hopdog (11593) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Poured a lighter and clear yellow color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of grain, corn, and somewhat fruity. Tastes follow with some honey sweetness. Thinner body. Lacing left on the glass.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
pale yellow, wispy white head,
light sweet malt aroma,
grainy malt flavor, touch of sweetness is balanced by light earthy bitterness,
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 6/20
DocLock (9999) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold color, with hopcit and some fruit in the aroma. Tastes malty, withy some hopcit and honey in the finish. This one should keep the chicks happy.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Victory. Sparkling straw with little to no head formation. Nose is muted honey and pineapple juice. Taste is quite nice- biscuity, decently hoppy with mouth watering saltwater and quenching body. Feels at some times like an upgraded malt liquor with sugar and bitter tinniness but far less metallic approaching zero. Still very sweet lagerish all around but unmistakeable Victory malt profile and attenuation. Webby lacing along the glass.
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jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2010 Draft at PJ Whelihan’s. This is one of the best pale lagers that I have had. Great taste - poured a bod somewhere between michelobe ultra and yuengling....so yellow. Nice sweet aroma, would def try this brew again. solid alc % as well
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2005 Poured a golden color with a small white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of grains, corn, and light citrus. Sweet corn taste, light citrus hoppiness, doughy as well.
kramer (5910) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, at brewery. Pours a clear pale gold with a frothy white head. Pale malts, a little corn, and some crackery malt on the nose. Maybe not exciting, but better than most Pale Lagers. Light, clean and refreshing flavor, you can tell there’s corn in there, but it’s a positive in here actually. Light bodied, fizzy prickly carbonation, unusually clean finish for a Pale Lager. Pretty nice, good corn flavor without all the DMS or veggie flavor.
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pint at Redbones on 7/11/06.
Absolutely, starkly clear with a very light, pale-straw color. Head is initially large, pure white and very foamy, eventually receding to partial cover, with some light lacing. Not all that much carbonation flowing about, certainly a significantly less amount than any macro lager.
The nose, at first, comes alive with crisp saaz-like hoppiness. A bit of light fruitiness and hints of herbs. Soft and aromatic, it slowly allows the yeast to creep in. A bit of vanillin is light, with hints of corn-like biproducts (don’t actually think I smell the corn notes from the actual corn). I’d say it has about a low to moderate yeast bite for a lager, though the yeast is certainly full and easy to detect.
In the flavor, the yeast really plays a major role. Some light minerals, a hint of paperiness and soft, highly attenuated malt. Maybe a touch of corn-meal-like flavors mixed in with a hint of honey. Just the barest trace of green apples and less hops in the flavor than in the aroma (though more bitterness on the end). You can certainly taste the macro-like pale lager yeast. Kind of reminds me of drinking PBR or some mid-tier macro lager, but without any of the cheap, corny/syrupy finish. Very clean.
Obviously a true German lager yeast would be preferred, but that wasnt the goal here and I can respect that. Drinkable and highly refreshing, I found it to be quite successful.
JStax (5465) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured on draft into a shaker pint glass. Super pale yellow with a frothy white head of foam. Alright retention. Aroma is grainy and bready with not much in the way of bitterness. Taste is pretty much corn and water with an aftertaste reminiscent of fresh baked bread. Falt what this is, its great. It ma even be one of the best examples around.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at CAH. Pours a very light golden clear and a thin white head. Aroma is a touch of corn and vegetal, crackery and cereal notes, but still has some dough and fresh malt, very light hops. Flavor is more corn, dms, slight metallic and reminds me of a bad bud, with a bit of a twang in the end. When you make beers like the v-lager helles, there is no need to make something like this. Ugh.