3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2015 From draft at Brauerei Bayer. Nearly clear gold body with a fluffy lasting white head. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
- Perle, Hallertau Tradition, Hallertau Hallertau hops (changed to Saphir in 2015), but the lemon juiciness screams Spalt Select for me. Oily and slick with low acidity until late. Carbonation is somewhat low and loose but works well. Malt is honey-pastries and succulent. Off-dry, juicy, peppery and slightly phenolic. Really juicy and bright, some acid developing late in the finish. Musty / minerallic / sulfuric (light). Very clean and juicy hoppy example of Franconian kellerbier.
Retried in November 2015 and it was doughy and dull :/
gravity keg offering @ churchkey. nutty soft toasted raisin bread. touch of wet herbs. soft. drinkable. jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Gravity @ Churchkey. Slightly hazy deep gold with a small head. The nose is super bready. Honeyed toast, some nuts. Mild caramel. Grass. The taste is pretty earthy. Dirty grass, honey. Toast. Creamy finish. Light body, light carbonation. Pleasant. dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On firkin at Oblivion. Murky gold pour with no head. Malty noble hop aroma with some bread notes. Smooth malt body, bread and sweetness balanced well with a nice hop bite. Good stuff.
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Gravity keg at Max’s. Pours clear gold with a large, frothy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is corn and Pils malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, a clean lager character and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
On cask at Beer Revolution. It pours a cloudy yellow color with a smallish white head. The aroma is bready with some surprising bright hop notes of lemongrass and herbals. There’s even a hint of tartness amongst the lemon and bread. The flavor is similar with light maltiness, mild tart lemon (almost berliner like) herbal, lemongrass hops and a finish that vanishes abruptly. The mouthfeel is light but creamy. Very nice. I could drink this one all night. GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Gravity keg on tap at Jester King anniversary party. Pours hazy golden with a nice head. Nice clean bready lager. johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 11, 2011
On Cask at Nerax North
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thin white head with light retention. Smells of butter, butterscotch, toffee, no hops. I really don’t want to taste this after I smell it and I begin to wonder if young lagers should even be put into casks and served. I taste much of the same butter flavors with a moderate bready caramel deep underneath. Medium body, light carbonation with a sweet almost sugary mouthfeel.Yeah uhm if I find a bottle I would try it, but cask maybe not. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2011
On tap at CK for the gravity keg event. Poured a cloudy orange with no head. Aroma holds lovely biscuit, sourdough and rye, and spicy noble hops. Flavor brings a pure biscuit and caramel presence with a touch of citrus and even a bit of nectar fruit. Palate is light, creamy, and low in carbonation. Quite nice. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2011
On tap at CK for the gravity keg fest. Pours hazy golden with almost no head. Lemony sourdough, bubblegum, and biscuit round out the aroma, while the flavor trends towards refreshing lemon juice, caramel malts, and a hint of orangepeel. Light body with low carbonation, with a clean crisp finish.