daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow this was a surprise. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow. Aroma is yeasty, funky, lemons, malt and bread. Flavor is a bit tart and a bit funky. Lemon, yeast and caramel. I found it to be quite refreshing and quite drinkabl.e
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, thanks to jsquire pours a deep orange with a nice white head... lager yeast, some malt and citrus on the nose... big body for a lager... sour / tart up front with some orange notes.... this tartness continues throughout into the finish... softer sides with a bigger malt presence... there is also a lemon laced bitterness on the finish.... nice lager.
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!
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.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - OCT 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden orange with a tight, white head. Aroma has a bunch of orange, caramel malts, bread dough, and little hops to speak of. Tangy fruits, oranges, bread, and some lemon in the flavor. Medium to full bodied. A fun beer- just wish I drank it when it was warmer out.
LilBeerDoctor (3296) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep orange with a small white head. Aroma of bready yeasts and light fruits. Flavor of sweet malts initially and maple sugar with a bready finish. On the sweet side but pretty decent.
Cavie (3630) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. Hazed yellow pour. Keller type smell. Sour grain. Taste is decent but has some tart. An ok finish.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
( 12oz bottle thanks to BMan1113VR) Pours opaque yellow with nice lacing. Nose of sour cherry. Taste is sour with a mildly thin body. Nice actually!
mcnealc31 (244) - Elida, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
To be perfectly honest, if I didn’t know it was a lager, I’d think it’s an ale. It’s a cloudy gold color, similar to a hefeweizen. Nice head, very good lacing, and a little bit of bitterness. It almost tastes like a milder version of Great Lakes’ Grassroots Ale. It’s got that kind of muddled herby citrusy taste to it. A very dry finish, too.
It’s good, but not great. Honestly, the novelty is the most appealing feature.
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!