PhillyCraft (10979) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2019 Backlog. Bottle. pours a dark golden with smaller to medium head. Notes are passionfruit, pine, grass, bread, and spice. Fuller bodied with too much booze in the aftertaste. Warming Beerhunter111 (29497) - Beerland, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2018
Many thanks to Erzengel for sharing! A clear dark golden beer with a mid-sized most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of resionous hops, reddish malt, spruce. Taste of intense bitter resinous hops, pine needles, red malt, caramel, long resinous bitter finish. Erzengel (11968) - Saarland, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2018
2014 vintage. Fresh and fruity deep thick nose. The beer starts deep and rich. Lots of floral piney hop oils, moderate sweetish-dry body. A bit viscous, honey-like, very dry. Fruity and moderate bitter in the back, round and deep, pine and resin with a dry grainy bitterness. Very dense and rich with still a high drinkability. Interesting! Mrnoluv (363) - long beach, California, USA - APR 29, 2017
Beautiful golden color, the smell is yest, wheaty, the taste is very bitter, very hoppy. Not very malty, needs a little more ABV but at good beer. 5000 (7050) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Bottle:   Let me just start by saying that Founders can seemingly do no wrong.   This is one of those examples where you cross two styles and it works, works well.   Vibrant straw in color, perhaps a tinge of orange, nice moderate to large foamy off-white head, with nice lacing.   Sweet bready aroma, light, almost grassy but not quite.   Smooth on the tongue, well balanced, even a bit chewy.   Its like the best of both worlds, slightly hoppy but the body of a rich lager.   Big thanks to pailhead for sending one my way.   Generally not a big fan of the style, but this one drinks way too easy.   Its a bit warming too which ain’t bad at all.   Great beer!
slowrunner77 (17413) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Maybe a touch past its prime. Like a big thick Pilsner, still with some spicy and grassy hops, clean sweet leaning grainy malt. Full body for this style. I like, but didn’t love it. screigh (855) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Pours a hazy gold color. Thin white head. Some lacing. Aroma is a bit perfume like. Biscuit like malt character with an earthy hop finish. deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Poured from a bomber. Slightly cloudy pale yellow. White foamy head dissipates quickly. Heavy tropical fruit aroma-mango and peach plus some pepper and earth. Hops are fruity and spicy accompanied by moderately sweet malts. Bitterness is spot on - up front and center, but not bitey. Light fizz, smooth body. Nice beer. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a deep golden yellow. Nice aromas of hops/citrus/peppery. Nice hoppy flavor, spicy/pepper, alcohol shows up in the back end. Ron (5224) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle aged for a year in my cellar. Clear, golden body. Frothy white head, rapidly diminishing. Aromas of toasted grain and alcohol. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and moderately bitter, with a lingering bitterness. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Alcoholic from start to finish. Guess I should not have let this sit around too long.