GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Clear dark golden pour with a bubbly white head. Strong pine and grapefruit hop aromas. Nicely balanced flavor, the citrus and pine hops are still strong but there is a nice sweet malt finish. Crisp and smooth body, a very nice lager. Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAR 6, 2013
Clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma is light, slightly grassy hops. Flavor is a little hoppy but finishes clean and effervescent. Very nice lager with a little bite, makes for a pleasant session beer. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2013
12oz bottle pours medium orange color with white head that doesn’t last long. Minimal lacing on the glass. You get that citrus hop aroma and some malt. Flavor has a good boost of hops but mild on the tongue. Bitterness is hidden well. The is also a bite in the flavor not from hops but from the lager base. Very clean and refreshing. AndyW68 (1641) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Wow, did not expect this from Samuel Adams. Thier beers are accetable for the most part, but this is really good. Coppery pour with nice white hewd. Aroma is nice mixture of lemon and hops. Sweet and bitter are fairly well balanced. thetmaxx (927) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Aroma is very hoppy. Lots of citrus. Flavor is very clean being a lager. I’m enjoying the hoppy lagers! Flavor is bitter and reflects the citrusy hopping. The palate is clean and finishes dry. Very good beer from the spring thaw pack.
calebrum (40) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Mildly bitter/hoppy, not as hoppy as most IPAs but nonetheless fresh. Decent head, very drinkable. GMCC2181 (1617) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle via Wolf! Reddish pour, decent little head. Nice pine aroma. Taste follows the nose... Lots pine, pineneedles, light grass. Little sweet in the after taste.. Hoppy.... Medium body, crisp. Pretty good lager beer drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3/3/13. 12oz bottle from Proof in Tallahassee. Clear copper pour with a nice white head that fades and laces surprisingly well. Rich hop aroma with plenty of citrus and dank with some pine and caramel and doughy almost pilsner malts. Lighter flavor with caramel and doughy malts and a touch of citrus. Not bad. jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on 3/2/2013.DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Appearance: Pours a clear darker orange.
Aroma: Medium bitterness, piney, some grapefruit.
Taste: Medium bitterness, piney, some grapefruit.
Palate:Medium light body, slightly sticky, lingering aftertaste
Summary: Really surprised by this one. Lots of flavor for not much alcohol. I don’t know if it truly is a "premium lager", but this is some good stuff.
Taster at Armanetti’s, Aurora. Am I wrong for liking this one so much? Don’t think so. Sampled from a fresh bottle, I get loads of hops in the nose; citrusy more than piney. More hops when I taste it, but managed by a fine malty backbone. I could call it a "clean lager finish" if not for so much hop lupulin sticking in my mouth.