Darkmagus82 (1864) - - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-18-12
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a medium amber color with a medium white head. The head faded to give a rather moderate amount of lacing on the glass.
Smell – The smell is largely of malt being mostly of a biscuit nature. Mixed in with the malt is a light sweet caramel and very light spicy aroma.
Taste – The taste begins as one would expect from the nose; a good bready biscuit backbone with a light caramel sweetness. Toward the middle and the end of the taste the spiciness detected in the nose begins to develop. It is light however as a rather surprising light herbal and citrus hop flavor come into the flavor.
Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is rather average in terms of body and carbonation level. It is good for the session style and very drinkable.
Overall – An easy drinking with some good flavors. Good to try, but as it is a scratch and a bit more expensive then something like the pale ale (which I find of comparable drinkability) I would likely not go back to this too often.
Dogbrick (8813) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at WOB Columbus. Pours a clear yellow-amber color with a medium bone white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt, fruit and mild hops. Light-bodied with a a grainy malt character and notes of grassy hops and herbs. The finish is short with a mildly bitter herbal hops aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
DocLock (8103) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Craft, and they indicated that this was the one brewed for Lew Bryson, but sadly misspelled his first name on the beer list. Poured gold with nose of hops, pale malt. Tasted crisp and pale aley, with finishing hops and a front end malty flavor, but doesn’t really pop in any area.
TheBeerGod (5368) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - courtesy of GandGKevin. Thanks Kevin! Called the "Spring Fest Lager", according to the label. Amber bodied with a short, foamy tan head. Caramel and noble hops are dominant in the aroma followed by dark bready notes and grass. Taste is hops, grass, caramel, biscuit malts, dark bread, and toasted grains. Body is medium with an effervescent, moderate carbonation. Ends with more biscuit, caramel, hops, floral and grassy notes, and soft grains.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light hop and malt aromas. Light hop and malt flavors. Very sessionable lager. Overall it’s ok.
alexsdad06 (6105) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle shared by brew3crew. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma is sweet grainy malt, caramel, grassy with hints of fruit. The flavor was caramel, sweet grains, light fruits and grassy. Nothing bad here, just pretty average stuff.
coldbrewky (1461) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via UD. Thanks Art. Thin nose of malt. A lovely Amber/Umber in the glass with average head. Thin subdued hop line from start to finish that is surrounded by lightly sweet malts in great abundance. Consumed with my "Freedom Lunch" of Bacon and Scrapple. Lingering caramel/toffee finish.
UDBeernut (1902) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from brewery gift shop. Pours translucent amber, non exsitant head. Nose is bready and a good amout of flower hop aroma. Taste is much of the same with malt adding light caramel and toast. Well balanced, and medium bodied. Solid, but a bit nealy and chewy to have a session with.
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at rattle with baby streets. Pours a deep amber body with lots of of white creamy lacing. Aroma is light lager, that’s it. Mouthfeel is carbonated and refreshing with notes light grass hops, lagery lager flavors, a slight dry grassiness.
boxofrane (2274) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours copper with a finger of white head. Aroma is faint but has some floral notes - but mostly light malts are the forefront. Palate is very full for a Lager. killer example in the style.