hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle labeled best before 9/30/06. Poured a light to medium golden color with a very small sized white head. Aromas of grass, light honey, and same graininess. Tastes of lighter grass with a light honey finish. Not really complex, but drinkable.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz). It’s stinking hot in Toronto, I’m sitting on my balcony enjoying the view, this should be a good fit. Bubbly gold with a decent white head. Somewhat sweet malt and very light spice aroma, plenty of grassy hops, definitely some bread dough going on too. Taste is very, very herbal hoppy - it’s fresh-grass sweet too, but this has a nice herbal bitterness to it, not a sweet lager at all - fairly long chewing-the-grass-too-high-up-the-stalk lingering aftertaste. Mouthfeel is pleasantly light, nicely carbonated, astringent - all in all a very welcome refresher on a scorching day.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a best before date on the back label, 10/31/06.
Poured a clear pale yellowish golden with a thin foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing, light carbonation.
Had a nose of floral and grassy hops, a trace of citric orange and a light breadiness.
A softly crisp and smooth, more light than medium bodied mouthfeel, average drinkability.
Grainy and slightly sweet malty with a touch orange taste, a light spicy and herbal hoppiness shows up in the middle, a very light hoppiness with only a hint of bitterness, stays behind the malts, and a sweet earthy and spicy finish.
While Great Lakes and DAB have nothing to fear from this dortmunder, it is pleasant enough on a hot summer day.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught pint at Red Bones 7/6/06. Pours a hazy dark yellow color with a white fluffy head. Nose is corn and honey. Palate is nice and crisp, kinda refreshing with a light sugary finish. Flavor is honey and sweet corn notes with a nice fresh grass note to it.
Tmoney99 (13079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured an amber color with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Light sweet hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Light bitter flavor with a smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Drinkable but not a standout brew.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark straw with a small white head. Aroma was subtle or faint. Malt, hops. Light bodied. Some carbonation. The flavor was weak and watery. A very listless and uninteresting beer.
BigBeerPoppa (9) - USA - JUN 24, 2006 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this on tap at Redbones in Boston and it was great - good flavor, had the arcetypical lager feel, well rounded in that the malt/hop blend was balanced. Keep an eye on Two Brothers, these guys know what they are doing.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark yellow with thin lacy head. Corn aroma with slight lemon and some earthy aromas as well. Corn syrup and lemon with fresh cut grass flavors and alfalfa. Thin and carbonated, mostly boring.
vyvvy (5378) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with a small off-white head. Aroma has spicy hops and light husky malt. Fairly light body with moderate carbonation. Flavor starts lightly malty with spicy hops. Finish has hops become more prevalent and some sourness making its way through. A nice beer.
ElGaucho (2377) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Kane County Cougars game, served in plastic cup. Relatively faint aroma. Dark gold body, but hard to see; off-white, cream head. Wow! Really interesting and different flavor. Very good. Has the German doughyness that some of the unpasteurized helles’ I had in Germany. Dry and sharp. Outstanding and underrated.