cheap (3377) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks like pale lager. First I thought it had a tad of skunk in the aroma but in the glass it just smells a little sweet. Fairly mild on the taste buds at first but there is this small amount of unidentified bitterness inthe background. It never goes over the top, its just hidden in there. Yes, almost like a premium lager at times. That lingering mild bitterness goes medium on the finish. Almost comes across like a few decent tasting ’ice beer’ lagers I’ve had. Must be over 5 or 6%.
jsmerig (798) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich gold with active carbonation. Scent is earthy and a bit fermented. Nicely malt forward with a spicy bitterness in the finish that lingers a bit. Crisp in the finish as well. Very nice.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark yellow to orange. not much in the aroma category but a nice little pillow of foam. first flavor i get is minerality. which isn’t bad. bitterness is indistinct and the malt is medium. A really nice session lager.
TimE (2600) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
fruity light a touch sweet start, but then drys out. Little hops. Toasty finish.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2010. Pours a nice light golden clear, with a white lasting head. Aroma is toasty bready pils malt, slight cracker, grain, cereal, but fresh, light grass and herbal hops. Flavor is a bit crackery , likght toast, cereal malts, biscuit as it warms, bread, pils- light husky character- grassy hops- crisp and clean. Not bad.
skylercampbell (24) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The second-best pale lager I have had that was brewed outside of Europe, Sudwerk’s helles is remarkable in its balance and clean, neutral flavor. That being said, I am not crazy about pale lagers, so I find it hard to love this beer. It is brilliantly clear and golden, and the smell and taste are perfectly appropriate (I doubt any untrained drinker could differentiate it from the genuine article). The carbonation is firm, if slightly less aggressive than I would like. All in all, this is the beer I would buy if I wanted to drink a pale lager (since Trumer Pils comes in a green bottle and is thus always skunked by the fluorescent lights of the grocery store).
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 2, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden color/ off white head. White bread, yeasty, honey biscuit aromas. light bodied. Lightly sweet lagered pale malt, yeasty white bread flavors.
theOptimator (256) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light malty aroma. Golden yellow, small head. Sweetness present. Lacking maltiness. Hops bitterness also present more than I would prefer in a Helles. Slight grain. Light medium body. Not crisp the way it shoud be. Not bright enough. Hops were too much, overpowering. Felt heavy. Did not like this beer.
BMan1113VR (7381) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Blue Palms. Pours with a clear golden body and a small white head. Aroma is sweet, grainy, caramel, corn and noble hops. Taste is sweet (too sweet if you ask me), grainy, fruit and buttery. Lively bubbles. Non-offensive, but boring and a bit too sweet.
Nik925 (694) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit more hops than expected. Well made, but doesn’t escape what you think of when someone hands you a lager. Aroma has a distinct buttery-ness to it. There is a little bit going on with the flavor of this one, but still "meh".