Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Picked up at Total Wine in Roseville, awesome store. The beer pours golden with a light head. The smell is sweeter than what’d you expect from a lager, very malty. The taste is a clean sweet malt that carries through the finish. I liked this beer and am starting to like these guys beers, a very easy, drinkable beer. Keep it up. Oscbert (1318) - Lincoln, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
~Pours a cloudy unfiltered yellow with big white head.
~Light malty yeast scent. Some like banana.
~Sweet malty yeast flavor. Like a weak Hefeweizen.
~Medium feel, sweet bitter finish.
~Very good pale lager! Enjoyable scent and flavor. Im impressed. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Draft @ Jack Russell. Pours a light-golden color; clear; fine-bubble white head. Pleasant honey, cidery character in the aroma; some sweet corniness show nicely. Medium body; moderate CO2; lightly sweet. Sweet corniness, some light toast, a bit on the sweet side with light bittering additions; just crisp enough; I could drink a lot of this. Quiet, crisp, toasty finish; nicely dry. DYCSoccer17 (3705) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
12 ounce bottle purchased from Corti Brother in Sacramento, CA. Aroma has some spicy, peppery, herbal hoppiness present. Lightly grassy and a bit of biscuit. Moderately hazy blonde body with a large, frothy, white head that leaves attractive lacing behind. Lightly sweet, lemony malts to start. Some graininess and a bit of biscuit flavor also makes an appearance. Finishes with a light, herbal, lightly bitter hopped finish. Pretty light, and quite drinkable. A baby pils. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - APR 1, 2003
Very pale gold color. Small head. Aroma is malty. A light bodied lager. Malts are wheaty, there is a slight banana and clove thing going on here. Hops are a little citrusy, mild of course, but definitely present. A mild beer, not a lot of flavor, but nothing really objectionable or bad. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Bottle. Clear yellow with a white head. Toasted malt and sulfur aroma. More toasted malt in the flavor with a clean dry finish. Just OK. Ratman197 (15109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle poured a clear pale yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of bread, straw and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread, light straw and a hint of spicy hops with a smooth dry finish. marcus (10473) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy yellow with a modest white head and a floral aroma. There is a slightly sour light malt flavor with a dry bitter finish. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Take the ability to quaff large amounts of this, and it’s a pretty good beer. While there isn’t anything horribly wrong with the beer, there’s nothing really outstanding either. I suppose that’s a good thing, no? A malty aroma with hints of corn. Typical golden lager color with a decent head. Not much in terms of flavor with a clean finish. Drinkable, yes definitely. Outstanding, no. bhensonb (15497) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
12 oz brown bottle from Corti Brothers. What a coincidence! It smells a bit of wet dog! Certainly the expected grain and hop are absent. The color is brassy gold, and the white head promptly ringed. Medium bodied, sharp carbonation. The instant start is somewhat biscuit, moves on to a hint of roast malt. The bitter is reminiscent of one of the older, better, American lagers that had decent amounts of hop. Olympia is the only one I can remember, and this is probably more pleasing. The finish is crisp, clean, not un-dry, and has an amount of hop for the mouth that is so much more than macro lagers from America. Maybe this is a memorial to the days before our lagers were destroyed by the advent of cheap shipping. (Got nothing against cheap shipping; helps get the craft brews closer to me). Best American pale lager I’ve had recently.