thirdeye11 (5954) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber thanks to Mora2000) clear rich yellow with a ring of tight white bubbles. Nose of celery, rhubarb, grass, and florals. Taste of rye, biscuit, bitter citrus, not enough sweetness, alcoholic, caramel, very bitter palate finish.
blutt59 (6425) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to mora2000, golden yellow pour with a grainy lemon aroma, flavor of sweet buttery malts, lemon and bitter finish
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Mora2000 for this scary beer. Smells alcoholic. I can’t get much flavor out of this other than alcohol. Pretty bitter and female-unfriendly. You’d only want to drink this if you were fist pumping with your boss.
Sammer (1117) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour from bottle shared by Mora2000. Lasting white head. Taste and nose is earthy, rye and somewhat sweet, with notes of bread, leaves and alcohol. Malty finish, with some pine. Interesting, and pretty darn good.
mar (5147) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 bottle thanks to mora2000. poured gold with a cream head. nose is citrus, fruits, yeast, and caramel. thick on the palate, flavor is caramel hops, alcohol, dried fruits, and a syrupy finish.
ChainGangGuy (4714) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 ounce goblet - $7.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Dispensed into a simple-looking, everyday goblet a near clear, light copper body with a finger of off-white head.
Smell: German malts in the aroma, primarily good ole pilsner, with some grainy hints and a touch of honey. Citrusy, spicy, mildly floral hops. A few traces of nose tingling alcohol.
Taste: Pilsner malts in the fore with a toasted barley character and sweet hints of honey bear-type honey and golden syrup. A shock of earthy, spicy hops, then a splash of neutral grain spirits, then a citric hoppiness and a solid dose of bitterness. Peppery alcohol tones precede the dry, weighty, bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus, languid body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: So many amped up lagers these days, what gives? The alcoholic nature of the brew and the cumbersome body make it a task to finish, even at only ten ounces. Though, with more and more of these imperialized pilsners hitting the market, it is pretty much the norm for the style.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks to Andy
Hazy gold pour, fluffy white head with scattered lacing. Watery grain nose of bubblegum, wheat, and corn, overly sweet and a bit. Medicinal flavor up front, the alcohol and sweetness present, a bit nicer and more biscuity in the back. Oily palate, hot and with almost no finish. Not a fan of this.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler. golden lager(?,yep) w/ heavy nose of hops and heat. strong & flavorful, best lager in a long while. bitterness is numbed by yeast. delich. happy 26th birthday to me.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of mixmasterob, thanks! very tasty stuff, glad i got this so fresh! nice iipa qualities, a bit sweeter from the yeast profile, but not too cloying, definitely one of the smoother impilsners ive had! good stuff!
nathan30533 (997) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! My new favorite style. IP. Great head, great hops, great brew! Thanks again sweetwater team!