fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to my secret santa, didn’t realize this was either new or a one-off, sweet! Aroma very malty with loads of caramel, bread, fig, some raw grains. In the mouth some bitterness does arrive, very earthy, but the focus remains quite firmly on the sweet, bready, figgy malt. Not really my type of pils, but solid at the very worst.
raninator84 (3) - beavercreek, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2009 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Contacted Thirsty Dog directly and was told that there were only 500 cases of this stuff. Poured into a Sam Adams new pint glass. I figured it would compliment this great lager. Pours a golden brown with very limited head that dissipates quick thin lacing that hangs for a sec. Tastes is of strong malt with limited hop bite, very crisp as it fades quick, but very refreshing, a hot day summer brew for sure. It’s a shame the batch was one off because this would be a solid summer beer for me to drink anytime. Great lager Thirsty Dog!
CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009 Bottle, thanks to Raninator84. From what I understand, this is a very small 35 barrel batch one-off by Thirsty Dog. The 6-pack is a plain white box with a beer label stuck to it. It pours to a very clear, medium amber with a bright white, quickly dissipating, non lacing, run-on sentence-inducing head. Nose is fairly robust with malts, no hop presence. There is a very light, quick hop bite that fades into a nice, dry malt finish, much like the label described. The flavors fade almost as quickly as they came and leave you wanting another sip. This makes for a perfect summer beer, except the price is fairly steep ($12 for a 6 pack) I’d say this beer is most certainly worth drinking again, but it isn’t going to be the next big thing. Glad I got to try it, though!