bhensonb (11685) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours golden amber with a creamy white head. Aroma of light malt with some citrus/herb hop. Med body. Flavor is herb - probably noble hop - with some underlying citrus and pale malt. Flavor is actually rather strong, but it’s made of light things. Finishes pretty dry. Drinks quite well.
Finhead (1246) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold pour with a white head. The aroma is pretty faint with some wheat. The light body is crisp and lively. It has a mildly bitter taste with a semi-dry finish.
Block (1547) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 2012 Indianapolis Brew Ha Ha. Smooth, light, refreshing. Light body and easy to drink. A good summer beer.
Zenonymous (4) - twin oaks, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My first time trying this local brew. Great beer. Not my usual preference but I found it easy to drink and refreshing. A good beer for a day or night of casual drinking. Smooth crisp and high quality beer.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy pale yellow with white heas. Aromas of grassy hops, spices, some bread. Flavor of spices, grassy hops, and grainy malts. Easy drinking and well crafted.
JoeinDahlem (1347) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A gorgeous, rustic, grassy-hoppy bitch of a lager. Dry, refreshing, plenty of spicy hop character, and an honest, grainy backbone. Right in my wheelhouse.
seymour (1518) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2012 Thanks, Carter! Tasted on tap into shaker pint. Poured a cloudy golden color, persistent white head with some lace and lots of suspended yeast. Aromas of rising dough, fresh-baked white bread, graham crackers, black pepper, grass, leaves. Chalky, yeasty, grainy, lightly fruity, subtly spicy, pils-like, mild and balanced bittersweet. Light body, moderate carbonation, bready mouthfeel, crisp and refreshing lager finish. Delicious. I love this kind of thing, and can’t wait until it’s available in bottles (any day now.) I think The Stable’s Zoigl was a little better but they’re out-of-business now, so that was obviously a minority opinion.
gregwilsonstl (1171) - Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty good for a lager, very light. Sweet and malty. Very low IBU. Smooth. Strong pils taste.
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub, served in a real German steinkrug. Looks to be dark golden colored with just a little bit of head. But this beer brings me right back to the German countryside. Bready malt with a neat bitter finish, I long for a pretzel or brat and brotchen. May not impress those look for audacity, but this is solid classic beer and my favorite of the day. (#4490, 2/24/2012)
Zymurgeist2 (1135) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Lots of fruity esters but disjointed. The Hellertau plays its normal nice part, but the yeast seems to take over and mess this beer up a tad. Of all the beers i enjoyed, this was lowest on the list of the taster.