dredmond (179) - Long Island, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
drank last day of August out east on LI, 12 fl oz brown bottle in a beer koozie, slight sample of aroma, definitely deserves to be poured into a pint glass if available, lingers on your palette, solid lager
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bitterbill (2079) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 21, 2017
From Aug 2008
I got this bottle in a trade with jwc215. Thanks Joe!
It pours a yellow gold with about an inch of foam. It shrinks quickly to a fine broken layer and there's not much lacing.
The smell has a good hoppy nose to it along with some grain and caramel malt sweetness.
The taste has a good grainy taste to it along with slight caramel and a good grassy hop flavour. This is pretty tasty and most of the all malt lagers I've tasted have been flavourful, some more than others and I think this one falls on the upper end of the spectrum for the style.
Mouthfeel is definitely medium here and I like it. Carbonation is on the lower end for the style. Again, I like it. It finishes slightly bitter, slightly grainy and what the heck. I like that.
Bottom line: This is a nice Lager; Tasty, good mouthfeel, and quite drinkable. I'm very happy that I got a chance to try it as it is a well brewed product, imho. I'd drink it again. No problem. ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2004
small white head on a golden yellow beer. LIght grain aroma, some malt flavor met by bitterness, but neither are very strong. Light body, finishes on the sweet end MattShizzle (618) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Bottle - from sampler pack. Pretty good. Good malt flavor, enough hops. Clean tasting. emacgee (4748) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Thanks jcwattsrugger. Pours a tanslucent soft pale yellow with a frothy white head. The nose is earthy, sweet, grassy, hay, . The flavor is mildly sweet, grassy, hay, mild bitterness, some waxyness. Pretty decent. Well balanced, no off characters. Some waxy bite on the way out.
wlajwl (7347) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Rather good aroma for a pale lager, bready and slightly sweet. It has a rather simple but effective pale lager taste to it, it has a light bitterness to it, the label doesn’t lie. Pretty good pale lager. jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Location/Date:Bottle on October 28th, 2012.UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
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.
gold hue, white head. solid dough nose and mouth. generally trends sweet, light grass. medium body. DrnkMcDermott (3201) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Single bottle from HyVee, Davenport. Hm, pours a golden color when my impression of an "East Coast" lager is shaped by the more amber colored Sams and Brooklyns and Yuengling. But okay. Sudsy head, lots of bubbles clinging to side, and a pronounced papery oxidation smell under the cap make this look like a bowling alley beer. I can catch a small amount of malt on the nose, nothing huge. But then, an agreeably malty taste with some peppery German hops right up front. Thought I caught a bit of extra saccharine, but it slipped away again. Finishes up nice and malty, just don’t know what this has that keeps it from being called a pilsener. ryanscourt (1582) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Very crisp flavor. Crisp finish. Sweet hop finish. Nice flavorful enjoyable lager. Nice crossover attempt.