glennmastrange (2920) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle. Light to moderate grain and perfume for the malt and hops, with hints of alcohol, solvent, vinegar and light dried fruit. head is small, fizzy, white with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is sparkling clear light amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, the finishes moderately sweet, lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft carbonation and a lightly astringent and moderately alcoholic finish. Not too much to this Imperial Pilsener, the flavors are out of balance, the aroma is simple and off in spots, the mouthfeel is flat and it just doesn’t have a very good appearance. thegreenrooster (4556) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pour is a clear bronze with a small white head. Aroma is sugar, grain and a very slight hop. Flavor is again with the grain, some honey sweetness and alcohol. Mouthfeel is thick and cloying. Meh not really great but I can’t really say anything bad about it. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2011
22oz bottle. Clear light amber body, small white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, straw, some bread, light orange, vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, some orange, light alcohol. Light-medium body, light stickiness. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
sloth (2936) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Name: Davy Jones’ Lager
Date: July 31, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear gold, fine off white head
Aroma: slightly sweet cereal aroma, floral hops, touch of spicyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, light balancing peppery spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Small white head, short lived with minimal lace. Clear gold/light copper hued brew. Nose is sweet malts, honey and a hint of maze. Body is light, dead carbonation, cloying on the palate, tongue coating. Some sweet malt flavors, little hop grassyness, grainyness. Sweet, malty finish with a weird astringency, asperiny. Arf. Bomber from statelineliquors.
ChainGangGuy (4925) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2011
22 ounce bottle - $5.49 at Total Wine & More in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Appearance: Pours a clearish, golden-orange body with a sizable head, no more than a finger’s worth, and near white in color.
Smell: Grainy, sweetish notes with a slight grassy, hay-like hop hint and some detectable alcoholic sniffs. So far, not the best beer to honor the lead singer of the Monkees, I must say. You’d have to be a Daydream Believer to think this beer was shaping up to be something special.
Taste: Sweet, bready malts, a tad grainy and with a sugary bent to it, like a vending machine jumbo-sized honey bun. Brassy, grassy hops, moderately bitter. Hint of toasted corn cob. Some fairly astringent alcoholic around mid-palate and lasting beyond the drying finish. There’s not much to it, and, what’s there, well, isn’t all that good.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Slightly sticky.
Overall: Some beers can really hide their alcohol content quite well. That’s not the case here, sadly. In fact, I was rather surprised to see it listed as being only 7%. But, then again, this Mutiny Fleet series has been full of surprises!
THOUGHTS: Great for a so-called cream ale, but not really my glass of beer. It needed a little more balance. It got a little bit cloying by the end. It was sort of like a very good malt liquor — nice, but it’s still malt liquor.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark, golden yellow to light copper with an average to large, slightly off-white head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma had moderate white bread, grain, straw and light malts; light to moderate floral and perfume hops; and slight honey. The initial flavor was heavily sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter. There was honey, white bread, perfume and floral hops, hints of citrus, some grain and a little cereal. The medium body was a bit syrupy and sticky on the lips with tingly carbonation and a slightly astringent and ever so slightly metallic finish. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 11/5/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
My pour is a pure transparent golden yellow with a relaxed white cap. Not much lace, but the head retains pretty well.
The aroma is relatively soft. Honey biscuit malt, a bit of clover and spice, some corn and vegetable notes as well.
The flavor is more of the same. Some honey biscuity malt, then a lot of smooth processed corn and a lightly floral end. Slightly metallic and a light hay and grassy hop presence at the end.
The body is on the light side. Very clean and simple with a light creamy carbonation.
I wouldn’t drink this again. Dorwart (2609) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Thin bright white head of varying sized bubbles. Light lemon bread aroma with some cellulose, cereal grains and rotting grass. Color is a clear golden brown. Clean smooth flavor with some bready malts, more lemon, some corn and a decent dry bitterness late swallow. Not very flavorful. Kind of sticky finish. An ok lager. Little more body than a typical mass procuded lager but not much more flavor. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of grains, corn, and some grass. Tastes of the same...some bitter grass with sweet corn.