alexsdad06 (4338) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle shared by phaleslu (06 /2013). Pours a clear bright golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted grainy malts, grass, herbal notes, light bready character with just a splash of fruit. Not a bad lager, just not my thing.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Urban Chestnut. Pours hazy with a creamy white head. Nose is pretty grassy, low malt and an odd solventy note in the nose. On tasting, mid bitterness, soft malt and a hot alcohol note. A bit too light and alcohol driven. Meh.
wxman (1322) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2013 Tap at the Global Brew. Pours a pale slighty cloudy golden with a thin white head that stays. Aroma is yeast, bread, and spice. Taste is pale sweet malt, bread and mild hops.
BMan1113VR (7769) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (marked 438 of 1500). Pours with a mostly clear golden hue with a large fluffy eggshell hued head. Good lace, decent retention. Aromas are of floral and fruity noble like hops, nutty, bready and toasty. Rich pils like malt profile. Grassy. Clean, light sulfur, light chlorophyll. Smells very tasty. Flavors have a smooth malty richness, toasty, bready, pils like. Mildly grainy. Very clean, slightly sweet malt perception, medium dry finish. Quite crisp. Light herbal and grassy notes. Somewhat firm bitterness but a neutral balance. Medium to low body with moderate carbonation. Checks the right boxes. An idyllically drinkable lager with huge hop aroma and a soft malt balance.
seymour (1306) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at the brewery in a Willbecher glass. It poured a clear golden colour with a thin but long-lasting white foam, some lace. Familiar lager characteristics, except well-done. Very strong noble hops bitterness and flavor, the aroma was nice but comparatively muted: earthy, flowery, notes of wildflower honey, vanilla, black pepper, combining with the alcohol to produce a perfume. Crisp grainy but otherwise neutral maltbill. Light body, average carbonation, surprisingly well-rounded mouthfeel, warming alcohol, fruity and bittersweet aftertaste. Nice, but I have to admit, a little too bitter for me to consider perfectly balanced.
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.7oz bottle, 1465 of 1500, shared by phaleslu. Mildly hazy golden color. Good white head. Nice bits of lace. Nice bready aroma, lightly peppery flavior. Medium body. Lighter carbonation. Kind of soft but smooth, with a dry finish. Nice light bitter taste, lighter sweet. Very solid lager.
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from a local STL trader. Pours a clear gold color with a white head. Notes of grass, lots of grains, crackers, sawdust, stale cereal, and mild spices. Light-bodied, with medium (deceptively sharp) carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Nice lager.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery
Pours bright dark yellow with a small soapy white head and lacing nose is leaffy grassy noble hops wow this smells good lite sulfur hay almost funky inits character. Flavors are fantastic grassy leaffy noble hops sulfur grassy bitterness spicy peppery damn this is good! Spritzy carbonation which in most cases would hinder a beer like this however it works here. Long grassy leaffy finish with firm spicy bitterness damn this is good could be the best premium lager I have ever had!!! Damn nice!
gregwilsonstl (919) - Missouri, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hoppy for a lager, rather bitter. Some lacing. Clear golden. Very drinkable.
pantanap (3334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source... Pours a mostly transparent although lightly hazy apricot orange and topped with a creamy white head... Lemons and grassy notes upfront followed up with semi-sweet pale grainy backing. More herbal grassiness comes through late once again... Light spice and grassy notes upfront. Lightly sweet through the middle and finishes more bitter than expected but nice that it cuts down on the sweetness. Lighter than medium bodied with mild prickly carbonation.