BARRYBEERBARON (24) - USA - OCT 26, 2013
Super Easy to drink. Great overall beer. Not overly complicated as to where its really unique. JDBaker11058 (2310) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Appearance: clear pale straw, with two fingers of persistent, foamy, bright white head. Aroma: bright, clean, and fresh, full of floral, grassy hops and toasted white bread. Taste: surprisingly sweet and crackery up front, then there’s some pepper, grassy and floral hops . Finish: clean and crisp, with a bit of sweet grains, lemongrass, aspirin, and pepper. Notes: Really, really liked this. Drank it in less than a minute, I think, because the flavors and palate were so refreshing. Basically a perfect lager, but now I’m sad because I’d only bought the single can. 12 oz can from TW&M in Alexandria, Virginia.
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2016
Pours clear yellow with a small white head. Smells grainy and slightly sweet. Taste is sweet, grain, hints of yeast and hops, as Helles is supposed to be. Light-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point Longfin Lager finishes with a subtle lingering sweetness. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Pours a light yellow with a pretty good white head. Smell is a little bit of grain and grassiness; not the best overall, but for its style pretty good. Pretty light flavor, not surpassing most others of the style as the nose did. Mouthfeel was light and crisp, and drinkability was nice. Overall, very nice for its style, but still lacking in too many departments to justify a higher score than this.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-17-2010 ChainGangGuy (4909) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
12 ounce bottle - Hop City Beer & Wine in Birmingham, Alabama.
tillmac62 (750) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, pale hay-hued beer with a medium-small, white head, though its retention is fair.
Smell: Pils maltiness with softly toasted grains, a little yeasty breadiness, and gentle hop notes of lemon and grassiness.
Taste: Subtle pils malt bill, lightly toasted grains, a modest cereal sweetness. Citrus alongside a minute grassiness, ample peppery hop bitterness. Scantly yeasty. A little more lemon precludes the crisp, easy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium, active carbonation.
Overall: A crisp, clean, refreshing beer for the Memorial Day Weekend.
BOD 140/15. Clear golden pour. World class head volume, outstanding lacing and retention.
Typical lager nose - yeast, mild biscuit malt and a touch of grassy hops.
Heavy light body with a smooth texture. Superbly carbonated with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice prickly finish.
The outstanding flavor profile is intense, a bit complex and masterfully balanced. It begins with a blend of grassy and herbal hop flavor. The middle brings a very mild bitterness that is balanced by a subtle cracker biscuit sweetness. The finish is crisp and a herbal noble hop flavor lingers. doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2008
On-tap at PP C’Bad. Pours clear light yellow with a nice white head, spider web lace. Smells light and malty crisp. Man is this a tasty fizzy yellow beer. Nice tasty malts and then slightly nutty hops. Not nutty in a bad way though. Medium body, good carbonation. superspak (5800) - 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. MarkSachon (1037) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2016
12 oz bottle from Kuhn’s Market in Pittsburgh. Has a nice light and crisp taste, slightly citrus but nothing overdone. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2013
12oz can courtesy of Shane. Thanks!
A: Pale straw color with a 1/2 inch of fluffy white head. Semi transparent and reminiscent of lighter beers.
N: Good mixture of some light lemon, grass, pale malt, and a touch of grapefruit and pine from the hops. Some light banana and green peppercorn. It has an appreciable sensation that works well for its style. Flavors are light and delicate.
T: A strong sense of hop bitterness followed up by a zesty pepper. The malt is the third tier here which I quite enjoy.
M: Easy sipper. Well within style.
O: I’m seeing a lot of low scores from what I assume are non-fresh bottles shipped across the country. I think the cans will mitigate this issue because this is a solid, refreshing beer with a touch of hops and spice to make it worth enjoying. Buy it fresh and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.