TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Pale golden. Tight white ring of foam. Faulty aroma of DMS, chemicals, wet paper and wax, with a background note of floral hops, peas, rotting apple, ammonia, corn pudding and toasted bread. Sharply cidery and chemically, initially, with DMS (cauliflower and lettuce) dullness preceding an increasing, yet dirty and tannic, bitterness. Soggy vegetal characteristic dominates, as does a tongue-deadening salty acridness. Excessive malt sugar takes on a cheap cake batter quality as it evolves. Absolutely no snappiness to be found, as the fermentation character mucks things up severely. Malt is significantly muddled and haphazardly extracted. Inelegant and dirty finish is comprised of wet paper and lingering table sugar. Kind of hard to believe that this is as bad as it is. The more you swirl the glass, the less beery it becomes, actually. Overall, very industrial in quality and simply an abjectly flawed mess. A complete miss to the point where I can only laugh. weihenweizen (3984) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Refrigerated 12 oz. can poured into a glass. Clear golden with very little head. Aroma is pale malt, light, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is pale malt. rondphoto (4483) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2016
cahn @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- Slightly skunky aroma, getting things off to a bad start. Clear light amber color, big white head, swirls of lace. Taste is funky malt that has a little sweet, medium fizz, and funky hops. I bwelieve this can has seen better days. Too bad. ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2016
4 oz. from a pint can; from Keg Liquors (Clarksville); dated 3/12/16; called a Pilsner on the label. Aroma: Sweet sugar cookie/sugar cereal; light lemon curd; light all around. Appearance: Yellow with soft carbonation holding up a scant ring of white head. Flavor: Sweet and sourish malts; a bit of lemongrass thereafter; white grape convolutes things further; the finish is semi-dry. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: If you’re buying this to scratch your Pils itch, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Otherwise, it’s drinkable, but just kinda odd. alexsdad06 (10583) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2015
16 oz can from family. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale, crackery malts, grass, a subtle yeast character, mild fruitiness, pretty much a basic blond, not much to get excited about.
Travlr (25500) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Draft at the source. Slightly hazy, very pale yellow color. Aroma of light straw. Taste is plain lager. Tmoney99 (14752) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Can. Poured clear golden color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate floral hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable brew. phaleslu (10456) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2015
16 oz. can at Krueger’s Tavern. Pours a clear light gold with a small white head that lasts as a ring and film. There just isn’t a lot going on in this one - pale and crackery malts, straw, metallic notes (maybe that’s my misperception based on the can), faint citrus, and wet grass. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a clean, watery mouthfeel. Easy drinking, but with so many good session IPAs and other better beers in cans now, I don’t see myself ever buying this again. Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2015
12-ounce bottle. My first couple attempts at a pour brought mostly foam in the glass. When I finally got some beer, a murky orange/peach-colored body emerged. The nose ceased to provide much character. I picked up faint hints of yeast & citrus. The flavor is just as one-dimensional as the aroma: subtle citrus and some yeast in there. Light body and medium carbonation. I'm not sure if this was simply a bad batch, but this is by far the worst offering by Flat 12 that I've encountered. A shame, because this is a great brewery.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2015
16 ounce can, no canning date that I could find. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear straw gold color with about an inch frothy white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Not much to the aroma, the brew smells mostly like sweet and bready malt, along with some light grassy hops. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but there’s also a bit of citrus peel flavor noticeable. To me it mostly just reminds me of a macro lager (but a little better). Mouthfeel/body is light, it’s a crisp, easy drinking brew that’s well carbonated. This would probably be good on a hotter day, but unfortunately it’s not so good on a 10 degree January day. I’m a fan of Flat 12’s other brews, but this one just doesn’t do anything for me. If you can find a single it’s worth trying, but at $9.99 a 4-pack I’d pass on this.