notalush (5708) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - pour is turbid orange - lively carbonation with a well-sustained head - aroma is juicy, sweet, doughy, lightly wheaty - simple but pleasant - low carbonation - fairly creamy texture - flavor is muddled doughy yeastiness, moderate acidity, over ripe apples - finish is lightly bitter, with more lingering doughy yeast - serviceable, but kinda disappointing.
queenholly (3619) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown bread, sweet lemony tea, barley malt aroma. Cloudy straw gold with a small white head. Sweet bready/yeasty barley malt flavor with the barest hint of hop presence in the finish. This stuff goes down very easily.
beastiefan2k (3388) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5L mini keg I drank with friends during my wedding. Making it simple I am just going to steal a line from mj (read more of his ratings for further detail without the whole type of glass element): a simple, sweet, yeasty German-type lager. Earthy, bready, toasty, yet a German lager yeast without off flavors. However, I enjoyed the straight forward simplicity of the beer, as well as the unfiltered aspect. Hard to find a similar product without the oxidation or skunkiness. Maybe that is why my bar is set lower.
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml gravicask with pasta at some Trattoria in Venice. Golden clear body, bubbles stick to the glass, creamy head and nice lacing. Honey, hops, peach and nectarine aroma. Honey, flowers, some butter, fruit and cheese in taste. A bit metallic, maybe because of the container? It was actually the only beer they served in this place.(18.05.13)
EithCubes (5476) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing-top. Nose has pleasant country yeast, a little cellar with celery and spice, light but sharp citrus but otherwise generally muted hops. Pours a deep, dull golden on he road to burnished copper with a creamy bright white head. Taste features controlled malt sweetness, faint grain, faintly spicy hops, notes of cream and vanilla, rustic yeast, hint of nuts, possibly even roast grain in the deep bg. Clean, gently crisp light-medium body. Well done! Super-duper refreshing quality here.
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from consumers beverages in niagara falls. Pours deep clear golden with a big white head. Aroma of honeyed cereals. The flavour is nice clean and lightly malty. Very nice lager, just a little under hopped. This is the first beer in this style that I’ve found lacking hops.
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 (5491) - 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 (9064) - 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 (1185) - 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.