SlimHabib (176) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Clear golden, slightly copper color with a creamy white head. Strong citrus grapefruit aroma. Crisp light body. Apple, malts, and a bitter grapefruit aftertaste.
TimE (3273) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light body, but grapefruit notes donít work so well and the body is a bit flat and boring. Not my thing
Ibrew2or3 (6998) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle that pours with a deep clear gold body that has copper hues and supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up a bit of malts and roasted malts as well as lagery slightly fruity estery notes. I was expecting this lager to be crisper and hoppier and then I notice the bottle on date is six months ago, shit!! Now I see this is ratebeer styled as a Common which actually lines up pretty well with what Iím smelling and tasting. In the taste I get similar notes as in the nose with malts, some lightly roasted malts, caramel malts and then lagery esters. Beneath those flavors are faint earthy tea like hops and a thin layer of resiny hop bitterness. As a common this seems to work despite the age of this bottle I bought just yesterday.
madchemist83 (61) - USA - SEP 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reminds me of a better version of Zhigulevskoe .. aka crappy Russian beer. I get a little hint of aroma of something foreign. Maybe that Mosaic hop is throwing me off a bit. Otherwise drinkable
Oscbert (1045) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Rich bready biscuity malt aroma with light caramel and guava fruitiness. Interesting aroma.
~Pours a brilliantly clear golden color with long lasting fluffy white head.
~Bready malts with slight hop fruitiness and a somewhat off balanced bitterness.
~Medium to full bodied with medium CO2, lingering bitterness.
~Enjoyable lager for sure, just seems unbalanced. Bittering hops kind of ruin it.
brokensail (11105) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Smoqued BBQ. Nearly copper in color with a fluffy white head. Sweet oranges and toasted bread on the nose. Nice pine, too. Kind of a garlic note, though. Flavor has a rather intense bitterness that I wouldnít normally associate with a beer like this. Itís okay, except for that itís garlicy. Lots of pine, orange, and some peach. A bit of a grassy, herbal note as well. Decent malt sweetness.
beertholomeus (834) - California, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light copper color with a white head. Citrus, caramel, hop, floral, biscuit and malt aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a citrus and caramel finish.
Fatehunter (1291) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a finger of head on a clear medium straw colored body. Darker than most lagers.
The aroma is quite fragrant: flowers, grain and musty. Nice though.
The taste is grainy malt sweetness with a descent balance of mild bitterness.
The texture is a little gritty with moderate carbonation.
Itís a nice, full bodied lager.
RedSox2004 (1295) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange/copper colored with a two-finger foamy head and decent lacing, generous carbonation. Aromas of grains and grassy hops with a touch of caramel. Taste is similar, though grainy malts are prominent, and citrus notes make a strong contribution. Medium body, nice carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a slight hop bitterness in the finish.
BiddleBrau (952) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at St Johns in Sunnyvale, CA. Golden, thin head. flowery nose. Dry hop flavor. Ok