edgallow (1853) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampler pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, floral and grass. Taste is malt, grass and dough.
seymour (1384) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in a Willybecher glass at the Grove brewery biergarten. It poured a clear golden colour with weak white foam. An interesting classic German Pilsener/single-hop IPA hybrid: grassy, grainy, crisp clean lager fermentation, but larger-than-life hoppy flavours and perfumey aromas. Reminiscent of herbal tea, mild black pepper and clove spice, weedy and little musky in a cool way, oddly citrusy, earthy, woodsy, but unlike high-alpha US hop varieties. Light body, strong carbonation, lingering hoppy finish. Another delicious French Alsace-grown hop, another masterfully-crafted Urban Chestnut beer.
JStax (2772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at the source under the name of "Aramis". Pours a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma is grainy and bready. Clean sweetness. Light body and medium carbonation.
gnoff (7663) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at CBC Denver, April 10 2014.
As "Aramis" only.
Hazy straw yellow color, whtie head. Malty, sweet scent. Malty, herbal taste. Herbal aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness-
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Grove brewery. Just called "Aramis" on the menu. Pours a completely clear bright gold on the paler side of the spectrum with a small bone white head. Notes of straw, lemon and mandarin citrus, grass, bread, faint spice, herbs, crackers, and some fresh farmhouse-style funk. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a clean mouthfeel. Refreshing and nice. Didn’t quite stand up to the Stammtisch I had next to it, but still very nice.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap - Hopfen festival) hazy light gold with white head. Grassy aroma. Flavor is crisp grassy/straw hops and light malt. Nice pilsner.
Earlier Rating: 4/6/2013 Total Score: 3.7
(tap at tasting room) cloudy gold with white head. Aroma is citrus, resin. Flavor is citrus, some pineapple and passion fruit, Kind of a lager version of a session IPA.
wxman (1386) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source. Pours a very pale slightly hazy yellow with a thin white small bead head that laces the glass. Has a clean, but not overly crisp, pils taste which includes a bit of grassiness and a biscuity character. Similar to, but more bitter than the Stammtisch. Yeastiness noted as well. Very nice stuff.
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at Tony’s in Alton. This arrived golden and very hazy. A fluffy white head. Aromas of citrus hops. Citrus in the flavor, too. Rye spice, light malts, pepper, and a little lemon. This was interesting and I hope to have the other Hop Switch beers. A tasty Pilsener.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Golden pour with a small off-white head. Nice aroma, doughy pils malts, spicy hops, a touch of citrus. Even better flavor, doughy malts, crisp, citrus, light pepper, refreshing and delicious. One of the highlights of CBC.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Urban Chestnut. Pours a slightly hazed yellow with a creamy white head. Nose is great. Big and biscuity, peppery/spicy hops. Clean with faint citrus that works great with the malt. On tasting, subtle pilsner sweetness, smooth medium bitternss and herbal spicy notes. More of that black pepper. Outstanding pilsner.