jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a tight white head and yellow color. Aroma is very mild lemon-citrus. Taste is lemon-citrus hops bite, secondary grain.
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold in colour with a thick white head. Faint on malt in aroma. Crisp malt in mouth with light hops in finish. Very decent lager.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep golden colour, slightly hazy. Aroma is great. Loaded with bright zesty/floral noble hops. Flavour is a bit watery though. Lightly crackery and a nice herbal hoppiness. Soft bitterness and a long lingering spicy finish. Comes across more pils than helles.
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de gazon et de pain. Apparence: Couleur blonde claire. Mince col mousseux. Faible densité des bulles. Large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales. Court arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture crémeuse. Arrière goût d’agrumes. Faible effervescence en bouche. (Rating #213)
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clearish golden, direct pour covered by a superb small white cover with a very lacy, sticky white foam. Slightly vegetal, very grainy, sweetish lager with a toasty, cerealic palate. Very soft carbonation. Surprisingly filling palate that grows a good dryness, but never offers much hop aromas. Clean and satisfying offering, if maltier than anticipated.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear blonde with a small off-white head. Smells nothing. Unmemorable taste of hay/straw with minimal hop finish. Its main goal is probably to satisfy the macro drinkers. It is much superior to the macro Pale Lagers but that’s not saying a lot. So there is an Alien Beer in Burlington, and like in cheap sci-fi movies it is virtually indiscernible from a normal beer.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light, fresh floral hop aroma. Pale straw colour and thin white head that diminishes to a ring around the glass. Good carbonation - head lasts throughout. Lightly malty flavour with mild cereal and a dry, bitter finish. Light refreshing body. A decent example of a style that is not my favourite by far. On tap (Nov 2003).
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 July 2002: I don’t give a s**t what THEY call it, to me its a slightly more bitter Bud. Very clear and pale, corn sugar hints in the nose and a bitter, unpleasant body and finish with barely a trace of malt make me think this is the brewer’s attempt to really court the masses. They’ve succeeded. Avoid at all costs. 4/2/3/1/5 1.5
May 2005: Hard to believe how poorly I rated this previously; that was probably back in my bigger-is-better phase. This is very crisp and clean, hoppier than I remembered it (saaz I think), the graininess well balanced with a hint of honey and vanilla, and offering an appealing finishing tartness. Not great, but this is somewhere on the border with a decent German pils, not a Bud clone!
ClarkVV (4215) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught 3/5/05 at the pub. Better than pale, light orange/copper color with a small white head. Not much happening in the nose, perhaps some light metallic notes, a bit of grains and dry lager yeast. Touch of hops. Flavor is very unremarkable, but at the same time, it’s quite drinkable for a standard "please-the-swill-drinkers" light beer. No harsh carbonation, some lightly toasted grain notes and some hints of minerals and light chalk. Not any real character or personality, but at least it wasnt too watery.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity-floral hops with mild grainy notes. Golden yellow clear with slight haze, thin white head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Grainy start. Mild oat and barley. Dusty grains, beany. Solid lager taste, nothing fancy but extremely honest - nice bitter finish with grainy bitter after.