marcus (7556) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours cloudy yellow with a generous white head and a light floral aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor with a yeasty bitter finish. Stays on the palate.
phaleslu (7545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seems a little low in ABV to be in the SPL/IP category, no? Anyway, lushawn was gracious enough to share this in our hotel room before DLD í12- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a pale yellow color with a big, frothy white head. Notes of lemon, bread, funk, dusty books, musty grains, and floral notes. Medium-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. If this were a pale lager, which I think it is, itís the best Iíve ever had. Thatís probably true for a strong pale lager, for that matter.
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, capped. Pours a hazy golden yellow with an absolutely towering platinum blonde head that lasts for hours and hours, whether youíre lucky enough to keep it all in the glass or not. It definitely wants to be free like a butterfly--the mildest pour mounds it up and up. Nice white pepper notes on the nose. You go in suspecting saison overtones, you go in hearing about saison overtones, you get there and there are saison overtones. Orange peel, too. There go those saison overtones again. Fizzy body, just a positive eruption of carbonation down to the last drop. Crisp and light and airy. Lemons, oranges, and white pepper showing. Long peppery finish. These guys might just have this flavor profile burned into their equipment, or they might be posied to ride it to the hall of fame, or maybe both. Tasty stuff.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Hazy straw, huge fluffy white head, sticky lacing.   Bright grassiness, slightly peppery, zesty straw and hay.   Warming straw and hay on the tongue, minor citrus, peppery, even a touch floral.   Reminds
me of a strong Pils mated with a Saison.   Somewhat dry, finishes a little spicy and peppery.   Alcohol is noticeable, and seems higher than 6.7%.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Bright finish.   Not as mealy or
straight up grassy as others, seems to have this peppery/citrusy/floral spicy sort of flair.   Fairly decent.
blutt59 (6237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, clear green golden pour with creamy egg white foam, yeasty dough aroma with bitter white grape and lemon flavor , highly quaffable with a nickel finish
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2011
In short: A very sharp pilsner style beer that goes off the beaten path. A strange but very enjoyable session beer.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed fresh about one month after purchase. Bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Mostly clear yellow-blonde body (gets partially cloudy at the end of the bottle) topped by a HUGE white head with good retention leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is full of yellowed grass, some lemongrass and with some hospital gloves style phenols. The well malted body is filled with pale pils malts with a dry plain salty crackers taste. Reminds me of salted Premium Plusô crackers. I got a lot of salt/minerals (borderline metallic) sensation from this beer that just added to the astringency and didnít feel out of place. Then comes the hops with a strong yellowed grass and citric character. Very sharp finish that is as citric and dry as it is bitter. The last 10% of the bottle was quite different from the rest. The doughy yeast changed everything. My bottle was stored for two weeks horizontally in a wine cellar but that wasnít good enough. I recommend turning the bottle upside-down to spread the yeast before opening. There was some plastic/phenols from start to finish that lowers my overall score but by and large this is a wonderful session beer. The scores are pretty low for this so obviously I like it much more than most people. Iím probably wrong, I have low self esteem, and thatís all my fault..
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a huge white head. The aroma is full of lemons, with some pale and pilsner malt. There is also some strong yeast notes in the aroma, as well as some white pepper.
The flavor is malt forward with a lot of biscuit notes. I also get a little bit of lemon and pepper, as well as some yeast. The beer is very dry and the alcohol is well hidden.
Medium mouthfeel and medium to high carbonation.
thirdeye11 (5781) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy pale yellow with a rocky huge meringue-like white head. Nose of grass, pineapple, floral, and lemon zest. Smells so good and clean! Taste of clean grain bill, lemon, very subtle earth, extremely smooth and easy to drink. Excellent lager! Iíd drink it all day if it was in cans.
egajdzis (5576) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color with a large, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, toffee, honey, citrus, and grass. Taste of toffee malts, toast, honey, and a lightly bitter, hoppy finish.
Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Despite the rather silly "too cool for a name" posturing here, this was pretty tasty. I actually had this pegged as a saison - it was spicy and a little sweet, plus some subtle lemony notes. Some white wine, some oh, I donít know, Iím gonna call it pear, too. Nice stuff...Sampled at the 2010 pre-brewers jam tasting.