chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excellent clarity with a medium body. Covered by a good head that lacks retention.Crisp
Not strongly flavored but has a lasting aftertaste.
O: well crafted helles that is slightly more intense than the standard German version.
jredmond (5628) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Five Points in Georgia. Pours a clear golden body with white fizzy lacing. Aroma is malt, bread, caramel and biscuit. Mouthfeel is crisp and light with notes of sweet bready malts and bitter grass.
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle just says Crank Tank Lager. Hazed gold with large bone white head. Aroma is part hops, part creamed corn. Slightly unpleasant bitterness in the finish.
umich03jm (2170) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to jrob21. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a small head that fades to a ring and leaves some decent lacing. Aroma is very grainy with some lemons and grass. Taste has a nice sweet fruitiness to go along with the big grainy malt and lemons. Light spicy Saaz hop finish. Very nice Helles lager.
jrob21 (2670) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head and lots of bubbles. Toasty grain and hay aromas. Light flavor with a bitter pungent lemon flavor towards the em of the sip. Light and refreshing with a little more body than what the look would leave you to believe.
UDBeernut (1848) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from jrob21. pours golden with a thin white head. nose of wet grains. taste has cracker sweetness mixed with some grass. balanced. light bodied.
rollinsr (388) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly hazy straw color with a finger of white head. Aroma is yeasty with fruity barnyard earthy notes. There is a good rounded smooth citrus as well. The pilsner malt is definitely apparent (which I’m not too big a fan of), but there are enough other flavors at work that it is not the only flavor to dwell on. The only flavors I don’t like in this beer come mainly from the pilsner malts which exude a sort of stale flavor in my mind. Not bad for the style though.
nearbeer (3842) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Pours clear golden with a lively body supporting a lasting film of meringue on top. Nose is sweet toasted malt and a touch of citrus zest and grass. Taste is minty citrus hop, light toast and caramel. Medium body is smooth and tingly-dry with medium carbonation. Nice sessioner that seems just a tad hoppy to be a great traditional example of the style, but it tastes better than most that are more traditional.
PorterPounder (5704) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Albany, Ga. - Warehouse Package Store - 12 oz bottle. Pours a medium golden with just a slight bit of murkiness to it - faint white head. Grainy, cereal-like aroma with some wort-like essence. Flavor has some corn cereal notes, some bready-toasty hints and some dry notes in the finish. Medium thick mouthfeel - leans to the dry side.
rangerred (954) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a nearly clear, straw yellow with a thick, rocky nearly two finger white head. The head stays almost the entire time the beer is in the glass and the lacing is decent as well.
I wish the aroma was a bit stronger but it is a pleasant bouquet of lemon, hay, grass, and some light fruitiness. Not really any malt that I can pick up.
Lemon and grass is up front in the taste along with a strong noble hop character that is a bit floral/grassy. It is a bit sweet with a nice bready malt undertone that is appropriate for the style Mouthfeel is very soft and almost slick. Finishes with a bit of lingering bitterness and light sweetness.
Overall, a very good beer for the style. Nails it nearly perfectly and would be a very pleasant warm weather beer.