thornecb (5017) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with little retention recedes to sicken surface leaving spotted sheets. Earthy malt aromas. Soft with caramel and sourdough front to back.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Green Lady. Golden blonde with some light toasted malt and a bit of a yeast character.
vyvvy (5014) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 Pours clear light pale yellow with a white head. The aroma has light pale malt with no hops bitterness detected. It is lightly bready and smooth. Medium smooth body with moderate carbonation. The flavor starts with smooth lager malt, very light toast and a bit of citrus. The taste seems basic, but it is very well constructed. The finish has a light bit of spicy hops and a touch of malty sweetness. This is far from being a fireworks sort of beer, but a its a great no frills beer that will be a perfect summer afternoon beer. (7/4/7/4/15 - 3.7)
Feel the need to update this since the initial rating was a sample at a fest & I’ve had it multiple times since and now in bottles. I see nothing of the original rating notes that needs to be updated, but the consistency from this beer and flavors have really grown on me. The one alteration I would make to my ratings the Hallertau hops giving more of a spicy presence to the taste. This has become a bit of a benchmark for solid lagers to me.
AirForceHops (4995) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Julio’s Liquors. Consumed very chilled. Hazy golden color with standard Co2 level, spotty lace around the edges of the glass. Aroma of Noble hops, grain and skunky lager yeast.
The flavor has a solid malt base with the Noble hops, skunky yeast and grassy notes. Ends on a mild sweetness. Straw hints. This is exactly as it would taste in Germany. A perfect example of the style.
kaser (4599) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellowish with white head. Bitter and slightly fruity. Haven't really liked any of their beers. Had this on tap as part of a flight at urban chestnut brewery.
RobertDale (4550) - 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!
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 500 ml bottle courtesy of Strykzone. Poured a cloudy butterscotch color with a big white had an very little lacing. Nose is floral hops. Medium body and a lively mouthfeel. The flavor is lightly bitter with some floral and grassy hops. Light bitter spicy finish. Good tasting and easy drinking.
JStax (4117) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at the source. Pours a pale gold with a white head of foam. Light corny aroma with some bready notes. Bready sweet taste. Light body and medium carbonation.
GenDV138 (4114) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz draft pour at Urban Chestnut Midtown during RBSG 2014. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of sweet malt, citrus, caramel. Tastes of citrus, sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Malty mouthfeel.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at urban, pours hazy yellow gold with foamy white head. Aroma has sour dough, lemon, fresh yeast. Flavors are really crisp and fresh yeasty bread dough, tingly feel. Very authentic, excellent.