maxwelldeux (4099) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a light gold with relatively little head. It tastes like most cheap lagers, but the smell isn’t terribly skunky, which is a refreshing change of pace.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, dated 6/12/12: pours a clear bright golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly skunked grassy hop nose with a touch of pale grainy malts. Starts with average fullness and light sweetness and some light floral and grassy noble hop bitterness before a drier smooth finish. Could be a little cleaner, but is still pretty drinkable.
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy gold pour - effervescent body - nose is light - some light sweetness, mildly grassy hops, a little grain and corn husk - carbonation is soft - texture is moderately creamy - flavor is light and moderately tangy - some lemony notes - light grain and a moderate hop bite through the middle, with a touch of crackery malt - the finish brings a little bit of adjucnt-ish flavor (corn) and a light metallic character which detracts from my enjoyment a bit - I see potential here with a slight recipe tweak - I actually enjoy it a little more than my rating suggests, but I can let something with these flaws in the finish get a higher rating.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: Draft. Yellow pour with almost no head. Light grainy nose. Light noble hops and grain in the flavor. A little watery.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear yellow colored beer, with a big, thick white head. The aroma of malts with some fruits. The taste is malty, fruits like orange with a little bitter notes. The aftertaste is some sweet with some bitter.
3fourths (8481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft at Sheffield’s in Chicago. pretty simple beginning to end: medium-low sweetness, low hop rate, watery and fizzy texture with a distinct corn twang. the definition of bland.
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with light notes of metal, concrete, and DMS.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, husky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
While the hops are the most prominent aromatic component, sadly the other parts are pretty clunky and bring things down. Poor malt character and fairly industrial. Such a shame, because if this were clean it would be a very nice quaffer.
beerme31 (539) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUN 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours light golden color thin white head. Aroma of hay, toast, and grass. Light sweet flavor. Light body, thin texture, clean quick finish with a little hop bitterness. Not a bad lager overall.
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden with thin white lace. Nose is clean, light toasted malts, corn, grassy, light citrus hops. Flavor is a little soapy and metallic but not too bad for the style. Fairly crispy mouthfeel and a lightly grainy, light bitter, dry finish. Nice pale lager.
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Gold bodied with a medium, fizzy white head. Aroma is grains, toasted malt, and light grassy hops. Taste is grassy hops, faint floral hops, toasted malt notes and cereal grains. Body is medium with a light, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more grains, grassy and Euro hops, and toasted malt.