FlacoAlto (4213) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2008
A blast of herbal / menthol hops greets my nose as I pop the tab on this can. The pour from the can produces a one-finger thick, lightish tan colored head. The beer sits in my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip with a murky amber appearance, that takes on an orangish hue when held up to the light but remains deeply hazy. I shouldn’t have poured the entire contents of the can as the initial portions of the pour were quite clear. The aroma is quite hoppy; it definitely has an herbal hop focus, but there is just a hint of citrus zest here as well. Grassy grain notes become noticeable as do notes of crushed malt and soda crackers. The herbal hop component is a mix of light menthol, clean hemp oil and a fresh cut herbal note.TET (3130) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2008
This has a solid bitterness to it that only becomes more biting through the finish of each sip. Grassy grain and herbal, almost grassy hop notes intertwine. A touch of malt sweetness comes through in the middle and finish, but doesn’t really intrude on the hop focus of this beer. Herbal hop notes that are a mix of notes, none of which stand out nearly as much as the overall herbal presence; touches of rosemary, menthol, green hay, wild flowers and a finish of grapefruit zest. Easily quaffable, but not watery; this has a certain presence / heft from the malt, but is still quite drinkable.
This has a huge hop profile for a traditional Vienna (which of course this is not trying to be), and it is quite a nice addition, the fact that this is dry hopped comes through quite nicely with the vibrancy of the herbal / spicy hop character. This is a really nice beer, a perfect accompaniment to the 106°F / 41°C heat we have here today.
Beautiful orange beer with quite large beige head. Very fresh and pleasant aroma: fruits and light flowerness. Flavour is first fresh and fruitfull and it changes bitter and slightly dusty later but it does not bother to enjoy this beer. Quite light to drink with medium carbonation. American hops fits greatly also in to lager. There should be much more lagers like this in the market. Haslinger (960) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Solid malt taste, good aftertaste with some caramel. Good solid feel to the this one. Liked it would buy again kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Date: 06/08/2008afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Appearance: clear amber, fine beige head, scattered lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with touch of breadyness made sweet by light caramel and balanced with light floral hops,
Flavor: dry malt flavor, caramel malt is kept dry by floral and earthy hops, building bitterness, long biter finish,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
12oz bottle served in a lager glass. Pours copper with a one finger off-white head. Smells of caramel, biscuit, and grassy hops. Taste is caramel and dough. Finishes clean, lightly bitter, with some metallic element. It left some pretty incredible lace all the way down the sides of the glass, nice enough to rival some of the best Belgians. Pretty good session lager for the warmer months.
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2008
pours brilliant copper color with medium white head. aroma is overwhelmingly hoppy, especially for style. very nice floral hop flavor with a farily complex malt backbone. drinks almost more like a light ipa than a lager....really yummy beer. DialSquare (5111) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2008
12oz bottle. gold color with a small white head. light hops floral whiskey aroma. hop taste with hints of malt and caramel. K-6.5 Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2009 Bottle. Pours a amber gold body with a thin top. Aroma is pale malt, subtle fruits, and a moderate hop bittering aspect. Drinks pretty easy, with a strong hop kick to finish this one. NDbeerdrinker (167) - West Islip, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours an amber color with thin head. Aroma is not very strong, but is pleasant with slight citrus aroma. Equally malty and hoppy and easy to drink with a slight toastiness. Very good beer and something that I could drink everyday. Stine (1794) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Tap at Rustico. Clear, dull orange; thin rimmed white foam. Sweet, herbal aroma; floral honey, grass and leaves, orange, cinnamon; even keeled malt and hop presence, refreshing and sweet. Fairly basic crisp malt flavor; light iced tea, biscuit, cinnamon, honey; crisp cereals and earthy noble earthiness. Bitterness is citrusy; malt bill full and rich. Medium palate; moderately carbonated, fresh and forward. Satiating and charming, warm, refreshing example; spot on.