Atom (1552) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz can pours a hazy Amber/orange with a thin khaki head. Yeasty bread and caramel aroma. Light caramel toffee, yeast. Meh.
JDBaker11058 (1415) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: clear light copper with gold notes, white head with some persistence. Aroma: light malt, corn, light grass. Aroma: warm toast and cereal grains, hint of grassy bitterness. Finish: finishes with a slightly metallic note. Notes: Tastes almost like a home brew, and not a great one. But it’s not terrible. The finish was the main down note.
Radek Kliber (6572) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: can 355 ml
Aroma traditional aroma of Jasne Pelne. Straight malty back with Lublin like hops. Mild touch of caramel.
Top: lighter fizzy top, short lived.
Base: pale amber, clear.
Palate : mid bodied, clean.
Taste: clean, malty with nice mineral finish. Straight and well brewed.
other notes brewed in USA but very Polish in spirit. Reminded me of better Namyslow.
BeerdedDave (629) - - JUL 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12 oz can); musty, hoppy aroma; light caramel malt; well balanced; a decent lager - light and refreshing
hopscotch (9846) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can... Clear golden pour with a big, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. The restrained aroma offers faint notes of cinnamon, honey and flora. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. Crisp, minerally, earthy finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10390) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at home. Pours brilliantly clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is sweet toast and cookie malt, light bready notes with spicy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation. Clean and lightly sweet; just a simple, good beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from Wegman’s Leesburg. Pours light brown with a thin white head. Not a lot on the nose. Has a bit of caramel malt on the tongue. Finishes clean. Eh!
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Serving: 12 oz. can from Wegmans Leesburg
The Good: Decent looking brew with a light copper color. Fairly clean flavor wise. Easy drinking and at 4.5%, highly sessionable.
The Bad: Non-descript nose. Overly sweet for the style and lacking in any kind of balancing bitterness. A bit too much of a corn note for me. Too simplistic and lacking in character.
Overall Impression: Perhaps a decent transition beer for BMC drinkers, but there are much better craft examples of a Vienna/Amber lager.
nimbleprop (5341) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can pours a clear orange with some frothy white head. Nose is loads of corn sweetness, stevia, some grain, a little buttered toast. Flavor is similar, tastes like a shitty third world lager, butterscotch, malt, corn, some bread. Medium bodied finish.
Kinz (3395) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can at RVC. Poured a dark gold, slightly brown edge. Aroma was sweet honey malts and some dirty hops. Flavor was creamed corn and honey accented malts. Sweet, not clean, and that weird creamed corn thing going on. DMS city, baby. At least this is how it struck me. Yikes. And I had been psyched when I first saw it. I’ll have to circle back and try this again to see if my rating is consistent. Disappointed. Hate to say this, but I couldn’t finish.