Hopmaestro (1821) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2018 Bartzilla (624) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I get this in 6 pack cans. Nothing glamorous here. It’s an easy drinking lager and I just had one right after a Tecate. Marginally better. Though I wasn’t expecting to be blown out of the water either. I’d only suggest dumbing down the price of a 6’er a little, especially if this is the intended nature of this beer. Don’t get me wrong, not a bad beer for a standard lager, but for $10.99 a 6 pack, I was hoping for something notable to write about. Doesn’t get me shit-housed like Big Eye, so that’s a plus. Still $4 cheaper than a 6 of Sculpin, so that’s good too. One little thing that irks me, however... the cans are packed so tight that it’s impossible to crack one open, even as slow as possible, without it spraying globules of beer over everything in an 8-12" diameter. I like the beer and I love LOVE Ballast Point beers, but I can’t return to this on the regular.
Aroma of biscuits, crisp malt and straw. Taste has a white bready character with a rather mild hop profile and slight corn. Standard lager one might say, only a tad better. Decent.
george_sanchez (38) - - NOV 4, 2017
I love this brewery, and this lager is true to their character. Easy drinking, nothing you wouldnt expect for a lager. Well made, pale straw in colour, lasting head. Good choice! mike67 (1286) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2017
12 oz can. Pours golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is short and semi-dry. Good brew. Larry_Duffman (618) - - SEP 21, 2017
I poured it from the can into a pint glass. It pours golden with a fluffy, white head. The aroma is fruit and grain. The taste is fruit, biscuit, and tea. This is a nice, easy-drinking beer. There's a lingering tartness to it. I could do a few of these. joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2017
Draught at the taproom in Little Italy, San Diego.
Clear golden coloured with a small white head.
Malty aroma of hay, grass and hops.
Malty flavour of hops, grass and berries.
Ron (4258) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2017
At Buttonwood with Dan and Joe. The aroma is sweet with notes of Halletaur hops. The flavor is sweet with light notes of grass, leading to a dry finish. Helped my swing the next few holes. Iphonephan (7474) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2017
From a 12 oz. can. Pours a clear pale gold with a big white head. Aromas of sourdough bread. Light sweet and light bitter flavors along with a light body.. MarcoDL (5470) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2017
Can. Aroma of pale malt and some citrus. Fresh taste of pale malt, citrus hops and some hop bite. Very thirst quenching, nice on a hot day. Good lager! Darwenus (1163) - Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2017
This is a relatively run of the mill lager, and it’s too sweet for me. It pours yellow with a little foam. The aroma is standard lager. Hay, sugar, a little vanilla, a little bit of grassy hops. The flavor is like the aroma, but the finish is sweet enough for this beer to wear out it’s welcome with me pretty quickly. oobawa (1858) - Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2017
Lemon and yeast nose, mild and inoffensive to the Bud-Miller set, I guess. Looks a bit weak--or macro--for a lager, pale yellow with a fleeting head and teensy-weensy flecks of lace. Taste is bready malt coupled with lemon-apple esters and a very mild tart finish. bright and yellow and weak, hops nearly undetectable on the back end. Fade is doughy and underwhelming--like me in high school! Come on, Ballast Point. Just because you’re technically a macro brewery now doesn’t mean you have to start brewing macro swill. (I know, I know, they still brew plenty of solid beers. Weak lagers just annoy me.)