snoworsummer (5306) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2017
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017 From a can. Pours clear bright gold with a thin, fizzy white head. Tastes like sweet corn, doughy malt, and musky grains. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet corn, doughy malt, and musky grains.
sonnycheeba (5647) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2017
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pours clear gold. Aroma and flavor are pale malt, corn, caramel, and faint floral notes. Light/medium body.
ALLOVATE (2961) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2017
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of those guilty pleasures you sadly purchase from time to time as it is freakin’ cheap in bulk. Drank a lot of Henninger in its home of Frankfurt am Main years ago for the same reason - did the job so to speak. This is a crowd pleasingly thin version of their Dortmunder style Export. Radiant, translucent medium gold with high carbonation lifting up a loose, fluff of white that holds. Sweet honey and cereal-like nose after the initial DMS waft wanes. More dry on the tongue than the aroma gives off. Quite gassy at first, a carbonic acid bite upfront; the body thin and watery. And then it is flat - Didn’t see the transition coming once it warmed slightly. Grainy, peppery, plastic palate with a dry, stale hop finish and length. Medial to low bitterness. Not much here but it does drink easily chilled. Just another macro lager selling for bargain basement prices!!! (50cL can, BB 23/12/17, 1st Choice Liquor)
danjs5 (145) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
660ml Henninger traditional German Brewing, not alias beer as listed. Very pleasant crisp German lager. Easy drinking and refreshing. Just enough bitterness for a lager to keep the taste fresh.
Strangebrewer (1237) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. Poured clear for with a lasting white head. Sweet malty aroma. Light body, average carbonation, clean mouthfeel. Flavour of cereal malt, light and grainy, bland but non-offensive.
Cartoonkhaki (1257) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clean golden with white head. Grain aroma. Mild sweetness. Decent body. Fairly easy drink that doesn’t stand out from the crowd.
BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml can from Dunmore Liquor, served in a shaker pint. The can erupted upon opening, losing a good amount of beer to my pants and the floor, and raising a strong vegetal scent. Pours a bright golden hue with a few streams of large-bubbled carbonation and a crackling, milky head that vanishes quickly, leaving a few tiny scraps of lace. Aroma is of wet grain, vegetal and corn, light honey sweetness, and earthy noble hops. Flavor is dry, with (just) tolerable tomatoey vegetal, wet hay and grass, and some doughy maltiness, ending with a soft bitterness and a black pepper note. Watery, and with a clean finish. It’s drinkable, but there are more palatable and satisfying German lagers to pick from.
sudomorph (1117) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2016 500ml can. Pours a clear, golden yellow with a half finger of white head. Aroma has notes of grain, classic German spicy/earthy hops, and faint, sweet caramel. Taste is balanced with notes of bread, sweet caramel, mild hops, and a touch of bitterness at the end. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a slightly dry finish. Overall pretty standard but done ok. Classic flavours for a German lager.
ChadPolenz (1761) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2015 BJCP Category: 2A International Pale Lager
AROMA: Lightly sweet malt, but no hop presence. No flaws, either. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Crystal clear gold hue. Bubbly at first, but becomes calm. Large white foam mostly dissipates. Trace lacing. 3/3
FLAVOR: Low grainy malt flavor. Clean fermentation. Lightly sweet. Palette is mild but not boring. Hops have faded. Hint of oxidation. 13/20
MOUTHFEEL: Light/medium body. Consistently crisp and clean finish. Refreshing. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Nothing to dislike, but nothing to truly savor. Easy drinkability from the 500ml can and cheap cost make it appealing. 5/10
TOTAL SCORE: 32/50
ffbot (383) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2016
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
smell of yeast and lemon. taste of lemon, a long and quite bitter sourness, with some malt and grains at the crest of the taste if you will. Pour is a abstract yellow with a ring of head