Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, here I am drinking a summer seasonal the day after Thanksgiving, but at least it’s pushing 70 degrees here in TN versus the 7 that it was when I left Montana. Pours straw yellow/gold with a medium sized fizzy white head that fades leaving a small cap of foam. Aroma of grassy hops, apple, earthy bitterness. Taste is nice and crisp, the hops have help up better than I was expecting, lots of floral and grassy notes. Light body, medium high carbonation.
BelgianBeerGal (3653) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle bought waiting on new RRS tires. You definitely get the German hops in the aroma and flavor plus a little citrus. Nice, light and refreshing.
Ernest (7120) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2012 Bottle.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, husks), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with notes of lemon zest and chalk.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, chalky.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Not much to say; husky, simple, watery, unclean aftertaste. Terrible label design/art.
Dogbrick (10714) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a hazy pale yellow color with a medium fizzy white head that burns away steadily to a film. Top ring of lacing with spots underneath. Aroma of sweet malt and lemongrass. Light body with flavors of mildly zesty citrus, honey, malt and a touch of hops. The finish is malty with a short citrusy aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
finol (2842) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Rattle N Hum.
Pours pale yellow with a pillowy head.
Summer love! Crisp and high drinkabillity.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw to golden pour soapy white head 3
Avg pal 3
Lightly grassy crisp cirtus a little bread 7
Crisp lifhtly bitter flavor touch of grapefruit touch of grass a light sweetness in thefinish7
A great summer beer crisp & refreshing 15
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ home. Clear golden appearance with a fluffy, pearl white head. Slightly skunky, grassy hoppy, straw aroma. Somewhat bitter, skunky, pale malty, husky, hay, straw flavor. I’m really not enjoying this.
iceman15658 (135) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass. Pours a clear yellow gold with small frothy white head The aroma is on the bready side. Slight wheaty flavor with citrusy grapefruit.
Lowe1983 (1459) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a yellow color with a white head. Grainy aroma with some citrus to go along with it. Light flavor with the citrus and lemon up front with the caramel malts and grains to finish.
TAR (2581) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Glistening blonde. Pasty white head shows good retention. Lemony and peppery hops (Tettnang?) prominently line the aroma along with some faint huskiness and hints of circus peanuts and doughy yeast. Firm body. Stiff carbonation. Opens with a juicy and rounded punch of lemony hop acids which gradually merge with lightly husky malt and an onset of doughy yeast. Snippets of peppery hop bitterness persist, scratching the palate and offering some welcomed definition and perfumey vigor to the supple hop flavors. Doughy yeast takes foothold and never fully subsides, deadening a large portion of the hoppy brightness as it contributes unnecessary weight. Consequently, the body remains slick in texture and borderline nauseating because of the oppressive yeast and odd suggestion of circus peanuts. Dry and deeply hoppy finish showcases a medley of grass, herbs, and lemon atop a honey-kissed Pils malt foundation. Has the similar framework of Prima Pils, which typically ranges from very dirty to putridly unclean, but this is marginally cleaner. While the malt is a little husky and the yeast rather doughy, the hop character nicely juggles flavor with bitterness, with neither being overaggressive. Would love to see this bottle-conditioned and brewed with a Belgian yeast, because the potential is here.