ARH (520) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma starts out with a prevalent banana and clove note, which fades and is replaced by something more yeast-like, maybe toasted bread too. As the drink settles, a slight mildew and wet leather start to come through. The beer is a clear, pale straw color with a light, bubbly head that reduces to a thin, but present, layer and leaves a light lacing. The taste is a medium high sweetness with a light bitterness. It’s a light bodied beer with a creamy and smooth texture and a light, fuzzy carbonation. The initial flavors that strike the tongue are honey, and caramel, both with a mellow presence. This is accompanied by a light grass note, a mild, sweet lemon, and a very faint spice. The finish is crisp, with a mellow spicy hop bite. The aftertaste is floral, bread, and spice, but it’s a light aftertaste the fades at a moderate pace.
SimplySike (947) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear pale yellow with white head.
Aroma grass, malts, biscuit.
Taste nice balanced bitter sweet.
erickok (3745) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very pale. Moderate aroma, light sweet malts, bit of white bread like. Uninteresting. Taste is better, very smooth and easy drinkable. Not bitter enough for me though. (50cl bottle from V&B Tours)
Sarlacc83 (900) - Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Translucent gold with a big foamy head which settles into a fluff. Picture worthy.
N: Corn, grist, earth, sweet biscuit, herbaceousness,
T: Sweet, watery, clean.
M: Very light, fuzzy carbonation, no alcohol.
O: Boring and yet tasty and reminiscent of past days. I love the easy drinking lyfe.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2271) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle as premium lager from Jusco on sale at 250 yen (best before 12/2014). Upon opening and serving in a lager glass it pour a very pale gold with a thin soapy white head. Alas it was lightstruck with one of the skunkiest aromas I’ve smelled in awhile(why do they use green bottles?), once you get past that you get a grainy sweet pale malt aroma with possibly a hint of residual hoppiness. On the palate it is light, sharp and crisp with a dry finish. The taste is dusty dry crackers, a bit of sweetness then a bitter skunky finish with somewhat of a sour aftertaste. It’s obviously gone off but I am guessing fresh on a hot day it would be a passable lager(probable 3-3.1).
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Buona birra. Nella media dello stile. Molto beverina grazie alla buona consistenza del corpo
sturmthis (589) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Golden color with thin head. Malty aroma. Malty and grassy taste. A simple beer, but good.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"not bad...a good food/pizza beer, but nothing so special that it’s a treat on it’s own. clean, crisp, and well balanced...just a hair under where it rate Spaten pils...malty flavor, hop finish. refreshing."
gopherfan99 (562) - CROATIA - SEP 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap (in Garmisch); clear gold pour with a white head; aroma of malt and hops; taste is bittersweet with malt and hops with a hint of citrus, has a light bitter finish; not bad but Spaten has better beers.
Bendrixian (1162) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light gold pour with lively white head. PIls like aroma and straw/hay with a hint of something doughy. A bit of that sweet dough on the uptake but really this is a quaffer. Not for me.
ramboraffe (677) - SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Clear golden with white head. Smell is light grain. Taste is light grain malty with biscuits and hay finish is slightly bitter. Balanced. Dry with low bitterness and high carbonation.