MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
tap at max’s. brilliant blonde, soapy tangerine wake nose hairs. Grassy and light, amazing nose. Flavor follows right in suit, even more hops, brilliant pang of citrus in the finish. Light sulfur shoots around as only complaint, slick body accents how dank it is.
HonusWagner (1053) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m assuming this is the base beer for Premium, as it resembles that beer quite a lot in several ways and has the same ABV, though it has American hops rather than Saaz so perhaps not. Beautiful yellow with a rising bubbly carbonation and sticky head. Aroma light lemony citrus character, hints of grassy hops, pils malt evident. Taste is lightly sweet, bitter finish, lemon rind character prevalent in the front, carbonation level not exactly where I’d like it but otherwise this beer hits all the right notes. Mega drinkable, great beer to buy a sixer of and drink in a session. Fascinating stuff, another great offering from Stillwater.
BEENJAMIN (195) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The session beer to end all session beers? I could drink ten of these. A subtle brett quality all the way through giving you a classic bubble gum citrus pear aroma and flavor coupled with fresh grain and earthy hops. Currently my favorite session ale in a can at a stupidly affordable price.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super hoppy nose with citrus and herbs, some light honey and a touch of past. Taste is very dry, moderately bitter, lots of herbs and fresh citrus, somelight juicy sweetness at the end. Fantastic stuff, could drink all day.
CanIHave4Beers (2777) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very pale and very hazy… straw colored with a big long lasting head and good lacing on the glass.
Aroma is earthy, doughy, & lightly fruity. The beer has a nice citrus rind character and some nice leafy and grassy happiness. It’s very inviting.
The flavor is very dry, extremely pleasant in bitterness with soft fruity and doughy flavors. I love the hop character here… not fruity really at all much more of a grassy & leafy hoppiness, bold but not brash.
Palate is light and lively…. it’s got a cool balance of lightness but enough carbonation to keep you sipping instead of slamming this real sessionable brew.
Yep, she’s a shelf beer.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Old Town during the Stillwater tap takeover event. Pours a somewhat cloudy pale yellow color. Nice nose with a bit of corn and wheat alongside a mild take of saison spice. Floral, spicy, hay. Flavor is similar with a smooth bitterness. Tastes like young Premium. Really nice and will be an amazing warm weather beer.
GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Churchkey for CBC. Pours glowing, full haze bright straw almost neon. Medium meringue head. Swathes of lace. Nose is fresh kiwi, cantaloupe, banana, some stickier esters, light mango and papaya. Just a tad estery. Taste is boss: fresh kiwi, fresh tangerine juice. Huge grassy bitterness, herbal, snappy, ultra refreshing. Long pilsner finish- cracker, sourdough, grassy hops. Could go under any pilsner category.
Loineshawn (3012) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 Canned brew consumed from can via pepsican courtesy toss. This beer benches. Tight pear skin fruit. Bitter herbal wet grass. Quite complex aroma is has a gritty earthy rustic grass quality. But reps some neat soft foggy hay. Pear skin. Lotta carbonation offered. Nicely dried out. Complex rustic hoppy light Belgian ale brew. Chuggable. Iso more of this brew. Ft stLinc@e.
jeremyh70 (500) - Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy yellow with a big bone white head with great lacing. Aroma is lemon and lime with some apple and a hint of juicy fruit. Taste is lemon zest, apple and hay. Some minerality mid palate with some pepper and grassy hop flavor. Finishes amazingly dry and clean, inviting you to take another sip. Mouthfeel is crisp and light medium bodied with high carbonation that scrubs your palate. Very drinkable and refreshing with complimentary flavors that work well with the dryness and aren't overwhelmed by the carbonation. I can definitely see myself buying a six pack to enjoy during warmer months or drinking this as a table beer.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso in Old Town Alexandria yesterday for the Stillwater event. The beer is light straw colored and hazy with an inch of pure white head. Aroma of saison, funk, light spice, lemons, assorted citrus, floral notes. Easy drinking and full of nice flavors. A touch of floral hops gracefully compliments a light hop biterness amid a healthy dose of herbal, earthy, and mild funk notes. Pretty light in body. I look forward to drinking this again. Good stuff.