Ernest (7164) - 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.
swoopjones (7021) - 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
TheAlum (6825) - 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.
jackl (6747) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Urban Chestnut. Slightly hazy gold with a small head. Nice bread and light floral hoppiness. Fresh peppery hop flavor. Creamy malt. Sharp carb on the finish. Awesome.
jonas (6540) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, Wolnzach version. Cloudy, light floaties. Slightly yeasty, grassy nose, fairly restrained. Medium light body, not chewy enough. Pretty unspektacular finish. Needs more character.
BBB63 (6510) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6375) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 beers this beer poured a dark golden color with a huge creamy yellow-white head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was bready with a faint citrus note. The flavor was bready and a touch nutty with hints of lemon, egg white and pepper. Medium length yeasty citrus and pepper finish. Medium body. Fairly basic.
McTapps (6352) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from local rewe. The beer has got a hazy amber colour with a steady head and medium body. Aroma of hops and biscuits. Taste Of hops, straw, bread, biscuits and pine. Hoppy finish. Nice one.
Strykzone (6223) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. This is hazy and golden. A lemon grass and bready aroma. Some grain is tasted with gentle hops with light fruit and flowers. There is a hint of spice. This is subtle and tasty. I love the low ABV.
bytemesis (6199) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours hazy golden, small white head, dissipates fairly quickly, somesome lacing. Aroma of biscuit, grain, grass. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, touch of citrus, lemon zest. Medium body.