jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on October 28th, 2012.fidelis83 (2551) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange yellow, darker than the standard "pale lager".
Aroma: Aroma of faint floral hop, some cereal malt but not bad like other pale lagers.
Taste:Some floral notes, citrus, light bitterness, light malt
Palate:Light body, quick aftertaste.
Summary: First off, thanks Ben! I figured it was appropriate to drink this "East Coast Lager" while the East Coast is about to get drenched by Hurricane/Whatever Sandy. To be fair, I see pale lager don’t think very much of the beer. However, I’m impressed with this one. Nice lighter beer, nothing outstanding but it might be the best of it’s category I’ve had. Oh, and Ben, if you are still reading, whatever bad finish you tasted on your sample of this beer is not on this one.
Pours pale gold with a thin, soapy, white head that has decent retention and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is grass, spice, hay, toast, bready yeast and cereal grain. Flavor is mostly a sort of sweet breadiness up front with some toast coming in toward the finish along with the spicy, planty hops. Palate is thin throughout, starts a little oily and finishes off dry with a moderate strength, sharp carbonation. It’s odd, the hops don’t really come in until near the finish, but fade very quick and the beer finishes pretty clean, despite starting sweet and finishing hoppy (relative to the style in both cases), I would imagine this could appeal to many BMC drinkers. Seems more like a premium lager, as is is pretty well hopped and fairly malty, though it may not be all malt. crajun (1279) - , Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
bottle from eel basher to glass; nice aroma of malts/floral. weak piss color pour. taste = hoppy bitterness to me; lessens as it warmed. no thanks. DiarmaidBHK (6171) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle from wine warehouse Charlottesville. Pours dark golden with a quarter inch of white foam which leaves a slight amount of lacing. Not much on the nose except for a faint malt smell. Fairly thin on the tongue witha bit of a citrus thing on the finish. Not as crisp and clean or as flavorful as I’d hoped. j12601 (13488) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear gold with a medium to thick white head. Sweet corn and grain on the nose. Weird grain. Strange, almost chalky bitterness. Sweet and grainy on the finish.
maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2012
It’s got the slightly sweet maltiness of a lot of lagers, but is fairly easy to drink. Pours cloudy with no head. OK, but nothing remarkable. BillWyce (1128) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
From notes: Poured hazy straw color with a small, thin white head that was gone quickly. Aroma was light, with grassy and yeasty notes. Body is a touch on the thin side. Flavor was very light. Grassy, with a touch of yeast and maybe a touch of citrus. rocbyter (2193) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2012
Moderate old grain aroma. Hazy golden color with a medium white head. Mild bitter beginning that fades in the finish. BVery (11513) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bottle. Outstanding for the style - deep yellow pour with a small white head. Aroma and taste feature some grassy hops and a touch of sweetness - excellent alternative to BMC. PorterPounder (8396) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz can. Murky medium gold pour with a rocky white head. Wort-like aroma with some grainy notes. Flavor has some grainy notes, cereal like blandness, pretty plain lager but not bad tasting - does not have the adjunct notes that the big macros have. Smooth mouthfeel, overall, decent.