Darkmagus82 (2302) - - JUL 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-6-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours an orange/ amber color with a one finger off white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to give a light amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma was heavy of grain and bread. It has a big biscuit and dark wheat bread smell. Mixed with these aromas are notes of light caramel and some floral and earthy hop.
Taste – The taste begins big of a biscuit and caramel sweet flavor. As it advances some flavors of wheat and earthy hop meet the tongue. These flavors overall create a smooth taste and take the flavor to the end where they are met with a very light floral and pine hop which when combine with the caramel and biscuit take the taste to the end where they leave a nice slightly bitter flavor to linger on the tongue..
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a slightly higher then average carbonation level. The higher carbonation makes for a good refreshing beer.
Overall – A easy drinking fairly nice flavor profile makes for a decent session beer. Not bad, but nothing to go out of your way for. Ratman197 (14830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness and light woody hops. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp;. Flavors of caramel, earthiness and woody hops with a crisp lingering caramel finish. Travlr (24739) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, tan head. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel, subtle black pepper. Taste is peppery toast, sweet biscuit malt start, lightly bitter finish. Tasty enough. That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2010
Crushed at the Crescent Moon. Not bad. More like a premium lager than a pale. Very smooth and light. Lots of bready malt with a kiss of hops. Like the dude before me said, it’s a nice session beer. CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Pours a deep golden almost orange with a good head and some lace. The aroma is hay and noble hops with a mild biscut character. The flavor is very crisp with a nice hoppy bitterness and some grassy mild earthiiness. One of the best pale lagers I’ve had.
wxman (1819) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Pours a clear bright gold/amber with an OK white head that laces the glass some. Sweet malt and hop bouquet. Taste is sweet pale malt, bisquits and a light hoppiness. Refreshing and quite good. portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours pale amber color with a thin white head that fades to a collar. Aroma grassy and grainy with a lemon scent. Taste is more malt and grain with grass too. Palate is thin and chaulky that finishes dry. Note a bad lager! nearbeer (5414) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2011
12 oz. Clear copper with a lasting half-inch of creamy meringue above. Aroma of corn, dark toasted nut, and earthy root vegetables. Flavor is deep roasted walnut, toffee, lightly sour citrus and earthy roasted root vegetable. Medium body has average carbonation and is dry with roast and hops. KansaiBeerLvrs (5152) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 5, 2013
I agree with Scott, I don’t get why the rating is so low... maybe they had it on tap??? Anyways, I like these guys, solid everyday beers at reasonable prices. About 400 yen, 4.5% bottle from Rakuten. It’s a lovely amber gold color, thick head and a mildly fruity aroma. Great flavor! The malts are balanced by some fruitiness and a dry finish. A beer that shows what a lager should be. I liked it. For a lager it is quite good. Aurelius (5335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Squat, California 12oz bottle, throwback label. Clear, rusty gold, small sponge-rubber head. Slightly spicy, bocky aroma that leans on the malt. Tangy, malty, a little musty, light toast, a little grassiness, faint vanilla. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, proper carbo. Mineral and lightly bitter finish with toasted bread/biscuits. Lost somewhere inbetween vienna and bock, not bad. BOTM club selection - Thanks, Uncle Doug!