ChadPolenz (1817) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2017 Bricks (1125) - Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells of hay, corn and maybe a bit of burnt hair. Tastes maltier than expected. Actually decent appearance, with some gold in the color. Nice and smooth, maybe a little thin.
DOC: 3/2/2017ganache (5896) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2017
2015 BJCP Category: 2A International Pale Lager
AROMA: Light sweet grainy malt without cereal notes. Minor presence floral/spicy hops. Clean fermentation. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Clear golden color; large bright white froth mostly dissipates, but does leave a bit of lacing. 3/3
FLAVOR: A moderate, firm amount of sweet grainy malt. Almost has a bit of a caramel flavor in the background. Palette becomes a bit more rustic and cracker-like on the departure. There is a low presence of spicy/earthy hops as it’s finishing with a slightly dry bitter aftertaste. Clean fermentation. Well-balanced and quite enjoyable. 18/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. More smooth and calm than effervescent. Has the refreshing quality of a pale lager with a clean aftertaste. Plenty of character for 5% ABV and possibly sessionable. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not the greatest beer in the world, but for the style it’s one of the best. This proves macro lagers can be enjoyable when brewed and served properly. 9/10
TOTAL SCORE: 44/50
24oz can, a really really thick one from Guelph that I can’t crush with my hand. Nose pretty lacking – a hint of malt wafting up, or perhaps imagined? Pour a brilliant and rich transparent golden, much nicer than is usual for this type of beer, hear is large and foamy eggshell. Taste lightly sweet with a medium and almost painfully hard bitterness, though not astringent, more like swallowing a rock. Medium-full body with malt, grass. Little bit of mineral, bit of hop prickle, very faint metal and floral. Would probably have again, mostly to have the can to prop up a leaning table. Seriously, buy it to check out the can. [2017.05.28: 1.9]
rougeau13 (3008) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Big can at Yen in Fulshear. Clear pale golden with a big white head. Soft aroma of grain. Tastes grainy and lightly peppered. Crisp light bodied. wlajwl (6803) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2017
Aroma is relatively strong malts and fruit in the background. The flavor is malts, a hint of caramel, fruit and a mix of clean and mild/medium sweetness in the finish. Travlr (24667) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2017
Bottle. Clear golden color, white coca cola head. Light pepper aroma. Taste is clean, crisp, peppery. OK.
geologyguy (1602) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Very light malt smell, taste is lightly bitter and quite malty....Good mouthfeel... Light bread taste..Fairly smooth...At inakaya with Nora, Ashley and John after new years zvikar (6149) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2016
Yellow, small head, fruity aroma, caramel, toffee, bitter flavor, sourish, plums, weird, light bodied. kerenmk (4751) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 28, 2016
Can shared at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Excellent Little Brother! Clear gold with a white head. Sweet and a little papery aroma, sweet and papery taste. Light body, not enough carbonation, papery finish. csaso (2283) - Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Can - no head at all, pretty flat - not sure if it's supposed to be like that? Nice medium copper color though, sweet cereal malt aroma and flavor, mild fruity hops, flat finish, ok overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2016
Can sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Yellow with a small white head. Aroma of oxidation, cardboard, grape juice. Sweetish flavor with graininess, cardboard, and a faint bitterish note in the finish. Light-bodied.