EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Clear yellow pour with a thin white head. Slightly sweet cereal aroma with grassy hops. Sweet flavor with crisp grain, noticeable corn. Fades to a bitter hop finish. Not bad, but I found the sweetness a bit too much for me.
GT2 (9411) - 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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egajdzis (5898) - 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.
ClarkVV (5214) - Allston, 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.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Big fluffy head atop a mid gold body on a sweating glass. Cereal grains aroma, clean, adjuncty, but well made flavor. Rice and grain. Easy drinking.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Aroma of corn, sweet pale malt. Flavor quite corny, grainy, but nothing offensive, quite refreshing in fact. For something modeled after shit, quite good.
JStax (4581) - 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.
reggiedunlop (3632) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog...late 2011/early 2012...i think this is usually a springtime draft @ VBC...pours clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma has some light maltiness...bready...with mild notes of grassy spice and tropical fruit. Flavor is bready and has a malty/corny sweetness...just a touch of grass and citrus. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is slightly sweet.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap- ppured golden copper with a lot of carbonation. Nice citrus and maltiness in the aroma. Taste was very pleasant. If I were to be by a pool in the summer I would be very pleased with this beer. For the category it is very good.
LilBeerDoctor (3663) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light and crisp with some light fruits. Flavor of corn sweetness. Light, crisp, refreshing. There’s not much going on here, but this is a decent pale lager and quite drinkable and refreshing.