RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Our best selling beer, probably owing to its mildness and light body. Golden in color, Bug is a refreshing, Bohemian Pilsner. Our gateway beer to what lies beyond.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2008
(Draft @ brewpub) Pours slightly hazy golden/yellow. Pretty much no head (probably by virtue of being served in a chilled glass). Remants of head are off-white and around edge. Aroma is slight, but has some fruitiness, light pine, perhaps even caramel. Mouthfeel is light, slightly watery, fairly prickly and dryish. Tastes lightly fruity, with some light caramel, yeast and bread. Light bitter finish. A bit of a light piney snap at the end. Pretty ho-hum but not terrible (the prickliness was getting to me though). Supposedly their biggest seller, probably because its the closest thing they have to an American macro-type.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Clear yellow with almost no head. Very light aroma, light lager flavor. Mild taste of bananas in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Lightly hazed straw body with almost no head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, herbal, some medicinal, lemon. Taste is medium sweet, herbal/straw, some floral, lemon, light honey. Light body, decent crispness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
On tap a the pub... Aroma:light citrus,light malt... Appearance:Yellow,small head... Flavor:good malt flavor,light citrus...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2006
Not quite as impressed with this one as some of the others I tried there. Yellow body with no head and little carbonation to speak of. Tastes of citrus with little bitterness. It was better than I thought itd be. Similar in some ways to Pilsner Urquell, but more flavorful I think.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Well they call it Bug, but it may as well be Bud. Its got that sweet stink that bud/bud light has...really poor aroma. The flavor is pretty much a straight shot at budwanker. Little more hoppyness to the beer than macro swill has, but its still very similar. Has a really wheaty taste to it. Not really that enjoyable, but the locals seemed to like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (6539) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Draught half-pint at the brewpub on 4/14/06
Hmm, I would have guessed pale lager as this is hardly a Bohemian pilsener. Unfiltered appearance shows a lightly cloudy lemon pie yellow, with a small, poorly retained white head that creates no lacing.
The nose is predominantly sweet, pils-like malts, rather doughy as well, with a clean yeast, a touch of light sourdough or minerals and minimally apparent, mildly citric (lemon zest and some herbs) hops that remind me of magnum or sterling (though very weakly so). Most of the aroma is dominated by the sweet doughiness.
Flavor is not as sweet as the aroma suggests, with lightly pesky carbonation pulling apart the sticky honey-dough maltiness and inserting vaguely crisp yeast and hops (light herbs and lemons) in between. The texture is unusual, however, in that it is very unfiltered and high in residual sugars. Fortunately, because of the carbonation, it works well enough and provides a soothing, light, malted lager with clean enough flavors and light hops. Rating is more based against a pale lager style and would be significantly lower based against a Bohemian pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
On tap at the brewpub:
Crisp, wooden, citrusy hoppiness giving their best to a fizzy body...Not enough malt to be tasted, a little straw and thats it...In the vycepni style of bohemian pilsners, and almost a good emulation of these light pils...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
(Draught) Sampled at the brewpub in Hollowell, ME. Is the People of Maine know anything - its "bugs" (and NOT brewing robust and trendsetting beers)! Pours a cloudy, gold body with a thin, dissipating white, frothy head. Nose of straw and lemon. A body of thin lactic sea water and a hint of lemon. Average yet thirst quenching!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
Hazy blonde color with a ring of white lace. Aroma of malt and citrus. Refreshing flavor of malt and citrus. The body is light with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. A good refreshing lager enjoyed on a really hot day.

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