FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2005
The beer pours a brilliantly clear, straw-gold color that sits beneath a frothy pale cream colored head that is an ample 2.5 fingers thick in my small tulip glass. The aroma is fairly clean with some spicy herbal notes, a bit of lemon and a clean, sweet grainy maltiness. For a pale lager the aroma is pretty nice, makes it seem refreshing and inviting to drink on a warm summer afternoon. The beer is quite crisp, with an astringent herbal hoppiness that moves to a nice bitterness as the beer passes through my mouth. This beer is quite refreshing; this would be nice on a hot summer’s day. It is certainly a big step up from your standard BMC; I really like the spicy, lemon tinted, herbal hop notes in this beer. The key to this beer is to drink it pretty cold, I can’t see this tasting nearly as well if I allowed it to warm up to even ale temperatures, as is it is a good rendition of the style. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Clear pale golden with a medium white head. Aroma of light grain and a hint of lemon. For a crappy lager, this actually has a little flavor to it; notes of grain, grass, lemon with some caramel and light hop bitterness making an appearance at the end. Light/medium body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. I’m actually pleased with this beer because I was expecting something god awful and it turned out to be not that bad. IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Poured golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of stale corn and mega skunk. The flavor is stomach-churningly skunky, with some corn and hop notes. Taste like it was brewed with sweatsocks. This beer is crappy enough to deserve to be marketed worldwide in cases of thirty and bought by the millions. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Bottle courtesy of Duane. Bright gold body. The aroma is cooked carrots and some fresh apples. There is a hint of celery salt. The taste has fresh green beans and some spicy black pepper in the finish. There is also a bite of grass. A nice rendition of the style. tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 At NJ Craft Brew Fest 2005: A good lager that stands above most other examples. Very easy to drink with no aftertaste. This would be a good session beer for craft lovers that are just starting out.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2005
pours pale golden, very thin head, decent color and an ok smell, tastes smooth, but body is watery, yet this beer is drinkable. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2005
pours a thin, white head with good carbonation. aroma is light and crisp-mostly malt. Light gold/yellow in color. flavor is crisp with a little sweetness. A bit bland though. Gachupines (1252) - USA - JUN 1, 2005
Pale golden hue with a thin white head. Taste is clean and crisp with slight bitterness in the end. Probably wouldn’t seek this out, but it’s decent enough. Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2005
Courtesy of Wohlfs. Was actually decent for a pale lager. Aroma and flavor are sweet malt and corn. Dry hop finish. Decent. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Brewer said this was brewed in the helles style. Pale gold with small head and moderate carbonation. Aroma is initially much more hoppy than a traditional pale lager or helles. Slightly floral and earthy hops, but then a firm toasted malt aroma is noticed. Flavor is balanced pretty well between hops and light malts. Slightly toasty, sweet, light caramel, and bready pils malt. Moderate crisp and bitter finish.