93 LTD 03, Full Sail Brewing Co. (OR). 5.6% ABV (9/10)
Bright golden amber color. Bold toasted baguette and salty butter roasted corn aromas. Round and plush with a rich, dryish medium-full body. Accents of citrus custard, grassy earth and minerals cascade on the long, smooth finish. A delightfully flavorful and food friendly beer that artfully balances depth with drinkability.
93 Hell, Privatbrauerei Hofmühl (Germany). 4.9% ABV (10/10)
Bright golden color. Rich aromas of toasted baguette and polenta with a crisp, frothy, dryish light-to-medium body and a long, tangy lemon curd and toasted nut accented finish. A delicious, vibrant, lighter styled lager that will be great at the table.
91 Hofbrau Original Lager, Hofbräuhaus München (Germany). 5.1% ABV (10/10)
Golden yellow color. Rich grainy dough, buttery roasted nut, and mossy clay aromas with a soft, supple dryish light body and a long, toasted bread and earthy hop finish. A superb session beer.
89 Premium Lager, Theresianer (Italy). 4.8% ABV (10/10)
Bright golden color. Bright roasted grain dough, corn bread, and dried lemon aromas with a round, crisp light-to-medium body with a radish, roasted root vegetable and mineral accented finish.
89 Original Munich Lager, Paulaner Brauerei (Germany). 4.9% ABV (10/08)
Bright golden yellow color. Salty roasted nut, baguette crust, and mossy hop aromas follow through on a soft, gentle entry to a dryish light-to-medium body with lemon pith and clay accents. Finishes with a crisp-yet-creamy citrus, melon rind, and toast fade. Very refreshing.
89 Munich Gold, Hacker-Pschorr Brauerei (Germany). 5.5% ABV (10/08)
Pure golden color with a lacy head. Toasted nut, bread dough, and clay aromas follow through on a round, supple entry to a dryish medium body with lemon soufflÈ note. Finishes with a crisp, lingering well integrated fade. A delicious and refreshing helles.
89 Longboard Island Lager, Kona Brewing Co. (HI). 4.8% ABV (10/10)
Golden color. Bright aromas of buttered toasted baguette with a crisp, round dryish medium body with a touch of orange and honeyed macadamia nut on the refreshing finish.
88 Bikini Blonde Lager, Maui Brewing Co. (HI). 4.5% ABV (10/08)
Pale golden yellow color. Fresh baguette, citrus rind, and delicate mossy earth and metal ore aromas follow through on a round, crisp entry to a dryish medium body with excellent balance, appealing toastiness, and a hint of asparagus. Finishes with a lemon curd, melon rind, faint pepper accented fade. A very nice quaffer.
84 Duke Premium Lager, Burleigh Brewing Co. (Australia). 4.8% ABV (11/09)
Bright golden color. Aromas of muffin, creamed corn, and circus peanut follow through on a supple, frothy entry to a dryish light-to-medium body a hint of roasted root vegetables, orange peel, and metal ore. Finishes with a toast, mossy hop and roasted corn accented fade.
83 Black Art Gold, Braustolz (Germany). 4.9% ABV (11/09)
Deep golden color. Delicate aromas of peach butter on bread follow through on a big, frothy entry to a dryish medium body with pronounced wet husky grain and melon notes. Finishes with a fruity accent on a dusty grain and mineral fade.