redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Yeasty, citrus aromas with appleskins. Pours golden with little head. Dry upfront, crisp bite, finishes with an apple cider/apple skins flavors. rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Local brewery for me which is nice to see. This lager was long waited for by me and I appreciate the overall flavor, characteristics of this brew. BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2008
I agree with the last few reviews. This is an ok beer. 12 ounce bottle from Glenville beverage. Ours a cloudy golden color. Head was nice but it disappeared so quickly leaving no lace. Hoppy, not very bitter. Carbonation is nice, not over powering. Smooth taste. I would have this one again. Im wasn’t sure if I would like this one. I feel ba dabout being skeptical of local beers, but Imlearning we have a lot of nice beers in New York State. Ask me, Ill tell you all I know. Should take 2 minutes, but seriously, NY brews some nice beers. Im actually surprised that the rating is only 19. Surprises me. blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Bottle. Appearance: Almost clear pale gold, thick white head. Aroma: Citrusy hops dominates. Palate: Medium. Flavor: Very crisp and fresh. Hops is well balanced by a nice sweet malty back. Lemon, honey, a hint of spice. Overall: I had to knock it up a few points for being a home town brew. Not an excellent beer but very drinkable and enjoyable. ReedBraman (3) - USA - JAN 3, 2008 does not count
Real good malt character. I love the aftertaste...has the malti-sweetness of an amber ale. Not strongly hopped but I don’t really miss it. My only problem is that the 6 pack I got was very flat. Hardly a noise when I cracked each one. I feel that had this had more carbonation my rating would have been a full point higher (as would my drinking pleasure). I’m guessing this is mearly a production flaw; I’m sure I’ll give it another try seeing as it’s my hometown brewery.
ClarkVV (6839) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 15, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2007 Bottle drunk on 10/24/07theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2007
After a good run with American golden ales and lagers about a year ago, I havent had a good one in some time, so this was a pleasant and very unexpected surprise.
Lovely appearance definitely signals good things to come. Massive white head is wonderfully retained and shows moderate lacing. High clarity in this brilliant golden beer.
Freshly hopped with lemon and fresh, succulent herb and spice notes balancing the dry, but not overly attenuated maltiness that, while not incredibly complex, does still give an honest honey-dough-like character that is free from any stale or cereal-like qualities. Maybe a touch of waxiness or vanillin, but it’s minor and not really apparent in the flavor. Yeast is not apparent in the aroma, nor alcohol. Medium-high strength.
Superb flavor, with a crisp finish full of yeast and bristling with dry, grassy-herbal hop notes. Elevated carbonation levels keep it highly drinkable and help distribute the residual malt sweetness. Definitely a bit of lagering flaws, though they are very light. Some waxiness and corn-like notes build up, giving the feel of artificial sweetners, but the hops and yeast crispness are so delightfully, I feel they outweigh the flaws.
This rating would be much higher, had I only taken a few sips. When in buffalo, why not try buffalo lager. I had no idea what kind of beer this was going in. Pour is a dark yellow, clearly we are dealing with a pilsener. Looks ok. Smells pretty darn good actually. Spicey german-style hops. The flavor is ok, but there’s a slightly sweet aftertaste that I just don’t care for. Gets difficult to drink after a while. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours yellow with a bit of haze. Head was white and left in a hurry. Malty nose with a bit of soap or something of the like, not quite skunky, but along those lines, some pre-burnt popcorn notes. Tastes of biscut and bread, a bit sweet, that finishes with an attempt at hop crispness, but it lingers a bit. Not bad. Not a stand out, but not bad cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 17, 2007
12 oz. bottle via trade with jasonmech77 - Opened with a big hiss. Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a big ass white head that finally settles into a small foam island. Very actice carbonation. As the head slowly settled, it left some nice clumpy lacing behind. Has a soapy, pear aroma. Quite funky. Has a light citrus and malt flavor. Light body. If you can get past the aroma, it’s not to bad. Thanks Jason. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2007
I could have sworn that I rated this. Anyhow, it is pale golden with medium head. Aroma is pale malt, slight hopcitrus and honey. The flavor is pale malty, slighty crisp, with finishing hops and some citrus. Not terrible, but not a repeater.