BierMeHoos (587) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro.
How: 12 ounce can.
Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow body, white head, lots of lacing.
Aroma: Mild sour grain, hop resin and pine goodness.
Taste: Pine, and grapefruit, pith and a strong bitter finish.
Palate: Light body, strong drying.
Overall: Clean and crisp, bright hop notes, and refreshing.
rdixon77 (2681) - Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice and crisp lager. Had nice floral hops over a strong malt backbone. Lots of character for a lager without straying too far from the style. Good stuff.
blipp (9033) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours clear gold with a white head. Light floral hop bitterness, a clean malty base, and some lingering saaz hops. Solid; very drinkable.
ozzy70 (1073) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 9, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can. Poured clear golden, foamy white head. Aroma was floral, pine, grass. Taste was light bitter, hops.
ClarkVV (6542) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned 6/16/16, drunk 8/31/16.
Good clarity (high) with nothing left behind in the can...interesting. Must be low-level filtration, because this definitely doesnít taste heavily filtered. Straw-blonde body has golden tints and a large, well-retained, white head.
Again, the first thing I get, is Bells house character. Must be the water...since this is obviously not their house ale yeast. Pepper and herbs, with bits of sourdough-like maltiness and white grape abound. American hopping isnít overdone, and actually mimics the noble hops pretty well, if rather much more intensely (nectarine, lemon, orange, light pine). Everything is quite rich and intense, but itís fairly well balanced but for a bit of excess pine/sourdough. Clean, for sure.
Very malty in the mouth, with strong honey and moderate sourdough-like toastiness. Big pepper and dried herb notes slowly give way to lemon, orange rind, white grape and light pine, but are in turned checked, slightly, by more sticky, moderately sweet malts on the finish. Soft, malty, almost sticky texture with ample, engaging carbonation. Could see this being a bit of a trainwreck fresh, as even after 2+ months, itís still VERY assertive and has a bit more pine and sourdough than I want.
jsmerig (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste is light and citrusy with a note of pine. Smooth with a tiny hint of hoppyness. Like a session IPA.
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ganache (5773) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from VE. Nose strongly floral, some surprising rubber/plastic, pour clear and richly golden with a frothy b right white head. Taste medium bitter and hop-forward, sunny grainy malt in good balance, grassy and floral, medium resin, pine, some interesting background fruity-spicy notes that Iím not too familiar with. Light sweetness accumulates to medium by the end. Moderately soft medium body but perfectly crisp, very approachable, with the sense that the hops mightíve been overdone. Very fresh and juicy, lightly sticky lips and late-noticed lace, I could see this combination working very well in a rye beer or porter, and there are some very slight similarities to ícountryí rye and spelt saison (save, of course, the mouthfeel). A lot of fun, this one. [2016.09.07: 3.5]
eggraid101 (79) - Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pored from a can. Thin head, straw color. Aroma of pine, grass, wet barn. Nice full body for a lager. Delicious, clean beer with nice hoppiness of tangerine, melon, a light sweetness. Great summer beer. Another great one from Bells
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trapped (2976) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Faintly cloudy pale yellow, small foamy whitish head, faint malt aroma, high carbonation, \crisp malt taste, smooth body, abrupt finish with little bitter aftertaste. Very smooth and satifying.
Suttree (6325) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Suttreeís. hazy yellow, with fluffy white foam. Faint aroma is lightly sweet, maybe some grassy notes. Taste is fresh bread, black pepper and grassy hops.