MetalNHopHead (1742) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 18, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This release from Short’s Brewing reminded me a lot of another beer I had recently, Jack’s Abby Calyptra. Beard of Zeus has a pale gold color and a white head. The aromatics are floral and leafy with a subtle amount of citrus. Taste is quite bitter and hoppy. Lots of dank earth and fruit pith. While it’s maybe not as bright and crisp as you’d expect for as bitter as it is, this is still a refreshing and unique Session beer.
muzzlehatch (4921) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Everett’s in South Beloit, IL, drunk a few minutes out of the fridge in a pint glass. A moderate frothy snow-white head tops the pale, hazy gold body....big tropical fruit notes, apricots and oranges dominating a zesty nose, also some pungent resinous touches; not much in the way of cereal/grain noticeable...on the tongue there is a little bit more of that pale malt character in evidence, enough so that it feels like a lager anyway, but the strong hop bitterness and pungency and overripe fruitiness compete with those malts for attention throughout...finish is a little more dry, bitter, a touch metallic...very full and juicy, rather strongly carbonated. There’s an odd bit of funk/farminess here that doesn’t quite work for me in a lower gravity lager like this and keeps this from being as enjoyable as it could be for me, but overall it’s not bad, certainly.
cheap (5637) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2016
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle, smells like a dull IPA. Looks is slightly hay like with a bit of haze. Big dill IPA bordering on imperial IPA flavors. What else can be said? Why do lagers now have to also taste like IPA? Don’t we have enough of these fricken IPA style beers? WTF? Not impressed. Should have passed on this bottle. I probably needed one more to make a sixer and that’s how I got this IPA. Yes, I said IPA, that’s what it is my ratebeerian friend. #cheapIPA If you want eye pee aye, try this, you’ll like it.
raymow (1529) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Crafty’s in Northeast Phila - pale yellow color. Hoppy aroma. Very hoppy flavor.
markducommun (1021) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clear, pale yellow, white head. Melon, fruits, light resin. Very bitter, very dry. Light body, quite a lot of carbonation. Residual hop flavor on the tongue. Long finish, very long for a lager. Quite nice.
Drews_Brews (8) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 7, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bitterness of an IPA, flavor of an orange peel. Cool beer to sip on the porch in the summer.
MrBunn (2773) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a boring goldish sort of color and has aromas of oranges with a little bit of maltiness. Flavor is heavy with bitter orange. It’s overpowering, but lovely.
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is orange, taste is orange, hoppy, nice lager taste, easy drinker, well done!
FROTHINGSLOSH (7449) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a pale yellow-gold color with a medium sized fluffy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweetish, tart, fruity and citric. The flavor was pine, lemon, pepper and turned a bit dry. Long finish. Medium body. Ok.
shrubber85 (11080) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Earthy ginseng (almost like sassafras root) and lemon biscuit malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Mildly sweet peach/lemon, biscuit malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay/ginseng flavor. Good body. Really different.