believeinsteve (4) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bread, hay, herbs, dough, pale, sparkling, white foam, medium sweetness, light body, thin feel, fizzy, long finish,
A great lager. I was expecting a little more color and a little more bitternesss. However this turned out to be a wonderful lager. Very carbonated, with a soft malt sweetness that sticks on the pallete. No noticeable hop flavors or aroma, but well balanced for the beer. Friend brought me a 22 when he went to the midwest, but if it was on my shelves around here, i would reach for it when i wanted a simple, clean, effervescent lager.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright cloudy gold with a small white head that fades away to nothingness shortly after the pour.
Grassy earthy and a little bready smell. Not bad, but not exactly pleasant either.
Light crisp malt hits the palate with a just a little bit of grassiness and a hint of lemon to back it up. A every so slight bitterness leaves the tongue coated.
Mouthfeel is very light and carbonated and I was expecting.
Another solid offering from 3F showing they can hold back and make a great light style as well though it’s nothing special. It’s been a couple years since I first had this and I was pleasantly surprised.
ryecatcher (538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a golden color with medium white head, okay retention, decent lacing. Nose is malt and grassy. Mouth is more of same. I get the German-style interest but the style itself is uninspired (especially considering what these guys are famous for making their bones doing) . This is one of the more underwhelming 3F’s beers I’ve had, but it isn’t their fault that lagers aren’t exactly exciting beers in the first place. Luckily I didn’t drive down to Munster for this one.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle ... At the Killens BBQ tasting … pours a mildly hazed gold …medium head, light lacing .. . Hay, bench, and dirty straw .. . Light mouth .. . Decent helles.. . . Standing in line for BBQ?
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My wife picked this one up for me when she was in Chicago visiting family.
Ap: It pours a crisp light orange color, with mild cloudiness, and slight head. There is a fair amount of carbonation.
Ar: Tons of Noble hop smell, but I couldn’t really tell it was a FFF beer at all. Their signature hop profile was missing.
T: Very clean lager with tons of German malts and a refreshing hop finish.
P: I like the carbonation on this one - very comforting! It’s a very smooth brew in general.
Overall: Not too heavy, sticky, or complex - just a good old-fashioned drinker. Not exactly the type of beer FFF is know for, but I’ve never known these guys to faulter, no matter what they do!
joshwoodward (408) - - AUG 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I don’t know why this bottle looks like it wants to kill me, because this is a nice, light and refreshing quaffer.
charule (600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from FFF. Poured light hazy yellow orange with min head. Floral honey sweet aroma. Quite smooth balanced typical lager taste. Tame for FFF.
conway (896) - - AUG 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light gold with fluffy white head. Nose is lager yeast and light citrus. Taste is also citrusy. Crisp palate. Well made lager but not super flavorful.
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Westchesterco (659) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the beer Trappe in Lexingto, Kentucky it is a clear golden color with a slight white head. The aroma is floral and the taste is rather bitter with some sourness that lingers on the palate
Iphonephan (2202) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at The Beer Trappe in Lexington, KY. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of bananas and peaches. Crisp clean finish. Excellent (for a lager).
kaser (1740) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at rj grunts. Clear orange pour. No head. Lemon scent. Slight bite for a German beer but great taste. Super refreshing. Like this