VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very clear, pale yellow body with a thin white head. Lightly sweet, very mild hops, slightly grassy. Starts out with mild malt and mild lemon zest; finishes doughy and slightly hoppy. A solid beer, but overall I’m not that impressed.
pivo (2621) - GERMANY - JUL 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wet hay nose, pale yellow color. Sweetness up front - pronounced honey tones. Low bitterness, but nice. Pretty smooth lager. Average lager in the larger scope of things, but a great New World effort.
YogiBeera (2533) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straw yellow, nearly no head Ligth carbonation, light nose, light hoppy taste, but really like ...nothing. Served a bit to cold - so that might have been the problem.
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
#2 of 3. very nice. pours dark golden color. a little skunky aroma similar to heineken, but as to be expected with this style. plenty of malts here, very nice tasting beer. good, not as good as prima pils though. taste is malty and rich. nice beer.
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark gold/straw. Aroma of malt, lemon, slight honey, and wheat. Tastes malty, with a crisp citrus, hop finish.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bleached gold-tinged straw. Loose-bubbled, collapsing white head. Sweet, toasted hay aroma infused with grassy hops, perfume, and lagery mineral notes. Spicy fennel, lemon zest, and honeydew notes reside underneath. Fuzzy carbonation. Rounded body. Subdued mineral and dough flavors immediately soften the body with a fairly lemony and airy undertow. Flowers and fresh melon trail the sweet hay subtleties alongside restrained spicy hops. Finishes grassy, yet with less snappy hop bitterness/dryness and more softening doughy pilsner malts, along with a mild note of clover honey. Much to my chagrin, there’s minimal zip to the carbonation, and the malt presence has less depth than you’d expect, which, in turn, detracts rather than accentuates the elegant hop components. While certainly a respectable Dort, this doesn’t hold a candle to the likes of Sly Fox Helles.
freekyp (1564) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2004 Clear golden yellow with medium pure white head, this beer has a grainy/grassy aroma and flavor with aa hint of perfume. Well-balanced and even on the hop tip. Slightly honey sweet with crisp finish. Not a lasting aftertaste.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very pale clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is grassy. Taste is malty, grainy and earthy with very mild hops. Moderate sweetness. Mouthfeel is well rounded and light at the same time. Not my favorite style but not bad either.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(sample @ brewery) very pale yllow, bright, with a pretty white head. aroma is relatively neutral-hop and malt balanced and very light. flavor is crisp with a good hop finish-tastes like saaz. simple, easy to drink beer, well-balanced.
aracauna (3189) - Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I wasn’t expecting this, but this is a pretty cloudy lager. Medium gold with a soapy white head that fades. Chalky malt aroma is followed up my more of the same (if there’s such a thing as a malty pale lager, this is it). The hops are reserved adding just enough spiciness and bitterness to balance the beer out. Nice lager.