Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Clear vibrant gold, thin fizzy white head, fair retention. Aroma of grainy malt, grassy hops. The taste is grainy malt, a bit of dough, grassy hops. Thin bodied, lingering bitterness, decent.
Dacrza (687) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: July 10, 2015... Glassware: 22 oz. pilsner... Occasion: craftbrew showdown--Susquehanna Goldencold vs. Victory Helles... Appearance: clear, golden body with steady but sparse effervescence; white head is spongy, with large gaps separating as it settles; the final formation is thin, solid and likable .... Aroma: hay and cereal malts begin the profile; bubblegum and soft floral aromas suggest a lightly hopped offering; some grainy, blanketed scents are also present.... Palate: a bit south of medium-bodied, but slightly weightier than soft; the rush to the throat is obvious, but the frontal fizziness is appreciated; the aftertaste lingers long enough to be enjoyed; a slight bitterness draws a subtle balance... Taste: a balanced approach here, with the sweet and bitter in a light-footed dance that doesn’t inspire or detract from the experience-- slightly metallic hops, slightly doughy finish; some spice and variation late; a bit beefier than the Victory Helles... Overall: a lager that knows what it’s intended to do, and it fulfills its promise of thirst-quenching without fanfare; picked up at a make-a-six at Wegman’s, and happy for it; will not win any awards, IMO, but will make an afternoon more enjoyable, for certain...
beerbomb (217) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
as far as a pale lager goes, this is decent, but pretty boring overall -- resembles a cheap german pilsner--aroma light skunky/grassy hops, stale bread/honey/yeast. flavor is fairly smooth and creamy, but light - crackery malts, faint floral/grassy hops, honeycomb, grain, clean bready finish, if a bit tart. pretty much as advertised. if pale lagers are your thing, this will do fine, otherwise, the action is elsewhere...
PlainsDrifter (90) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours light golden amber with frothy white head. Aroma of hay and spruce. Light body, thin texture, soft carbonation. Astringent finish. Tastes a little skunk to me. Not a great beer.
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle: Pours light gold/yellow with light white head. Some lacing. Aroma is corn and malt. Flavors has a soapy quality that is off-putting. Slight bitterness at finish. I’ll pass next time.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a slightly hazy bright golden color with a meidum sized soapy white head ath left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tangy, sweet, corny, a bit of citrus and egg white. The flavor was tangy, citric, sweet, yeasty and had a bit of grass and perfume. Medium length finish. Medium body. Not good.
60minuteman (1106) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Wheat backbone, backed with the hop then the malt then some spice and/or pine. Pretty light body, minimal alcohol feel and slight carbonation.
joeneugs (4585) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a clear gold color with a small white head. The aroma has some sweet corn and malt with some spicy/floral hops. The flavor is bready with medium noble hop flavor and bitterness. A little acidity. Pretty quenching, tasty stuff. Well done.
EithCubes (5304) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose is strongly citric and lemony with light grainy character and citric noble hops, pours clear pale golden with a fizzy and soapy off-white head. Taste is very sweet and malty, thin body only a step above watery, simple pale malt character is very repeatable, again lots of lemony character from the hops and very low bitterness, a touch out of balance there but erring on the side of moreishness. Light grass and a very faint touch of toast/biscuit. Mostly clean with a touch of grain, not very crisp and a touch oilier than anticipated. Have to give it to them, this is a massively "German" beer, I’ve had dozens of summertime lagers like this and the authenticity should not be questioned; I also think there’s a level of enjoyment here that the rating numbers just can’t hold. Brings back memories, and mostly good ones!
N3lson1 (628) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle. Barely any aroma. Very little taste. Bitter finish. Not a very good beer.