bhensonb (12042) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Ace in Boulder, CO. Pours hazy yellow/gold with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is something spice/citrus. Med body/frothish carb. Flavor is pale malt with a lot of herby/grassy/spice hop. Still think there’s some citrus/fruit lurkin in it. It’s near lush. Drinks incredibly well. Not a hint of heat. Excellent.
TheEpeeist (3471) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz, bottled 6/9/10. Almost clear lemon straw with a fluffy white head. Nose is dough and citrus pith; very soft. Medium body with zesty carb. Taste is citrus honey, grass, melon and orange peel. Pretty good for an IP; actually drinkable without the usual massive malts and alcohol but still packs a kick.
pineypower (2667) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out a clear darker golden color with a small head. Aroma is lots of sticky sweet malts, grass light citrus and some acidic notes. Taste is sweet malts, light booze, some grape notes and grassy hops. hummm
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2010. Golden color. Strong honeyish malt aroma and flavor with herbal hops and warming alcohol. Bold pilsner taste but also some boozy and solventy notes.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled May 2010; Sampled October 2010
Not even a hiss as I pop out this bear-to-remove cork, and a solid pour barely produces some scant bubbles to top this hazed, gold colored brew. The beer smells up front of sweet grain, but the dominant note is that of crushed wheat, or really flour. A touch of spicy hop character adds a little something, but not nearly enough.
This is fairly sweet tasting, but more because it is flat than it is overly sweet for a beer of this strength; in fact it is actually quite dry considering it is 9%. This has a very soft bitterness to and only a touch of herbal / grassy hops. The lack of carbonation really kills the texture, but likely makes this seem a touch lighter bodied than it would be otherwise. The finish has a dominant grassy note that seems to be a combination of the malt and the hops found here. There is also a touch of lemon zest towards the end that mixes with a light, pale malt sweetness that suggests of honey.
Bah, I am quite disappointed that this was so disappointing; I wasn’t expecting much, but I was expecting a carbonated beer and this doesn’t even deliver on that. Well that is $8 dollars down the drain, but there might actually be some potential here.
markwise (4606) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours translucent yellow with a white head. Nose is corn, sweetness, white grape, and peach/ apricot with some slight bits of berry. Flavor is similar with corn, sugar, cotton candy, peach, berry, and all manner of insane sweetness. It would be terrible for BJCP, but I am a big fan.
Ibrew2or3 (7344) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL courtesy of douglas88 pours deep gold with thin white head. The aroma is sharp spicy hops, floral hops, then apricot / strawberry / pear cotton candy and then followed by more floral hops. The taste is big rich floral flower pedals then lesser amounts of spicy hops, sugary malts and sweet fruity cotton candy. Nice rich noble hop brew.
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a tasty pils upfront. A good hop bite right away. A little bit fruity in the finish. Good, but not quite as good as a top-notch regular German pils. Unfortunately this downgrades as you go along.
anders37 (18758) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy and a weak hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle. Lightly hazed straw body topped by soft, large white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grape, some grapefruit, biscuit. Taste is moderately sweet, grape, lemon, light orange. Medium body, some stickiness.