ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.
A: Pours a gorgeous straw color. The head isn’t much, though - not even a finger high (white shade), and retention isn’t any better (read: poor). No real lacing is left behind, either. But the body is beautiful enough to make me overlook its crappy head.
S: Honestly, I don’t get much. Maybe a hint of bready malts, and a (admittedly decent otherwise) noble hop profile. At least what’s there is quite nice - it would be a good aroma if it were stronger. As it warms up, it seems to become a little bolder.
T: There are some nice noble hops right from the start. They’re mild, but they work really well. The finish is lightly sweet. To me, this beer is more conducive to drinking than analyzing - it doesn’t have much in the way of standout qualities or bold flavors, but by gawd, it just works extremely well.
M: Quite dry and crisp. Well carbonated, too. Maybe a hair overcarbonated, but that’s a trifle. This goes down more than easily enough.
O: The aroma may not have been up to snuff, but the actual taste of the beer was. And that’s all I really care about. There’s nothing like a good lager in the right mood, and this hit that ’right mood’ extremely well.
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle....yellow/straw w/ a small off white head....
-smells like a lager’
-up front sour matiness
-nothing to it
-let me rephrase...nothing great to it
-I don’t think I’m a lager fan ...this beer was a reminder of that
-its not the worst lager I’ve ever had...but wouldn’t buy again (unless they change the recipe)
-I had to drink it quickly because I didn’t care for the aftertaste of sour
-rating from 2-9-2010
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"i think this one was way better than the avg. indicates. grand champion indeed. might wanna change that all malt lager pic though - different beer. mellow but enticing earthy fruity aroma. wonderful to taste and very well balanced. one of the best in catergory."
KyotoLefty (7134) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Pony Bar. Medium gold color with lace. Nice malty, biscuit nose. Light bitterness, nice lemony, floral hops at first, but in the end, rather plain.
Darkmagus82 (1939) - - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-4-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Poured a pale yellow colored brew with a big white head. The head has a good level of retention but eventually fades to leave very little lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a bready and caramel smell with some lighter hints of citrus.
Taste – The taste on this one is rather simple and non-complex. It taste begins with some lighter malty and bready flavor. These flavors are soon met by a light caramel sweetness and a light citrus flavor which take the taste to its end.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is light and the carbonation rather average. The light body suited the simplicity of the beer very well. A little more carbonation may have better suited the brew however by making it even more refreshing. With that said however, the mouthfeel overall was still done rather nicely.
Overall – Very easy drinking and a nice session style brew. Good for drinking on long nights with pals.
conway (1894) - - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear pale gold with a tight white head. Aroma is corn like malt and some light fruity sweetness. Taste follows closely. Solid mouthfeel and lively carb. Super drinkable. One of the better readily available lagers I've had.
John25 (935) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2014 Bottle. Clear gold. Aroma of sweet corn, pilsner malt, and light grains. The taste is sweet, light, and clean with some lemon and biscuit mixed in. One of the best lagers I’ve had - no bite, super smooth with prominent German malts. Clean but, rich mouthfeel with high carbonation. Very very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
60minuteman (990) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Lots of malt. Dark malt, some spice, molasses, and more malt. A medium bodied brew. Pretty quick in duration. Straight and to the point but it is well done.
Bulk_Carrier (2517) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a clear light golden color, small frothy head, fast fading head leaves rings and spotty lacing.
The smell has mainly just malts, not much else.
The taste is sweet through the malts.
The palate is about a light to medium on the body, sessionable, sweet aftertaste and sweet and watery finish.
Overall, its an easy drinking Munich Helles, decent for the style, good for me and great with food.
czar (5207) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours clear bright yellow with a small white cap, little retention and lacing. grassy noble german hops, fresh maltiness and cereals - slightly corny, hint of sulfur, some fruitiness, chalky and slightly dusty/minerals. hint of cardboard and lemon. moderate carbonation, light body, dry crisp and lightly bittering herbal-grassy finish. quenching. underwhelmed by its macro-allure. o-k, still..