jtclockwork (17069) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle post Thanksgiving dinner. Pours dirty blonde with fluffy bone white head. Nose and taste of lemon, grassy hop, spicy malt, celery salt, peppercorn and toasted grain. Medium body. GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
750mL from Brouwers cafe in Seattle. Clear, sparkling straw with massive white foam. Ridiculous volcanic lacing. A bit overcarbonated. Celery like nose with lemon, pear, cidery esters. Taste is extremely dry, mild alcohol bite, celery bite, long grassy bitterness. Huge carbonation. A good Lager attempt, but needs work. Less Alcohol to start. Yeast character being estery is off for Lager styles. davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Huge thanks to FalconA for hooking me up with this huge want of mine. 750 ml into a pint glass. Suppose this is from 2010.
A - Pours a hazy pale amber body. Tons of rising carbonation and and a billowing mass of white foam that overflows and has peaks to it. Takes quite a bit of time and effort to get a full pour. For a 3 year old beer this is pretty damn active.
S - The aroma is almost like a hefe. Cut grass, cereal grains, some sweet cracker malts, and lemons. It is pretty fruity and herbal and actually pretty complex. There is something a bit off and unpleasant towards the finish. I understand that it was a pretty hoppy beer to begin with but that is all but faded now.
T - Follows the nose with cereal grains, lemons juice, and some spice. There is a bit of oxidation in the beer present in the form of a malt like sweetness with a bit of cardboard. It currently compliments the beer, but you can tell that this beer has nowhere to go but downhill. Very reminiscent of Dogfish Head’s Golden Shower with age only with considerably less abv and intensity. Its actually pretty tasty. Creamy mouth feel but it feels like its missing some carbonation.
O - Beer wise it has held up considerably well. I’ve only had one other aged imperial pilsner/lager and this is right there along side it. It works, its just obvious that the hops have faded and some oxidation is beginning to settle in. Oh, and the label. As a die hard Clash fan I’m pretty much in love. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle:   Hazy straw, huge fluffy white head, sticky lacing.   Bright grassiness, slightly peppery, zesty straw and hay.   Warming straw and hay on the tongue, minor citrus, peppery, even a touch floral.   Reminds
me of a strong Pils mated with a Saison.   Somewhat dry, finishes a little spicy and peppery.   Alcohol is noticeable, and seems higher than 6.7%.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Bright finish.   Not as mealy or
straight up grassy as others, seems to have this peppery/citrusy/floral spicy sort of flair.   Fairly decent. Boutip (6483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
Bottle: Poured a hazy light yellow color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of floral dry hops with some hay notes and some lightly sweet malt backbone. Taste is a nice mix between some lightly sweet malt notes with a light bready yeast with some hay and dry floral hoppy notes. Body is full with great bottle conditioning and some good carbonation. Not your typical lager but very enjoyable with nice hops profile.
HonusWagner (2218) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Rating from post-NotB tasting.
Citrusy hop qualitys with a crisp biscuity malt flavor, like a german pils done w/ American hops. A good thing. phaleslu (10546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
Seems a little low in ABV to be in the SPL/IP category, no? Anyway, lushawn was gracious enough to share this in our hotel room before DLD ’12- thanks again, Shawn! Pours a pale yellow color with a big, frothy white head. Notes of lemon, bread, funk, dusty books, musty grains, and floral notes. Medium-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. If this were a pale lager, which I think it is, it’s the best I’ve ever had. That’s probably true for a strong pale lager, for that matter. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle. Notes of grass, wet graines, burnt toast, rye, and wet cat. Real nice pale lager. egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Hazy golden color with a large, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, toffee, honey, citrus, and grass. Taste of toffee malts, toast, honey, and a lightly bitter, hoppy finish. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
750ml bottle. Straw pout with a large sized white head. Aromas of grass, floral, lemon rinds, and some yeast. Tastes of grass, husky, toasty, some bread, and yeast.