crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like a good lager, but I think Surly has missed the mark a bit on this one. The grainy/corny malt flavors are too prominent. Not enough hop bitterness to clean things up. Feels a bit watery on the tongue. Not bad, but not the greatest.
Obfuscate (98) - Minneapolis, - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick white head that wants to hang out for a while. Not much aroma, pretty easy going down. Decent lager.
mikem409 (1603) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Slightly hazy light orange color with thin head. Aroma of corn and sweet malt. Taste is refreshing and crisp not much hop but a nice slight sweet malt.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 ounce can courtesy of AWISLguy, opened Halloween 2014. Trick or treat! Pours a slightly hazy amber with a medium sized foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of doughy malt, spicy and grassy hops. The taste is grainy malt, doughy malt, apple, grassy hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, decent balance. Nice beer.
thomashall (159) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pub 42. Pours clear golden color with minimal head. Smells of wheat and grass. Taste a little sweet with the hops in the backround. Dry finish...easy drinking. Good beer.
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can thanks to Will. Poured into a red solo cup. Ice cold cooler temp. Banana lager esters on the nose. Freezes my nose the harder I inhale. Crackery malts. Nice carb. Slightly dry. Looks cloudy. Tastes like a dry biscuit without butter or jam. Did I mention it’s cold?
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Light golden body with a frothy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of grass, toasted grain, herbs. Hint of floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Clean malts, grass taste in finish. Solid dortmunder.
DedicatedToFun (3026) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is grassy, taste is citrus, decent lager overall.
jefcon (1420) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little sweet on the profile, thin body, doesn’t seem to take advantage of the fresh hop nature of canning such a beer. However, kudos for packaging it in pint cans, and a clean refreshing finish. Sessionable.
Prufrockstar (1139) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally had this in a can, thanks to Bacterial. But, it was delicious and I crushed it before rating. Now it’s unexpectedly on draft in Seattle, and I’m going to punt on it again. Clear gold with offwhite head, great lacing. Fruit, spicy, and eminently crushable. Light body, smooth and easy. 1-word summary: crushable.
douglas88 (6324) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at Mill City. Pours a mostly clear orange color with a small white head. A light banana ester nose. Lemon, biscuit, banana, light spices. Solid.