daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sparkling gold pour. GABF sample. Aroma of cirsp light hops, toasted grain and maybe a hint of a buttery note. Flavor is crisp, roased malts, crackers, light bread and no real popcorn flavor to speak of.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold thin head not much aroma crisp clean no real popcorn flavor. Served at gabf 2012.
Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sunday means $1.00 off beers at the local bar if they are Indiana taps. Scouring the list I decided to order this as it was a warm day. Not a bad pilsener this is the sort of things that is perfect for drinking while sitting on the patio.
Aroma / Appearance - A semi-transparent golden body and white clean head are bright. Sweetness mixes with honey, hops, and low key malt. Instead of biting it creeps up on the senses.
Flavor / Palate - Honey, noble hops, and a soft warm touch refresh the palate. Easy drinking and sessionable this is not exactly what I was expecting. Even so I do not regret trying it instead of a discount pint of Dreadnaught or something from NABC.
Block (1762) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellow pour with a small white head. Aroma of grains, some grass, just a hint of fruit. Flavor is very mild and light. Refreshing.
Tmoney99 (12224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured a clear golden color with a moderate frothy white head that lasted and had good lacing. Medium floral sweet grain aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations.
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft on tap at Haymarket’s Sun King Takeover (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich straw golden hue, near transparent with lively carbonation. A frothy whitish head atop wit good lacing, dies to a firm clinging film. Aromas are gentle bready and dry malts, with some Pils elements, gentle dryness, mellow warm bread, touches of dry earthy hops. Initial is lighter end of the spectrum as far as body, offering gentle apple and bready malts, some cereal grains, touches of earth grassy hops, gentle mellow yeast spice. A mellow front end leads into a sweeter tangy fruit middle, with apple, gentle pear, perhaps that is the popcorn. Finish is a bit more dry and earth, a kiss of vegetal qualities, mellow earthy hops. A more fruit slant on a Pils which seemed a bit odd.. It’s ok, but as far as style, I was a bit surprised.
deyholla (8568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Haymarket. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains and a bit of sweet fruits. Flavor has a bit of crisp grass with flora and a backing light grain.