ganache (6057) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle. Slightly hoppier nose than their Pale (and rather surprisingly, fruitier), though I’m not coming close to the Saaz they advertise. Has significant pale malt presence with a little powdery Kellerbier, but that’s about it. Slightly hazy golden pour with an oops-I-blinked head. Taste is pale malt and a little celery, edging toward corn but not quite there. Reasonably dry and crisp. Light body but not watery. I’d not turn it down if offered it – serviceable in good humor. gringo332 (645) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Nice sweet aroma. Smells like it will be good. Taste is sweet also, tastes like a lager but much sweeter than most. A little bitterness in the after taste. Tejas (1008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Kinda sweet & malty for a lager. Needs more bite. Not terrible or offensive but not greta either. Below average. One and done. blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
bottle, clear golden pour, good foamy head, nondescript nose, flavor of wet cardboard, malts and some spice, finish is thick and plain AmEricanbrew (7011) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Clear golden with a frothy white head. Mild aroma is spicy with pepper and dry pale malts. Medium body. Flavor is dusty pale malts with a spicy hoppy bite to finish. A dryish lager. Nice on a hot summer day.
DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
15-Feb-08 (330-ml bottle, Best by 27-Aug-08: Purchased 09-Feb-08 for $1.99 at Ledger’s Liquors in Berkeley, CA) Rather flavorful for the style, but in this case, that’s not a good thing because this is not a pleasant tasting beer. Earth, wood, and dry, bitter twigs, but also some light sourness and a floral hop flavor that seems to clash with the dry maltiness. Fairly bitter and astringent finish makes the beer even less drinkable. Light-medium in body and carbonation, and quite dry and cottony on the palate. The nose seems woody and dry, but there’s enough hop character to elevate the nose to acceptability. The body is dark-golden in color and slightly hazy when first poured, but it clears up quickly, showing off the small carbonation bubbles that rise slowly through the beer for the entire session. White head pours small and settles to a thin ring. Overall, the hops presence is welcomed, but because of the unpleasant base flavor, it’s been a real struggle to drink this one. Reid (2626) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Deep golden colour, large thick white head.
Good aroma, mainlly malty with a nice grassy whiff of hops.
Malty flavour, not too sweet though,some hopping noticed at end.
Palate is acceptable for style and I like the fact it isnt "fizzy".
Overall a nice enough beer. mjg74 (3182) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2008 Bottle from Valley Farm Market. Pours a dark golden color. Aroma is corn and some maltiness. Decent flavor with a little bit of bitterness towards the finish. Pretty refreshing lager. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 21, 2008
This pale lager pours a medium yellow gold color from a 33cl bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is grassy and grainy, with a touch of floral hops. A medium bodied lager. The malts are grainy. The hops are spicy and a touch floral. Clean and crisp. Lively carbonation. It’s a decent lager, nothing bad about but also nothing that really stands out. Not that that’s a bad thing. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Yellow, white head. Like any other lager. It was a warm day and I was thirsty so I enjoyed it at the time.