Terminus (3085) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Purchased april 2013 at Friar Tuck in Fenton, MO.
Pours lightly cloudy bright yellow hue with a small fizzy white head with vigorous carbonation. looks crisp and refreshing. nose is mostly musty, slightly skunky/spicy hops, cereal grains, minerals, hay/grass and some lite lager yeast character. flavors exhibit spicy hops, pils malt (bread, cereal), lite bitterness from the hops. very crisp and refreshing brew here. Finish has notes of hay, spicy hops and lots of grains. Some mineral aspects show up in there as well long into the finish. Ya know, most people here are all about big beers. In the past year or two, i have realized that im more of a subtle/delicate beer king of guy (pils, saisons, APA, IPA, IIPA being my favorite styles). I can say that this beer would be awesome on a hot humid STL day. crisp refreshing and has quite a bit of character.
theisti (3064) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of beastiefan2k. The pour is mostly clear yellow golden, with a fluffy 3 inch white head. The head falls with a small amount of soapy lacing. The aroma is full fresh toasted cracker malt, nice gentle herbal mineral character, and hint of malt sweetness behind. The taste is the cracker malt, paired wonderfully with the herbal mineral, along with a nice spice, and the dry mineral finish. The palate is medium bodied, un filtered mouth feel, and the dry mineral finish is a real highlight. This is a great beer, directly up my alley. Thanks Eugene.
thegreenrooster (3060) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a bright cloudy yellow with a large white head. Aroma is super dry with a cracker malt. Flavor is more of the same. A ton of dry bready malt with what I’m guessing is a spicy saaz hop. Finishes very clean and you could deffinatly put away a few of these on a warm afternoon.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly clear, warm gold with a tall, foamy, white head.
Scent is grain, malt, yeast....
Taste is slightly herbal bitter, grain/bread
Crisp, just slightly sour.
Very good, easy drinking beer.
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a hazy gold with a decent white head. Aroma of malt, grain, and yeast. Taste is malt, grain, yeast, a touch of citrus, and a touch of grass. Very nice!
alobar (2593) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear straw yellow with a tall white head. Aroma of lemon and grain. Smooth with a mostly lemon flavor with hints of spice and grain,. One of the better ones I’ve had in this style.
queenholly (2569) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at DLD. Nice solid barley malt aroma. Hazy yellow with a large white head. Barley malt and light lemony flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Overall, very clean and crisp.
madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at GTMW - Pours yellow with a huge foamy white head. Nose is huge rustic grain, light honey, and a touch of floral hopping. Taste is the same, with a little more hops. Nice graininess. Thick and fluffy. Wow...awesome stuff.
TAR (2401) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught at Urban Chesunut: Foggy lemon. Scattered foam with a jagged collar. Strong sulfur odors accompany a yeasty nose of dough and paint, with off notes of husky malt (burnt wood) and apple. Hint of DMS and metal shavings, and only a trace of hoppy nectar. Loose, prickly carbonation. Lemony hop twinge gives way to husky malt which discharges a burnt wood astringency, immediately displacing the crackery aspects. Hops are very oily with a spicy tickle. Abundance of doughy, vitamin-B-laden yeast deadens the brighter shades of lemon. Unremitting huskiness ensures no brightness is to return. Floral softness shyly exudes, though the malt is continually lifeless with a papery, stale wafer-cookie dullness. Severely fuzzy and muddled throughout, with an uncanny void of malt, mineral, and hop vividness. Finishes wafery and dull with stewed apple and tacky paintlike yeast compounding the muddled nature, though a late but crisp mineral and hop nectar flourish somewhat salvages drinkability. Well, as a huge fan of Franconian lager, I couldn’t have been more excited about this brewery. But I must say is this is a rather depressing example of zwickelbier! Yeasty and unclean to the point of inducing nausea. Sadly, considering the other six or seven offerings being poured at the time of my visit all share the same general character to this one (unfinished, very muddled, unclean), it’s safe to say this is a brewery with its heart in the right place but perhaps lacking the brewing skills. And if it helps to add objectivity to my review, I drove a little over 2 1/2 hours each way to sample just this beer fresh from the source, as zwickelbier generally fares poorly in the bottle, which means I *really* wanted to like it. Oh well.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 3/31/11. Sampler from the Brewpub. Hazy with a golden hue. A nice halo of white head. Aromas of popcorn and medium roasted toasty malts. Nice malty nose! Medium bodied with a fresh zing! Nice malty body. Solidly produced with nice use of the malts and yeast. Grassy and citrus hops juxtaposition with the doughy yeast. Fresh and well made!