PigMine (42) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just because its a corporate owned brew doesn’t mean its bad. It is actually a great German brew, and who could deny Hallertau hops from the most famous Hallertau Gardens don’t shine through in this golden beauty.
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
another slightly better than average yellow beer. not really skunky, so kudos for that, but not something i’ll buy again either. there are better pilseners out there when the mood hits."
Darkmagus82 (2090) - - OCT 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-1-14-
Poured from green bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a light golden color with a two finger head of a pure white color. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – Now being poured from a green bottle this is not too surprising, but the beer is full of a big skunky smell. Along with this aroma is a decently strong grainy smell as well as a bit of a grassy and hay like aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a drier grainy taste with just a hint of a caramel sweetness. As the taste advances some more grassy and herbal flavors come to the tongue along with a light skunk flavor. Overall the skunk is quite light however and with a bit of a biscuit flavor and a slightly dwindling of the caramel more toward the end of the taste, one is left with a mild and somewhat crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thinner and more watery side with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly higher side. Both are quite appropriate for the style of the brew and make for an easy drinker.
Overall – Nothing really special here. A dry lager that, unfortunately due to the desire to put in a green bottle, has a slightly skunky flavor with a big skunk aroma. Nothing too special, but not insanely offensive either.
beerme31 (588) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Medium sweet taste. Aroma of grass/hay. Medium sweet taste, light dry finish. Pretty decent for a macro.
Hopsalongcassidy (4) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Distinct skunky aroma. Mild watery flavor with no aftertaste. Burp flavor (you know what I mean) tastes like the beer smells, skunky and unpleasant.
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma of faint hops with cardboard. Appearance is minimal head and okay yellow body with no carbonation. flavour is weak lemon and wine with a dry finish. It’s a boring but adequate lager.
Travlr (17672) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
yellow with small white head. Smells scruffy. Tastes bland. No reason to drink this one.
chinchill (3346) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From 12 oz bottle at the 2014 German Bierfest (ATL).
Pour looks good but head had weak retention.
Relatively malty aroma is a little more appealing than the more hoppy flavor. Grassy hops linger on and on in the mildly bitter aftertaste.
Boomersmancave1 (108) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not great but not real bad. They call it a lager but it reminds me of a pilsner. Light straw color. Pretty watery for a german beer.
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2014 Overloaded with hay malts and skunked hops. Strange finish that is both pleasantly bitter and watery.