jredmond (4874) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jimmy 43 with Andrew and Brendan. Pours a nice, hazy body with thick white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is wheat, lemon, spice and light grass. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of spice and wheat dominating - a touch too spicy for my personal preference, but overall balanced and nice.
DrSilverworm (4744) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can, from Party Source. Almost entirely hazy bright yellow color. GOod bigger white head fades to a nice thin amount. Leaves good lace. Great big grassy and citrusy hop nose. Light spice. Light bready malt profile. A very bright beer overall. Medium body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Nice lightly dry finish. Moderate bitter taste, good zestiness. This is a delicious, refreshing, smooth beer. Satisfyingly hoppy, but there’s much more to it than that. Impressively complex, especially considering the light ABV.
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can - hazy gold - fluffy, well-retained head - I assume this is the same as Premium, minus the brett/bugs - nice, crisp, dry aroma, with floral American hops, moderate flint/mineral, mild peppery phenolics, light pils malt sweetness - soft carbonation - the slightest sweetness up front makes way a very crisp, dry beer, with a nice closing mineral bite - moderate bitterness, straw/hay, very subdued phenols - crisp, crackery, lightly peppery finish that leaves you thirsting for another sip - could easily be classified as a Belgian ale - a very nice session ale - I just wish it weren’t close to 12 bucks a six pack, otherwise it would be a go-to Belgian session for me - this is somewhat what I was hoping Victory Swing was going to be like.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy golden coloured body with a rich, dense, three to four centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of very light hops, hay, grass, herbs and a bit of sugar. Light-bodied; Sharp light malt flavour with cardboard and grain with very little else on the body, just a big dose of strong hops, hay, grass and a bit of wheat. Aftertaste shows just the hops, grass and hay with a touch of sugar at the tail end. Overall, a very interesting beer - smells great, and the first few tastes are good, but then you realise there is no body and no depth at all. Still, not a bad beer, but just not amazing - great to sample and neat to try this based on the malt profile. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon (not even local to me/brewery) on 27-September-2013 for US$2.38 sampled at home in Washington on 07-October-2013.
Boutip (4436) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a light yellow color ale with a large pure white bubbly head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of light rustic malt notes with some dry hoppy notes. Taste is also dominated by rustic malt notes with light dry ester and some bready yeast notes are also noticeable. Body is light with great carbonation. Very much enjoyable if maybe a bit short on the complexity notes with great drinkability level.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lightly hazy golden with a large foamy white head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of spicy saison yeast, lots of citrusy hop notes some floral and tropical fruits. Smells like a hoppy saison. Flavor of honey, corn, very dry, some bubblegum and spicy saison notes. The citrusy hop notes as there but not as prominent as they are in the nose.
alexsdad06 (4350) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear piss yellow color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have grainy malts, toasted bread, grass, yeast, mild citrus, earthy hops. Nothing bad here, just not very exciting.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz pour at Max’s. Pours a hazy, straw yellow with some frothy white head. Nice happy, grassy aroma, hay. Flavors of hay, grass, mushy rice, lemon. Dry, refreshing, super drinkable.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Poured a nice golden blonde color with a small off-white head. Aroma was notes of grassy malts, touch of corn flakes, light sweetness. Flavor had notes of light corn, sweet malts, light herbal and earthy hops. Okay.
boFNjackson (4006) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ The BeerMongers... Poured pale, hazy yellow with a thick forming, frothy white head. This was a nice drinking lager. Sort of drying, but ultimately very refreshing with a prominent yeast spice character in the finish. Some husky, grainy, maybe rice-like tones, but clean. Low bitterness on this one too and with 4.5% it is a great session.