phaleslu (7185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2011 Draft at the brewpub served in one of their steins (Wasandis is also served in this), so I didn’t get a great look at the color looked like a slightly cloudy yellow-gold, and there was an uneven white head. Aroma of grassy hops, straw, butter, bready and pale malts, and yeast. Flavor followed suit for the most part, getting sweeter, maltier, and more buttery as it went down and warmed. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a grainy, malty mouthfeel. Don’t know a whole lot about this style but it was nice and easy to drink. RE-RATE: Had it again at The Royale. This is still not a style I know much about but this is a great, sessionable beer. I’d like to try more Z/K/Ls for comparison because I don’t think they’d beat this.
douglas88 (6793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml can. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. A light nose of dough some light fruit. The flavor is crisp, light hops, big bready dough, some caramel, yeasty. Very good. Crisp and flavorful. I could drink a ton of this.
swoopjones (6629) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, great interpretation of the style, clean, crisp, light aroma,solid flavor. enjoyable sessionable offering
Ernest (6540) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain/cracker, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of DMS, linoleum, and detergent.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean, husky.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Seems like maybe some promise lies under the covers, but the clunky/industrial flaws are prominent and difficult to ignore (in both nose and mouth). A drain pour, but at least the brewer’s heart was in the right place.
BBB63 (6364) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This rating is from bottle (even though I had some on tap too)... YES the bottled version is far better, no idea why.
Hazy golden hue with a fading head and spotty lace. The aroma is a beautiful confluence of pils malt, noble hops and minerally water. The taste is spot on with the nose, just bitter enough for refreshment and just enough mouth feel to make sure you know you are not drinking some blah lager. I can only imagine this is what bier was more modern advances got in the way. Glad I still have two more to enjoy... should have bought more. FYI, my tap rating would have been 3.7. I did detect a touch of DMS on tap, none in the two bottles I have opened so far.
b3shine (6215) - Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to pils glass. Looks solid; a transparent gold with foamy white head. Smells of lager yeast and mild hops. Tastes like it smells with more of a yeast presence. A bit mineraly as well. Average on the palate. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft flight on tap at the brewpub (St. Louis, MO). Pours a nice golden yellow hue, gentle haziness, frothy whitish head is crisp, grainy and straw is dry, earthy green hops with gentle yeastiness. Criosp straw, grain. Initial is crisp, clean with nice bready malt, straw, fresh gentle yeast and bread dough. A touch crusty, some straw and gentle dryness. A touch powdery, earthy hops with green leafy bitterness. Backend is dry, crisp and cereal in nature. Light and airy, grainy with great drinkability. Nice stuff. Simple, clean, dry and crushable. Touch of fruit. Nice.
Braudog (5962) - 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)
jredmond (5890) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Capones with Pat and Dallas. Pours a clear yellow body with light white lacing. Aroma is wheat and German lager tones. Mouthfeel is thin and light - somewhat refreshing, but a bit dull - notes of pilsner malts, dry hops, bland German Wheat.
riversideAK (5730) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is nice and malty with bread and mineral notes and a little grass. Hazy golden pour nice frothy head and lace. Bread mineral and malty Flavors mostly here. Lingering pleasant sweetness. A little yeastiness in the finish. Nice beer.