frothy white head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet cereal malt flavor, light floral hops, light bitterness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
Score: *+ /4