Mindwarp (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Pours a deep gold with a thick white head and nice lacing. Heavy malt aroma with some sweetness. Taste follows nose. Seems thicker than it probably is. Not fond of the aftertaste. stevoj (5881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle from Giant. Nice rich golden color, clear, initial foamy head fades to skin. Nice grainy, grassy aroma, hay. Taste even moreso, smooth, grains prevalent, slightly sweet, Beautiful malty flavors, a bit sticky, which coast the tongue and makes the flavors linger. Nice! Aggiebob (1393) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle. Orange gold in color poured with a white head that quickly dissipated. Very light malty aroma with caramel, honey and a little fruitiness in the flavor. Clean mouth feel. geologyguy (1687) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Cereal grain smell, taste is cereal malt sweet but not quite too much, one dimensional, smooth, low carbonation, like cereal water really...in Syracuse for 15th high school reunion skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Pours golden with a half finger white head with just some lacing. Aroma is of bready malts, sweet malts, floral hops, grass, earthy hops, caramel, and some biscuit malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium-light body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, medium finish. Overall, a tasty, easy drinking, sessionable helles.
ghostbeer (250) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 29, 2016
Nice and crisp with great body and underlying structure. This is what I always hope for in a lager. Very good and clean. I feel this would be a great intro to craft beer for non-craft beer drinkers. Shot (573) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark gold with a fluffy white head. Substantial cling. Aromas of roasted malts and fruity esters. Flavors are toasted malt, caramel, fruit, and German hops. Exceedingly smooth. Nice toasty flavors. Clean mouthfeel. Gotta like this one. Dacrza (1072) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2016
DATE: August 11, 2016... OCCASION: fighting through intense back strain--a first--while contemplating camp tomorrow... GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal... sparse, swirling gold bubbles churn upward as clusters cling around the glass’s side... an off-white head goes from two fingers to an uneven, rocky, mess of bubbles and smears... in contrast, the body is the picture of golden amber, crystal clear... caramel malts and bread dough mesh with light, flowery hops that tantalize.. the first sip is hearty, medium-bodied, and balanced, though the subtle touch on the teeth is bettered by the breath’s malty finish... the finish itself is conditioned, with a palpable sweetness... at 30 IBUs, more hoppy than the average lager--a bouquet of flowers and slight citrus (melon and grapefruit)... rich in its malty sweetness, with caramel, slight nuttiness and the requisite bread dough.. meanwhile, the overlying experience is enjoyable, drinkable and flavorful in equal aspects... (yet another) success for the Great Lakes guys, that 5.8% ABV sticks a stronger edge to the session lager... spokeydonkey (107) - Albany, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Pours deep golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma notes of spicy hops, bready malt. Very clean. Taste is very sharp and clean. Bready, grainy maltiness. Sweetness up front. Then a strong hop spiciness. Finishes dry and clean with a slight lingering bitterness. This is medium bodied with crisp carbonation. Exceptionally drinkable.
I’m not typically a lager fan, but this is an amazing beer and one of my favorites. jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Sweet aromas of mash and malt. Not so bitter, a little thick on the palate, and slightly sweet on the finish. Sweet hay, dry cocoa, spice and some fruit.