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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13580) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2009
on tap-pours a white ring for a head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet light malt, some perfumy. Taste is sweet light malt, some perfumy hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
j12601 (9790) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2013
On tap at the Run of the Mill brewpub with my wife on our last night in Maine. Pours a crystal clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet and grainy. Quite sweet, a lot more than I thought it would be from the nose. Grainy, candy like. Grainy and sweet again into the finish, not much going on, gently bitter on the end.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (9535) - 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...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (7196) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
Verre de dgustation directement la brasserie. Arme: Lgre odeur de crale. Apparence: La couleur est blonde ple. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Lger got de crale avec une pointe fruite. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de crale en arrire got. (Rating #5244)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (6087) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (5103) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (4207) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 21, 2013
The appearance was a clear golden yellow with slow rising carbonation in streams. A small white head appeared and quickly faded. The smell had the grains up front with faded almost muted rice, wheat and hops. The taste was sweet with a good combination of all previously mentioned flavors balanced nicely. The palate was light and crisp leaving a decent balance between wet and dry on the aftertaste and finish. At 5%, Id say it was pretty sessionable. Overall, this is good for me and decent for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (3950) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap at the source. Comes to the table a crystal clear straw color with a bubbly wisp of a white head that shows great retention. Aromas of sweet honey like malt with some hints of floral and spicy hops. The flavor continues on the sweet path definitely leaning towards the malty end of the spectrum. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. The brewpub calls this a bohemian lager but I think thats more marketing than a true to life description of what is in my glass. Its quite sweet and the hops are a bit subdued for the style. Call it an American lager because thats what it is, albeit a little sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3648) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Tap at Bar Harbor beerworks. Golden pour. Nose is faint grains and pale malt. Tastes of pine, grainy, candy. Not much else. Bland un genera n


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