Darkmagus82 (2273) - - 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 (647) - 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 (2348) - Alberta, 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 (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 (4338) - 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 (133) - Wheatland, 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.
Mastelefish (91) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not too much to say here. White, pillowy head that disappears quickly. Body is a hazy yellow with little carbonation. Aroma is closer to a pilsner than a lager. Taste is minimal with some sweet malty notes in there. Aftertaste is none. A little underwhelming, and not exactly what I’d expect for its style.
sonnycheeba (5148) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Pours clear yellow/gold with creamy white head. Aroma is pale malts, light corn, light hops, and faint lemon zest. Flavor is dry and vegetal with some light fruit esters; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.