heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Deep, bright amber with lots of fast moving bubbles. There is a slightly off white head on top of the richly colored body. The nose is a little grainy with some bread crust and potatoes. The taste is largely raw potatoes and beets. The finish is grainy with bread
crust and a little bit of bell pepper. Good for the style. Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Pours a crisp golden color with a thin bubbly white head with a few streaks of lacing. Aroma is almost like a fart - grassy and cow soap. Taste is light, cereal and grainy malts, with a light citrus grassy hops. cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2010
On tap, pours a golden color with a thick white head, aroma is of corn/grain and is very sweet, the taste is fairly bland and has a sweet touch to it, overall I think this is overpriced for what you get. Wheatyweiss (29) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Poured from a twelve once bottle into a czechvar glass.
Pours a medium straw with a decent head that recedes to a cap and laces adequately.
Aroma is of light malt and toasted bread with honey. Light noble aroma, slightly floral. Crackery malted notes dominate.
Flavor opens with well attenuated malts. Flavor is of hard tack bread and sourdough biscuits. Middle brings slight hops flavor. Hops are light and slightly bittering with a bit of fruitiness, but not well represented which I don’t expect out of this style. Finishes dry even though the malt is heavy in this brew and a bit sweet. Hops actually finish with a flavor that I can only describe as floral, like rose hip tea.
Mouthfeel is crisp, carbonation is a bit high. There is a bit of a light mouthfeel given the flavor, but I think tis is what Kirby was after with this brew.
Overall I will say that this brew is a PERFECT bridge between BMC and light BMC to a good beer. This is what a lager should taste like and the malt is excellent in this one. This beer is flying off the shelves, and I have heard this first brewing is sold out, and I can tell why. This is a beer for macro drinkers that think that this is close to a macro, but isn’t. The biggest thing I like about his beer is it has what other American Lagers don’t have, flavor. I do think that other reviewers have been extremely harsh on this beer and have not rated it according to style, which it is excellent in it’s style guidelines.
I hesitate to rate beers really high. That said, based on the style this is a HOME RUN. Keep it up Kirb.
Reviewed on: 04-24-2010 jbuzz (830) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Pours clear gold- yellow color with a white head. Aroma of cereal grain. I imagine it being mush better served out of the can. I found some tin hints.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Pours a crystal clear bright golden yellow color with a s super tiny white head. Aromas of sweet cereal grains.Hard to pull much more out of it. Flavor is of sweet grains,bread,anf a hint of hop at the end. The mouthfeel is very smooth which adds to the nice flavor.This is a great pairing for a Wisconsin fish fry!
dekester1 (366) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Poured a nice strong gold with a nice that faded to a decent lace. Nice light malt/grain aroma. Taste is good - malt with corn edge with a mild hop finish. Overall, a very good lager. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
12 oz bottle from the Binnys Singles Rack (Orland Park, IL). Pours a pretty much clear straw yellow, well carbonated with a decent whitish head that turns to loose bubbles, dies to a non-existent film. Minimla lacing. Aromas are some light skunky pilsner malts, floral and grassy hops are light, cereal grains and bread. Simple, a little off putting for me. Initial is bread and cereal grains first and foremost, light bodied with a touch of honeyed grains, light grassy hops, no real spice though. Smooth and goes down easy, but nothing really there.. sure there is a light crisp malt body, but it needs a kick of hops to give it life and balance. Dissappointing for me. Probably not a bad beer, but one that lacks balance, life, and frankly leaves me little desire to drink it aside from choosing over Macros and "Premium Lagers" like Heineken. Ploy. bpreo (2836) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Another American style Pale Lager, brewed in Wisconsin. This is as basic as it gets, and that’s a good thing. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle: Pours a clear pale golden with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a mildly sweet pale malty nose with some earthy noble hops and a touch of lager yeasty esters. Starts with average fullness and a good light malty sweetness giving way to a crisp grassy hop bitterness before a smooth bittersweet finish. Pale lager is not one of my favorite styles, but this one is done fairly well.