JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 30, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a golden straw color with nice clarity, typical of a pilsner. The head is a one finger white color. Retention isn’t great, but it does leave behind nice lacing on the glass.
S: A bit on the sweet side, with a slightly evident touch of corn, caramel, and diacetyl. Hopwise, it seems like it’s mostly comprised of grassy noble hops. Not very impressive.
T: There is a lot of corn on the opening flavors - eat your heart out, Bud. At least it seems a touch maltier than the BMC stalwarts. Grassy, zesty hops try to add another dimension to the finish; unfortunately the caramel corn sweetness ends up being the dominant flavor. Once it warms up, notes of must and cardboard come out. Really, there isn’t much difference between this and your typical macro lager IMO.
M: The heft of the texture overwhelms the flavors. Combined with the residual sugars, it makes this far less drinkable than it should be. Carbonation is about on par with BMC.
O: A good history lesson, to be sure. But it’s also a symbol of how far craft brewing has come along in 30 years. I don’t care for it at all, but I respect it for what it is.
Light golden color with a smallish off-white head. Sweet pale malt, with some light herbal and citric scents. Flavors are of pale malt and floral hops. Little bit of honey and a touch of herbal bitterness in the finish. Much how I remember the early pale ales. 1/13
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours a golden yellow color. Aromas of light hops and malt. Flavors of light hops, with a mellow malt. Long dry bitter hop aftertaste. thedm (6187) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2016
This bottled brew poured a very large sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent weak yellow colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was malty and musty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The thick flavor contained notes of hops and malt. Not one that I would likely drink again. hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Toasted stale bread, grainy, citrus, and some earth. rdixon77 (2842) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Old rating. Maybe important back in the day, but a little weak, watery, and perfumey for me. Some hop bite over malt base. Floral. Thin.
George999 (457) - Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Aroma is pumpkin with spices lightly sweet, pour is dark Amber and clear with a small off white head from the bottle, taste is pumpkin but without the overpowering sweetness, finish is watery but lingering spices hotstuff (5160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Rated on 02-12-2013 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a medium sized semi-fizzy white head with a short retention, transparent yellow body, slow rising carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, hint of spice and bready. The flavor is citrus hops, bready malt and has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, watery and thin. This beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable, worth trying and a beer I would drink again. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Very perfumey and fruity aroma, and eventually taste (as the beer warms). It went from being pretty ho hum to being different and unique, slightly sweet. but it actually became a bit too much perfume in the flavor." Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 3, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-24-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a lightly hazed light amber-yellow color with a nice thick and billowy just off white head. The head fades very slowly over time leaving a fantastic level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The smell is rather light overall but consists of some notes of a grainy and bready nature as well as some aromas of a a light citrus and herbal hop smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a good bready and grainy base mixed with a lighter sweetness of caramel and some light fruit of an orange nature. Flavors of some yeast and a bit of spice are present in the beginning as well with them persisting almost entirely to the end. More toward the middle of the taste some citrus hop starts coming to the tongue, with the caramel and fruit flavors dwindling a bit. The citrus hop fades more toward the end of the taste, but is replaced by other hop flavors of a floral and herbal nature. In the end a rather crisp and clean lightly hopped grainy flavor is left to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the lighter to average side in its creaminess as well as carbonation. Both create a very nice crisp feel on the tongue and are nice for creating a very drinkable and refreshing beer while keeping a good level of flavor.
Overall- A very enjoyable and refreshing brew. It contains a lot of characteristics of a lager (crispness and graininess) with some flavors of a more hefeweizen nature (yeast, citrus, and spice). Tasty and enjoyable. arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Draft. Pours a dark gold color with small white head. Nose is malt and hay hops. Taste is similar with grain and moderate bitterness. Mild overall.