adnielsen (6161) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a clear golden appearance with a pearl white, fluffy head. Looks very nice. There’s a slight fruitiness to the nose which smells just about as fresh as any German beer I’ve ever had in the US. A bit of grain and fairly forward herbal/floral hoppy notes in the aroma as well. A touch metallic, quite sweet bready grainy, lemon tangy, a bit spicy flavor with not quite enough hop bitterness and really ending pretty sweet. Seems a bit strong as well. Overall, nice to try seemingly fresh but a bit strong and sweet for my taste. My cat sure loves it. Update: the more I try this, the more sickly sweet it gets. Too bad...
ajnepple (465) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle from Wilbur’s. Very pale light yellowish appearance with minimal off-white foam. Toasty, grainy, bready malt aroma, pretty mild. Light body with a thin, clean, crispy feel. Pilsener malty flavor with light spicy hop bitterness. Kind of bland and uninteresting. Meh.
mwbrady12 (397) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2012
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma and appearance of a typical German brew with a smooth and balanced taste and simple but satisfying mouthfeel.
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nuplastikk (3274) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle. $23.99 a case. First rate, assuming this was made for the US market. Filtered yellow-tan, thin white head above some actively rising carbonation bubbles. Classic pepper tinged noble hop aroma, a little more depth with the big, sweet malt bill. Perfectly balanced, this sort of wanders into Hellerbock territory, with it’s fruity undercurrents. Simple, straightforward, at times a little understated, but a great beer all the way, disturbingly better than most US examples of Lagers. Clean, full of finesse. Like a good version of the countless shitty Eastern European strongish Pale Lagers I’ve had.