Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dry, malty, slightly medicinal aroma with notes of cooked veggies and herbal, grassy hops.
Nice flavor. Nice maltiness fruitiness, with tropical fruits coming into play on the finish accompanied by a lovely, subtle hop bitterness. Light bodied. Not bad.
Cornfield (5504) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 A clear golden color with a generous frothy head, this has a nice, mild malty flavor. The light hopping give it a crisp, clean finish. A tasty lager.
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Frank (2929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2004 A tasty summer treat. Very yellow with a thin head. Refreshing with a nice, mild dose of hops and a bit of fruitiness. Maybe a bit weak on carbonation but satisfying nonetheless.
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright yellow and excellently carbonated. Nice floral aroma. Smooth and starchy, sweet and malty with decent bitter finish. Almost as good as the best German lagers, but falls a bit short in character.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Nice yellow-orange color. Some fruity notes throughout, with malty-yeastiness. Good medium body. consistent throughout and very drinkable. Good summer session beer.
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2004
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle into small plastic tasting cup, Humulus Lupus @ Jak’s Tap (Chicago). Not good. Aroma was vinegar, sour, and pilsner. Appeared yellow with no head, but as it was in the little tasting glass, take that with a grain of salt. Tasted kind of sweet with something like garlic, mealy; tasted like a bad macro. Finish was a nice length (unfortunately), but was skunky.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle (best by 11/24/2004): clear honey with a constant flow of bubbles into a wonderfully persistent off white head. Sour hay aroma with an interesting sour, honey-dew quality that mixes pretty well with the underlying hops. Bittersweet hop flavour that turns a bit malty through the finish. Long, sour red apple aftertaste. This would be a refreshing treat on a hot, humid day.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden pour with huge rocky head. Way over-carbonated. Toasty, grainy malt aroma. Flavor is well balanced with a grassy bitterness. Nothing special.
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden hue with huge foamy head and very good lace. The aroma hints of grassy and noble hops, toasted caramel malts, light apple, and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts with a bittersweet combonation, good use of hops and malts to create a crisp and refreshing palate. Some heavier bitter qualities (mostly grapefruit rind) and yeast nature appear on the finish. The mouthfeel is lively, clean and crisp, just like it should be. If looking for a nice summertime beer in Chicago area, this and Goose Island’s Dortmunder should be on the top of your list.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is big and foamy, color is clear golden. Aroma is next to nothing: dry, vegetal,herbal, a touch floral, and fresh. The palate is quite dull, lacks any kind of nuance, or any sort of spark. I’ll be the first to label me a non-lager lover, but this just has nearly nil to speak for itself, and while I can imagine it’s handiness as the proverbial "lawnmower beer", that’s not quite enough. Blah. Just blah...