3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma impression is lightly hoppy with the signature lemon and "spicy" / pepperiness of Saaz, with a quiet note of cheese rind / must (guessing old hops). There’s a small dose of DMS in the aroma as well, giving it an iceberg lettuce unpleasantness. It’s medium-light bodied, lightly sweet with mild bitterness, showing off-notes of chemicals and soap in the finish. It’s not strongly offensive, the off-notes are pretty mild overall, but there’s also little clear impression of the hops and the malt is completely forgettable.
JStax (5903) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour into a pint glass. The beer is a clear gold with a white head of foam. The aroma has grassy and herbal notes and bready notes. Almost lemony. Refreshing and super bready. Medium body and medium carbonation.
rgf001 (324) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2016
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is grassy with no noble hops. Flavor of astringent hops that mask the malt. Malt flavor is grainy, simple and clearly not decocted. Rather underwhelming.
jercraigs (10201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2016 2016-01-30. Yellow body, small white head. Aroma is oddly floral and grassy. Flavour is lightly bitter and quite floral, in a way I don’t care for unfortunately. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. 5/3/5/3/12 Bottle shared by Sammy.
Radek Kliber (7274) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where and how: b. 355 ml, tasting
Aroma: approachable, grainy character, mild hop notes.
Top: medium lighter head
Palate : plus carbonation, medium thinner body.
Taste: malty, grainy lager, hint of Saaz at top end.
other notes easy going, approachable, good brew.
Sammy (11750) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy with some head. Decent hop. Drinkable. Cross between europe and american styles. Radek’s bottle.
Zeswaft (1739) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Crisp and hoppy, fairly malty. Somewhere in between great lakes dortmunder gold and pilsner urquel.
ChainGangGuy (4874) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle - Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a crystal clear, golden body with an inch or two of fluffed whitish froth.
Smell: A little bit toasty atop the pilsner malts, scantly buttery and everso hinting of sweetness with some dried herbal, floral tones and touch of lemony citrus.
Taste: A lightly toasty, pilsner-y maltiness with some touches of biscuit dough. Softly sweet with a small drip of golden syrup. Herbal, cheerfully flowery hops with an ample hop bite and tone of lemon segments. Finishes fairly clean, fairly crisp and with a little residual bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Foothills presents a nice, easy-going, refreshing brew.
ecu4ever (5) - - DEC 28, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice pour into the glass with a decent head. Mild, pleasant aroma. Good taste with more flavor than what I was expecting.
jcr (2661) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light golden body with a frothy white head. Aroma of toasted grain, bread, straw, floral hops, herbs. Hint of corn. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Linger bitterness. Clean, crisp, balanced and solid in both taste and aroma. A pleasant surprise that left me wishing I had brought home more than a couple of bottles.