ttoadee (1664) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2009
I cannot quite put my finger on this one. Aroma got my attention, but the taste that ended up in my mouth did not match the smell that hit my nose as I drank. A slight hint of fruit (apricot/lsightly green peach). Finish was too dry for the fruit aroma in my nose. Rosebud butternuts (2398) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2009
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured gold with a white head. aroma of grains and citrus (lemon/lime?). flavor was grains, citrus, and fruity notes. medium body with high carbonation. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Have had this from the bottle and on tap a few times. A nice sessionable beer that’s somewhat bland but drinkable nonetheless. Strykzone (7800) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2009
A three finger sized head is light gold in color and dissipates slowly. Beer itself is golden with light cloudiness. Moderate carbonation. A nose full of sweet fruit with a hint of funkiness. Flavor has less fruit than the aroma but it is still prominent. Some tart hops also add bitterness and dirtiness. There is a vegetable taste that doesn’t help. Occasionally a malt profile tried to pop up. Hops never asserted themselves. Fruit faded mid glass. I’m not sure what this beer tried to do but it ended up doing almost nothing well. williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Clear pumpkin orange or piss yellow, depending on the light. Head disappears but light film stays.
The smell is apricot, of course, as well as a dry wheatish (thought I don’t think there is any wheat) base that’s not altogether unpleasant due to the toasted malt and mild hop. Still ....
The taste has an almost musty German-style malt. Bitter and necessary for balance to the apricot, which has a welcome brown sugar taste. Still, a tad sweet but rich enough to prevent cloying.
Medium bodied and a little bubbly. Creamy and smooth. Pretty drinkable to the American palate. Sweet and pleasant. The consummate gateway beer.
derekbrown (109) - Greenville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Very crisp with a citrusy taste. Good beer when there are no other available selections. AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Clear light amber with a fleeting white head. Big canned fruit aroma with cereal grains. Light body. Apricot pit fruit flavor with lightly sweet pale malts. twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle. Golden with thin white head. Aroma strong of apricots. Flavor is very fruity, light, with a little hop. I’ll drink it on a hot day.
RPKLove (108) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 2, 2010
Aroma of fruit, mostly pear. Pours a yellowy orange, a cross between the sun and a run of the mill lager. The flavor of fruit is very light and after a few sips its more like drinking a crisp decent lager. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Bottle in Springfield, MA. Golden body with small head. Nose of malts and fruits and apricots. Taste of fruits, apricots too. Nice sweet taste. Not bad.