Panzuriel (1787) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2009
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy pale yellow with a thin head. Nose is thin, maybe some mellow vanilla hints. very mild hops. Very very mild tasting. almost no bitters. medium vanilla mid to finish. nothing on aftertaste. rather blah and one note.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Very clear light gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is very, very mild with the lightest hint of vanilla. Some malts though. Flavor begins with a very mild and balanced caramel malt and vanilla middle. Some smooth vanilla hint at the end that mixes with the dry malt and grassy notes.
bubbleflubber (2144) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draught at the High Country Beer Fest, it pours clear straw with a non-retentive fizzy head. I could stretch for vanilla extract in the nose if I had to. The flavors are very bland grains with a vanilla-hued essence just after the finish, which is a curt, lackluster, simpleton cut of carbonation. Thin texture and light-bodied, this was not a shining moment in my sampling experience.
emacgee (4576) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent light yellow with a thin frothy white head. The nose is sweet, fake vanilla, grassy, bready. Flavor is sweet and grassy, fake vanilla. Cloying. Not too much fun.
ChainGangGuy (4721) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, pale yellow body with a small-sized, white head.
Smell: Sweet-scented vanilla additive amongst light pilsner malt notes and some spicy-minded hop accents.
Taste: Sweetish pale malts and lightly grainy pils come together with a taste of vanilla flavoring. Spicy hop character with a medium amount of bitterness. Small hint of citrus. Light bitterness and final taste of vanilla in the dry, crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: An acceptable, generally easy-drinking beer, but, for me, the gimmick wears a bit thin halfway through the bottle.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at World Beer Festival in Raleigh NC - this beer poured a golden yellow - not a whole lot to the the aroma - maybe a hint of vanilla? Taste is the same - not much there. Easy to drink but don’t expect too much from this pretty mild beer.
Rustyham (1835) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
crisp, clean and smooth. so smooth in fact that I think they forgot to add flavor. I don’t taste vanilla or malt or anything other than a slight sugary grain. Not worth the time it took to drink.
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A really bad idea. Yellow fizzy thing with no head. Vanilla extract in the aroma. Sweet and bland with a cheap vanilla aftertaste. Like cream soda but bad.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at the Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Poured a clear yellow color with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and vanilla. Flavor was weak, with a malty note. Body was not creamy like the beer might suggest.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the 12th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Light yellow, slightly cloudy, even sweet light malt aroma. Creamy citrus body with a hint of vanilla.