Fred82 (2332) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle at friday night hotel tasting at EBF 2011.HonusWagner (2250) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Appearance : Paler than pale yellow.
Aroma : Citrusy and quite malty. Some yeast. Light candy-ish notes. Very citrusy.
Taste : Citrusy and herbal. Nice malt. Sharp and bitter finish with nice herbal and citrusy hops. Light tartness it seems.
Overall : Really interesting stuff. Quite drinkable and refreshing. Great herbal and citrusy hops. Nice malt too. Very tasty and very surprising.
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. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Bright green aroma, little skunky. Light gold, sustained white head. crisp body, sharp grassy body, Finishes a touch astringent. CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Shibby-dibby-doo. A 750 ml. bottle purchased from Malt and Vine. It’s quite carbonated. In fact, I’m having to wait quite a while just to imbibe. This has a most excellent aroma. From the description, they say they didn’t use brettanomyces, but I’m getting a brett-like aroma. It has a wonderfully crisp hop aroma that reminds me of the Duvel Triple-Hop. Wow, this aroma is pungent, and pleasing. This has a diaphanous golden/yellow appearance. It’s looking pretty good, as well. It’s VERY crisp and effervescent, texture-wise. It’s quite different from what you would expect from your everyday pale lager. This has a pleasing hop flavor, with a grassy and dry finish. This does have a light honey flavor to it. It’s very good, almost to the point where I’d consider this a Saison. Ok, if you’re going to consider this a pale lager, then I’d say it’s the best. manuchampions (1245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2010
Old rate. 750 ml bottle from Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Poured a very light golden, slight haze, massive amounts of creamy white foam. It took ages to settle out. Aroma was almost saison like with lemony notes, some grass, but the hops rode in to give it a much more lager like quality. Tasted very dry, crisp, grassy but admirably full palate. This is a very decent premium lager and one I’d love to drink more of. Can’t quite believe the Clash gave permission for the licensing though...weren’t they totally against crass commercialism?
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. leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle. Golden straw with a nice solid white head. This is a good lager, flavorful enough, a little alcohol bite, but still smooth. A little on the spendy side but you’ve got to pay for good art work like this label!