CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle courtesy of cbkschubert: Pours a transparent orange bronze with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Grainy pale malty aroma has some light strawberry and caramel notes. Body starts slightly thin with some grainy pale malty flavor and a touch of floral noble hops and lager yeast character. Slightly better than most pale lagers, but still pretty bland. dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2013 Had again and had to up the score. Nothing special still, but if treated properly is light and refreshing.
Original score. 2.3 Smell skind of bad. Different, very creamy. Not anything that comes off as real hoppy or malty about this. Unfortunately, it seems to me to have that slight butter note coming through, like right before it’ll go bad. This is sort of a preemptory score. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2006
12oz bottle acquired in trade with cbkschubert (thanks!). Poured a lighter and clear orangish color with a small sized white head. Aromas of some grain, toasted malts, and light grass. Tastes of grains, light citurs, and I was getting light caramel. Thin and watery. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Pours a misty bronze color, light head and lacing. The nose is sweet and biscuity with a lightly floral hop note, a touch of bread and malt with just a fluff of huskyness. The flavor is nice and creamy, balanced body, moderate mouthfeel for the style and finishes on a lightly bitter tail. Nutty finish and a bit sweet overall, but tasty! IrishBoy (4199) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle from cbkschubert; Thanks Craig; Cap really hissed as I opened this; Nose came out as light but definate lemon aroma, not the more usual citrusy one, with some light malt in the background; gold with a big white head; flavor had a light lemony malt taste, very different from any of the 38 other pale lagers I’ve rated.
PorterPounder (7965) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2006
On tap at the Oak Creek Brewery and Grill. Medium golden pour, crisp, bubbly white head. Aroma pretty neutral with some fresh lake water accents coming through. Clean, crisp lager flavor. Good balance of hops and malt and it finishes with a good hoppy bite. Very refreshing sitting out on the patio on a hot Sedona afternoon. GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2006
One of the 7 Dwarves in the Oak Creek tasting set. Not much to it say: its a pale lager and it looks, smells and tastes like one - in other words, there isn’t much to see, smell or taste (especially in comparison to the other brews on the tasting platter). I’ll admit that it had more flavor and slightly more texture than a macro lager but that’s about it. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2006
12oz bottle pours golden with a short white head that stays pretty well and laces a little. Aromas of lemon, and light grains. This does seem more like a helles to me than a pale lager as it definitely had more sweet honey flavor blended with some lemon. Airy and somewhat light on the palate. Crisp and clean and pretty drinkable on a hot summer day. I don’t believe that this one should be listed as a pale lager. User37895 (3042) - - JUN 6, 2006
Had this two times and it sure isn’t a Pilsner, despite their website description. The brewpub/grill listed it as a Munich style Helles lager. This one certainly doesn’t kill you with grassy hops! Standard golden color with a nice initial white head, that dissipated gradually, but provided solid lacing. The aroma was malty rich and the hops undetected. The flavor was sweet (maybe a bit too much) and malty grainy (some light honey flavors). Fairly heavy mouthfeel, sticky sweet. (Resampled on 5/2/06.) cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Pours a nice clear golden-orangish color with a very light head that faded quickly. Has a light grainy, grassy aroma. Flavor leans toward the hoppy side with a touch of diacetyl. Leaves a slight bitter aftertaste. Light to medium body. An ok beer