DuffMan (10596) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2016
On tap @ Ballast Point in Little Italy. Very pale lemony yellow. Lightly fruity aroma, hints of fresh celery. Clean pale grains, light fruit notes. A nice lager. milewide (2302) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Nothing bad, but totally bland and sweet. Low alcohol make it interesting... But not compared to the best session IPAs. GarrettB (1634) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2015
January 20th, 2014 - Longfin Lager is easy to spot in San Diego year round, but it seems to be most appreciated during the hotter months. Of course, all months are appropriate for a beer of this weight in San Diego, so January doesn’t seem too, too weird. It pours like many other lagers, donning a thick white head with bubbles big and small, and underneath a slightly hazy body - just a bit of fog - in a dandelion yellow body. The aroma is dry, but with a single sweet scent, like a concentrated honey flavor. The mouthfeel is intensely active, and in the mid-taste it sweeps aside to reveal that honey touch again. This lasts through a long aftertaste, where the last popping bubbles mingle with a waning honey flavor. Broadly, I like the balance here, but that honey note is a bit sweet, and appears a bit candied in places. But that might be easier to overlook after a day walking along the boardwalk, watching friends on Facebook kvetch about snowstorms, blizzards and slush. rumproasts (5544) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2015
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Medium body with some bread and grassiness. Light hops. Doesn’t do much for me, but solid for the style.
superspak (5871) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 10/26/2015. Pours slightly hazy pale golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aomr aof light lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of light lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of cracker, bread, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from carbonation and bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and lightly grainy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.5%. Overall this is a very nice Helles lager style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
danlo (3176) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
12 fl oz can. Pale yellow gold colour, white foam head that dissipates away and aroma of grains & grassy notes. Taste is grainy, hay, citric, yeasty, with grassy bitterness. Light bodied, medium carbonation, dry grassy slightly metallic bitter finish. Quite OK. ebone1988 (2070) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Aroma is wheat, metallic, corn, light. Appearance is pale yellow, white head that dissipated quickly. Taste is lightly fruity, lots of malt, wheat, light metallic, not much happening. Mouthfeel is crisp, light body, just a little off though. Overall, this is standard for the style. nuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2015
12oz can. Filtered pale yellow-tan body. Thin soda-like head after the initial bubbly pour. A pretty solid lager for sure, clean and classic tasting, nice balance between the straightforward golden malt and the noble hops. Pretty straightforward, good for what it is. mR_fr0g (13154) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Pint at Folsom street foundry. Very pale yellow coloured pour with a fleeting white froth. Aroma is simple grainy, lager notes, slight staling. Flavour is composed of light grains, straw, light apple, metalic, chalky. Palate is thin, highish carbonation. Take it or leave it/ Turboninja (819) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2015
, from WineSpot, Cleveland, USA. Medium aroma with sweet malty notes, almost like in apple cider. Light yellow color with no head. Clear liquid. Medium/light taste of sweet malts. Simple and too sweet. No hardly any hops. Narrow taste spectrum and short sweet malty aftertaste. Light/medium body with medium carbonation. Overall very light, too light compared to German stuff. Might go as a thirst quencher.