Malty_MacHops (641) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clean hay and grass with a touch of light fruit. Golden with a fizzy white cap. Balanced toward the malt end with just enough hops to counter. Light bodied with a refreshing crispness.
ryecatcher (1108) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a mix-a-six at Giant Eagle I procured while home in Cleveland last week. This is a pretty good rendition of the style, although I’m admittedly not a huge fan of lagers aside from the cheap pissy sort that I’m nostalgic for.
Shot (313) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a fluffy white head. Aromas of citrus, cut grass and sweet malt. Flavors are corn, cut grass and citrus. Not bad.
PorterPounder (6527) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Growler Country, on tap. Sparkling, medium golden pour, soft white head, very brief lacing. Fresh, grainy aroma, hints of wort and some buttery accents. Crisp, refreshing flavoring with some light bready notes, some breakfast cereal sweetness, some buttery accents and just a light touch of saffron spiciness. Mouthfeel is crisp and full. Very solid Helles.
mansquito (4456) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Sampler, Brooklyn bottle: Pours golden with white head. Aroma is grain and a bit of hops. Taste is lightly bitter. It is sweet and very bready. Mild bready and slgihtly hoppy aftertaste. Good lager.
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Foamy golden pour. Straw some grain and grass. Light malts. Pretty decent American hell es.
Chudwick (2529) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle - nose is malty. Sip adds more malts. Toasty beer for mowing the yard. Easy to drink.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Pours a mostly clear gold with some carbonation bubbles throughout and a small white head that instantly fades into a small film and moderate ring. Notes of pale and bready malts, crackers, hay, and grass. Flavor is the same, but slightly sweeter. A lot of malts in this one. Light-bodied, with medium-plus carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Nothing spectacular, but gets the job done.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly cloudy deep gold color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cracker, biscuit, honey, pear, apple, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, biscuit, honey, herbal, floral, light pepper, light pear/apple, and yeast earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, biscuit, honey, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of bready malt, earthy hop, and yeast ester flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good dortmunder style. Good balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
livingrural (7) - Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my first entry on Ratebeer, and, though I'm not a huge lager fan, I found this one pretty refreshing and balanced.
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle.
Pours with a large creamy head.
Set aside your preconceptions of lagers as fizzy yellow brews with little character. This is a creamy brew with a refined aroma and taste. Sure, it is neither rich nor bold, but very pleasing nonetheless. It is above average in all respects, but the perfectly carbonated, lively but soft mouthfeel may be its strongest point.