Bulk_Carrier (3470) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance was a decent looking clear to somewhat light hazy yellow color with a decent carbonation seen rising a rocky foamy two finger white head.
The smell had mainly a grassy/hay-like qualities running over top of a light skunkiness (yes, I know I have a green bottle, its okay, I shall proceed).
The taste was grassy and hay-like again and added a light sweet corn-like feature to it that was okay but not great. The aftertaste was kinda harsh and assaulting a bit through the skunky yet sweet corn-like feature.
On the palate, this one sat fairly light and had a decent sessionable quality about it.
Overall, I say this was a decent pale lager, its nothing to go bonkers about but if anything I think I’d try this again on tap.
ffaoe (406) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
very faint malt aroma. golden and clear with a nice head. taste is slightly malty but VERY watery.
foyle (382) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 330ml bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a sudsy thick white head which gradually recedes leaving decent lacing. Color is a clear light gold with abundant streaming carbonation.
Aroma: initially a bit of skunk (green bottle), once this dissipated remaining aroma is a combination of pungent grassy hops and sweet bread dough.
Mouthfeel: light and frothy with a drying finish.
Flavor: nice combination of lightly toasted barley, a hint of caramel and toffee, strong grass hop presence as well as some bitter hops in the finish.
Overall: excellent and well done pale lager. Would like to try it from a can or on tap to see if the initial skunk is not present.
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Is this Bud packaged under New Zealand label? Bit of a stale/rotten aroma. Cheap sweetness, followed by water aftertaste. Suspiciously similar to Budweiser.
davidtjm (1072) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blonde pour with a thin head. Nice hops aroma, crisp hops taste with grass notes. Nice lager in my opinion
Beerhunter111 (15264) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, getreidig, leicht süß. Geschmack wässrig, leicht malzig getreidig, minimal herb.
3xdogs (2) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap a the local pub. Very drinkable when not poured from the bottle. Some malt flavours and a mild hop bitterness.
heyden (137) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Minimal aroma. Pale yellow complexion; also filtered so it’s very transparent. Light crisp taste; hardly any flavour and only slightly hopped. Dry metallic after taste. Not a great beer but as far as mainstream beer goes it’s passable. Definitely best enjoyed on a hot day
Muggus69 (2000) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
OLD NOTES OCT 9, 2003
World’s best lager...hardly. Smelled a tad bit weird and that kinda same out in the after taste. Standard stuff.
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Standard pale lager, light skunk, grassy, nothing else. Same and boring. As it is a lager, it is nice and drinkable.