bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So good to be #10 rater. 750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Batch No. 81. Opens with a cannon shot. Pours light gold with a fizzy/creamy white head. Aroma is mildly bready with some grassy hop. Med + body. The carb is very frothy. There’s a lot of grass, and the breadiness is not obnoxious. The BC may be a bit over the top, but there’s an incredible amount of flavor. The bitter is tearing at my jaw hinges. This after finishing off a Evil Twin Freudian Slip. I’m nominating this one for an Imperial Pilsner. Excellent lager (and I’m not a friend of those for the most part).
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Imbibe Wine. Nose is lightly flowery and white bread type yeast. Urine yellow with a big heavy lacing white head. Lightly bitter, lightly sweet, and a hint of caramel flavorwise. Not bitter enough for a good pils.
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pours a clear yellow color with a thick fluffy white head. A thin layer sticks, leaving some decent lacing. The aroma is pretty much what you’d expect; bready and grassy, with corn, herbs, and a little lemon. The flavor falls right in line with that. No surprises or thrills. But this is pretty solid. Nothing skunky, just simple, clean, and refreshing. The bready sweetness is countered nicely by a dry and bitter finish. Yeah, I like it.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of grain, grass, and light skunkiness. Flavor of grass, grain, and light lemon with a dry, bitter finish.
jtclockwork (8423) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to a generous trader. Pours cloudy gold. White head. Nose/taste of pilsener malt, bready malt, yeast, lemon and light banana. Medium body. Lots of pleasant lemons and breads throughout.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Rating #5. Slight haze to it, light straw yellow color with a pretty aggressive white head, a lot of carbonation to this one and it left a decent amount of white lacing and a rocky head after a few minutes. Big grassy aroma and a big pilsner malt presence, like fresh milled malt. Clean flavor with a nice little bite, more grassy, cracked barley flavor, not bad. (1896)
brokensail (10918) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is a very pale straw color with just a thin layer of white foam.
S: The aroma on this is very, very heavy on the sweetness, seems like corn. There is some grass and maybe even green chile peppers (or some sort of green vegetable). Light malt and bread with just a hint of yeast.
T: Lightly sweet malts with lots of green, vegetal notes start this one off. There is quite a bit of grass and straw with just a mild yeast note. There is also a hint of banana on the background.
M: The body is light with a medium level of carbonation.
O: I should have known better, but my curiosity got the best of me. Not recommended.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a really light yellow almost to the point of white. Initially clear but the bottom of the bottle is more hazy. Crisp and without any of the corn tastes of the bad pils. Nice fluffy head on this with each pour. macro drinkers will find this to be superior
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (Batch 55). Appears to be vastly over carbonated. Pours with a huge white head over a slightly hazy golden body. Aroma of apple, a bit of belgian yeast esters (odd), grainy, hoppy, grassy and spicy. Taste is dry, bitter, spicy and grassy hops. Very lively bubbles, over carbonated. Dry. Bland, but not bad at all.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a straw color with very nice clarity and minimal white head. Aroma is a lacking, maybe a hint of corn. The flavor falls really short here. Not only is it missing a nice malt sweetness or hop flavor, it instead is highlighted by metallic and plastic notes. Very disappointing.