bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle. Golden beer with an off-white ehad. Hay and light honey/light malt aroma. Malt flavor with light honey/caramel and some grassiness. Medium bodied and easy drinking. Malt and grassiness lingers with a light sweetness. mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2009
The aroma resembles a Dortmunder more than a Pilsner, but the pour produces plenty of off-white frothy head. The clear light amber color also suggests a Dortmunder. Some stale grain flavors detract from the decent but not distinctive flavor, which lacks hop presence. If compared to Budweiser, Simpler Times wins, but many American craft brewers produce better Pilsner. 68aries (5) - USA - MAY 29, 2009 does not count
Bought at Trader Joe’s in RPV. Nothing special but, not bad for its price. Cheap beer basically troopie (2341) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle. Poured pale golden yellow with thick white head. Faint grassy aroma, with a whiff of swimming pool. Rather thin flavour, a bietje mout, a little hop but not very much of either. Very mild bitter finish kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Date: March 14, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: clear pale gold, fine white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: light dry grain aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet cereal flavor, nice light floral hops, touch of spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 7/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, light yellow body with a very thin, white head.
Smell: Vague herbal hop character conjoined with a tired malt and corn flake scent. Hmm. Very similar to its brother, the Simpler Times Lager, as if they were two sides of the same untasty coin.
Taste: It’s a cheap beer with a cheap taste. Cereal grains with a drizzle of sweet corn syrup. Vague herbal hops with just a touch of bitterness, though not quite enough to balance, leaving you with a somewhat sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-low carbonation.
Drinkability: Not recommended. Again, I’ll say it’s suspiciously similar to the Simpler Times lager. Even for a simple pilsner, it’s a below average, underperfomer. ganache (5908) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Bottle from Trader Joe’s in Indy. Citric, lightly grassy, otherwise explosively cloying nose. A little chalk. Sickly golden body with plenty of cheap carbonation and a rocky, jiggly beige (almost yellow-tinged) head. Taste is very cloying, light grain and corn with low-levels of bitterness and malt flavor. Light-watery body and a little metal rearing up before the mild citric aftertaste. Bad but not punishingly bad. Drake (13741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Trader Joe’s Glen Allen, VA. Pours a clear amber with a large head. Poor retention and decent lacing. Aroma of grain, sugary notes and grassy hops. Taste is syrupy fruit notes, grain and grassy hops. Medium bodied. durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle. Pale/medium clear gold pour with surprisingly lovely foamy white head. Nose of metal, some almond paste, and slight hops. Lots of grain and corn, but in a better way than some, I guess. Tastes a bit better than it smells. Could drink this outside on a warm day, but probably wouldn’t be my first (or second, or third, etc.) choice. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Straw to light golden color. Taller off-white head. Soft grain, old fashioned white paste, light floral hops and minerals. Light and quite bright in fell. Quite crisp as well. Dusty, slightly stale grain flavors that do not match the crispness. Almost a blue cheese mold component, or perhaps weeds spores. Just not quite there. Aso close but yet so far brew.