Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2006
This is one of the absolute most approachable beers I’ve experienced. With all the recent conversations about approachable, easy going transition beers I wanted to start off by saying this definitely falls in that category.
Appearance: Typical for the style. It is a pale golden color, completely translucent. Head fades fast and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Musty and sweet right up front. It is gently malty with a clear presence of some hops but it is just laid back and relaxed.
Taste: The taste is the same way. Laid back and relaxed. This beer is interesting and good to taste but is remarkably easy to just drink with out thinking. The lightly toasted malts have a barley caramelized attribute to them. The hops character does not want you to notice it; so well balanced and simply supporting the overall affect of the beer on the palate. There is a bit of homemade bread or dough attribute as well, maybe that is what subconsciously says take off your shoes, sit on the porch and enjoy the hell out of me.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth. this style tends to be very crisp and this one is light crispy and only gently bitter in the dry aftertaste. A bit more slick than some.
Drinkability: Many of the characteristics of this beer may seem reserved. It may not be as ‘big’ as some of you my prefer, but it is remarkably easy, one of the most enjoyable session beers I can think of.
Hope this is helpful.
Cheers! hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Growler… Clear orange lager with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Earthy, malty nose with notes of must, caramel and black pepper. Perfectly balanced with fresh hop bitterness biting into a chewy lump of caramel goodness. Medium-bodied with a mildly oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Dry, refreshing finish. Good with food. axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2005
sampled at brewpub. Poured light yellow with a small white head. Light but sweet carmel nose with a little citrus. Flavors are carmel, nuts, and a little dough. Not much hop flavor. Decent lager. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2005
Draught. Pale golden, white head, aroma is slightly grainy. Flavor is similar, crips finish, with a grassy aftertaste. Simple beer, made fairly well. pivo (2685) - GERMANY - JUL 24, 2004
TAP: light nose, gold color, foamy head. Wasn’t expecting much but this really got better the more I got into it. Light caramelly malt with a little citrus. Late-arriving gritty bitter in the center of the tongue. Smooth round edges. Pretty damn good and true to style.
YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Straw yellow, little head. Orange and hop nose. Grainy and ray taste, also sweet. Goes dwon like nothing. Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Fruity (starfruit?) and bready (whole grain) hops and malts, balanced, mouthfeel a tad chewy, but hops are too citric for a vienna. They didn’t quite fit the bill. Color is light orange-yellow and the alcohol is higher than expected--they did a good job hiding it. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Light amber, very clear with moderate white fluffy head and good lacing. Not as hoppy overall as some vienna’s and very strong. However the strength is hidden very well and only hits you after 2 beers. Very malty and bready with a medium motuhfeel. Exceptionally drinkable for a strong lager. DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Pours dark straw, with aroma of malt, toffee, some citrus, and some fruit. Tastes malty, with some toffee, fruit, and nuts at the finish. egajdzis (6580) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Poured a golden color with a small white head, and no real lacing. Bready, light citrus, lightly malty aroma. Toasted dough, sweet and chewy malt, very light citrus malts.