barleyPops (1183) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2010
at the brewery. clean, crisp, delicate and very enjoyable. pale yellow pour with a long lasting white soapy head. mild cereal aroma with similar flavors which also included hints of lemon and possibly grape. very nice beer! GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color. The head was thick, fluffy, and white with excellent retention and lacing. Subtle collection of aromas that included the likes of white bread, cereal grain, sweet cream, and grape-like noble hop. Light bodied and delicately sweet without any significant bitterness. Distinct grape candy-like noble hop flavor dominated the bready pale malt. A bit of honey emerged toward the end. Good stuff. beastiefan2k (4191) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2010
500mL bottle shared by csbosox. Perfectly clear pale golden color with a soft pillow-y, fast fading head. The leftover lacing is slightly sticky. Aroma is perfectly clean with light white bread malts and herbal hop touches to a perfect balance. Flavor is again amazingly clean yet vibrant. Has a nice mineral finish to go along with the malts and hops also apparent in the nose. The mouthfeel is so perfect that I could drink a whole growler of this beer, so fun to drink. I thoroughly appreciate this beer and thanks a whole lot to Chris. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Bottle shared at RBSG - grassy and grain, caramel and crackery malts with a dry, herbal hop finish. Nice balance. hopscotch (11451) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle… Clear yellow lager with a small, fizzy, white head. The aroma is of grainy pale malts and peppery hops with only a rumor of menthol. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. The well-balanced flavor is mildly acidic - more acidic than bitter or sweet. Watery, tangy finish. Bottle courtesy of juiceisloose!
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2010
The Dan Journal #398. Tasted 8/21/10. Pint bottle. Filtered with a dark golden hue. White ring and web of head. Grainy cereal aromas. Medium bodied and crisp. Straight forward and simple yet very tasty! Somewhat sweet in the finish. Slight berry ester. Very nicely done! Classy! FlacoAlto (4234) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2010
A solid pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a fat-three-finger thick, pale tanned head that even leaves some lacing on the sides of my glass as it slowly subsides. The beer is a nice gold hue that shows a hint of haze and a brighter gold color when held up to the light. Once the beer fully warms up it is a brilliantly clear hue. Ahhhh, what a nice pale malt character, and wait there it is a spicy, lemon-leaning, herbaceous hop note that kicks in towards the finish. The malt character contributes a significant malted cracker note, whole grain chewiness, clean wheat crumb aromatics and something that reminds me of a freshly made, white corn tortilla fresh off the griddle; this last is not meant to suggest any cheap corn notes that are found in many a cheap lager. The hop character, while not aggressive, contributes a very refined herbal character and spiciness to this beer that is much softer than the grain character.arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2010
My first sip yields firmly bitter notes, then a solid grain / malt character, quickly followed by a big, herbaceous hop note and more bitterness that adds a lingering bite to the finish. This is much more hoppy in flavor than the aroma led me to believe. Lemon like hop notes mix with a subtle pale malt grain sweetness to produce a really nice combination. This is a fairly dry beer overall; the biting bitterness of the hops ensures this. This definitely has the texture and body from the malt that is so nice, yet it remains very quaffable; it is somewhere in between a good German Pils and a Czech Pilsener in the body, but it is so quaffable; I could drink liters of this beer (though much of that has to do with the flavor and not just the texture / body. While not as apparent at first, because of the balance from the hops, the really great malt character from the nose also plays a big role in the flavor; dried grassy, huge suggestions of freshly crushed pale malt of the highest quality, suggestions of sweet bread crumb and, again, a fresh white corn tortilla flavor.
The grain character of this beer in the nose is exceedingly exquisite and something I can’t get enough of; I really can’t shake that freshly griddled, white corn tortilla comparison, it seems so apt somehow and so appetizing. Sometimes even a Lager can be quite sublime, this has to be at least a bit past its prime and it is still quite fantastic.
Pale gold. Aroma mostly noble hops with some pale malts. Strong, characteristic pale malt profile, with a nice, Bohemian hop finish. I think this would be even better fresh, but can tell some signs of aging and oxidation. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle pours pale yellow with a spritzy white head. Aroma is sweet and grainy, with notes of honey, citrus, bread and light florals. Flavor shows the same with some lemon custard. Overall body is moderate, sweet, and finishes with a clean, mild bitterness. Good session beer if this were more readily available. coldbrewky (1731) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2010 Ahh, a Bohemian Pilsener, my favorite style.
Bottle in trade with Jay. An over hyped, under hopped svetly 12 degree that any Czech or Slovak brewery regularly brews with their eyes closed. and feet up on the mash tun. Some light herbal tones at end of body. Easy to consume. Sweet finish. This is a solid beer without the hype and attempt at being unique.