philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010 billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much to speak of regarding this beer. It was far too sweet to be refreshing with a sugary aftertaste and very little hops to speak of.
Bert Grant’s Lazy Days Pale Ale--12 oz. Bottle.
2000 Release. 4.60% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) Clear rich light amber golden color. Mild floral earthy hop front. Nicely toasted caramel pale ale malt body. Slightly thin. Unique hops. Light sweetness and lace. Balanced hop spice and sweet end. Sampled 6/21/2000.
2001 Release. 4.60% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Light white head. Clear thin copper golden color. Amarillo earthy floral front. Mild pale malt body with light malty sweetness and hints of biscuit. Balanced mildly sweet hop end. Tastes rich. Nice hops. Sampled 8/31/2001.
2002 Release. 4.60% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear dark golden color. Crisp mild floral Amarillo hop front. Mild lacy head. Zesty crisp mild sweet caramel malt body. Light biscuit notes. Tangy clean citrus hop spice end. Refreshing, mild, but tasty. Sampled 10/23/2002.
2003 Release. 4.60% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Clear thin amber color. Mild floral crisp Amarillo hop front. Nice flavor. Crisp slightly tangy mild Pale malt light sweet smooth caramel biscuit butterscotch banana body. Clean mild citrus hop end. Mild. Sampled 9/18/2003.
2004 Release--Summer Selection. 4.60% ABV. 30 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Rich mild lace head. Clear thin light copper amber color. Mild floral hop front. Crisp mild earthy doughy caramel biscuit light sweet body. Clean mild crusty hop spice end. Balanced mellow brew. Sampled 6/29/2004.
2005 Summer Selection Release. 4.60% ABV. 30+IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lacy head. Clear bright golden color. Nice floral hop front. Rich mild sweet honey caramel chewy biscuit mild earthy crusty body. Clean smooth balanced hop spice end. Tasty NW Pale. Last Grant’s! Closed. Sampled 11/17/2005. jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Very refreshing pale ale pours copper with decent head. Floral nose. Taste is smooth hops. Rated 5/22/05 jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle, Hmm retired well thats good to know, that could explain the complete lack of hops. Tasted kind of sweet, with little aroma of hops and no bitterness. Pretty watery and boring. Oh well its retired. frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Well... I might have been a little more careful if I knew that this beer was retired. Additionally, I bought it from the exact same shop that Cornfield did about a year ago. Yeesh. Somebody needs to rotate their stock...Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Anyway, this one pours a bright copper body with plenty of carbonation under a short-lived, off-white head. Caramel and biscuit aroma comes across as sweet baked goods. A bit of oxidation in the flavor (go figure) but it finds a decent balance starting with those sweet malts and finishing with a mild dose of bitterness. I’m actually not as disappointed as I thought I’d be.
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The body is a clear, bright copper color with a slender white head that quickly becomes a ring around the glass. It smells mainly of toffee and caramel with a light, indistinguishable hopping. Pretty thin. Up front this has a a sweet malty taste and finishes on a mild, earthy bitterness. No reason to seek this out.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2006
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Malty, faint hops, a little bit watery, but something about this beer just speaks of warm summer days, boat docks, and relaxation. I love it. Exactly what it says it is.."A refreshing pale ale." zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 [bottle - 12 oz] Clear orange pour. No head. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, grain and some slight hops. Slightly spicy and hoppy taste at the front that quickly mellows into a sweet and malty taste. Very fizzy and thin. On the whole, not the best pale ale I’ve had. Panzuriel (2333) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Clear coppery colored liquid. Think and fizzy white foam. nose is sweet and caramel malty. Taste is light and a little thin. mellow malt and a nice hint of bitters on the finish. mouthfeel is a little thicker than anticipated. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2005
Light gold color, lots of lacing, nose of sunflowers and dms trying to pass as malt and hops. The flavor is also a bit boring with a bit of sweetness, tail is creamy but mild. ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Bottled on 4/29/2005. Consumed 9/1/2005. Amber-copper with a brass shine to it. Vigorous pour barely produces a head. A bit of white bubbles fizzle away quickly. Smells like butter, popcorn, fresh floral hopped wort and caramel malt. Wow this sure dosent smell anything like simcoe to me. Just leafy, dry and lightly earthy. Medium-sized bubbles arise, but the body is clear and filtered. Flavor is light, leafy, buttery, sweet malt. Very bready. Fake carbonation. Waxy, big, bubbly mouthfeel. Yuck. Another lame "hoppy" summer ale. Watery. 4 months old and a low gravity summer ale. If they don’t want to get crap reviews of their product, all it takes is a call to remove any remaining bottles from the shelves and have them sent back to the brewery. I have a feeling Bert Grant would not be too happy with this garbage were he still alive.