polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of sweet dough, honey, caramel and cereal malts. Hazy dark tan with lots of small particles and a fizzy off-white head that fully diminished and left no lace. Flavor is medium sweet and not bitter at all. Palate is medium bodied and watery with soft carbonation. Overall a good one for the style but the style is pretty one dimensional.
obguthr (4072) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong dark honey and kibble aroma. Cloudy amber, thin head. Medium body. Less rich on the palate, but same honey and kibble flavor with an additional lemony tang. Low hop presence.
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
poured from a 5 liter mini-keg, so no light and no oxidation. cloudy dull orange-colored body with a tall white head with lasting retention and thick lacing. in a croc it actually smells decent (hay / grass noble hops with mild juiciness; doughy, soft yeast; wheat and pale malt cereal character), but in a less-forgiving glass there’s all sorts of problems. the yeast is metallic and gamey (wet dog hair, ugh) and _very_ banana-heavy, and the hops wet / moldy while the malt is muddled and sourish. carbonation is low and creamy; muddy wheat / wort malt flavor; medium sweetness; low bitterness; medium-low acid; somewhat flabby body. well, it had potential right at the beginning, but a glassware change exposed this one as very much like the rest of the Veldensteiner line: unclean and yeasty with weak, flabby malt. the positives here are that the yeast does not taste like it smells; instead it’s creamy and doughy and seems to mute the malt and hops enough that it works as a "simple, sweet, yeasty German-type lager".
ccex (958) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vottle pours a hazy brownish-orange with big white head and some lacing. Aroma is full of lemon, bread, and grass. Taste is Lemony/grassy at first, sweet in the middle, and ends up with a dry finish. Body is light to medium with average carbonation. Mouthfeel is slightly oily. A very good if somewhat obscure session beer in a style I’ll have to check out more often.
tbopslt (350) - New York, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange pour. Excellent carbonation. Hints of fruit aroma. Smooth. Very good session beer.
cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by greg, pours a clear light brown with a very thin white head, the aroma is sweet with a little bit of malt but nothing really stands out, the flavor is light on the malt and has a little bit of bread and yeast in the finish, pretty sweet but the flavor just doesn’t come through, meh.
BillWyce (740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes: Poured hazy straw color with a slight orange tinge and a 3-finger white head. Aroma is lemony, with light undertones of grass and yeast. Body is light, but a touch oily, with a dry finish. Lemony flavor up front, giving way to a sweetness from the malt syrup or honey that lingers in the finish. A touch of biscuity yeast as well.
frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light aroma of sweet toasted bread. Golden color with slight haze, small white head. Creamy entry gives way to a little zip then finishes dry. Toasted bread, hay, bisquit notes. Light carbonation , good with sausages to whipe pallet clean.
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL bottle. Poured medium golden-orange with a creamy, well-retained white head. The aroma picked up toasted honey and rice with light herbal and detergenty accents.. very "organic" feel to it.. OK. The flavor found more adjuncty sweetness and a touch of wheat at the core.. light orange and herbal bitterness plus sharp carbonation around.. finished with an odd sticky sharpness.. this was an odd brew, and I wasn’t a huge fan.
Wanja (673) - GERMANY - DEC 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml swing top. Natural dark-orange color. Bottle poured a nice stable white head. Very - maybe even too - mild taste of toasted malt.