Tasted Tuesday night following an 8 mile run and to come back to a veggie Harris pizza waiting for me. Thanks to Justin Brooks for leaving these beers for me at Great River, much appreciation for thinking of me and the beer blog!
Aroma: Pungent and yeasty - but more so from a lagered beer perspective. Corn and a very floral (flowery) undertone. Minor notes of honey. Basic malt at the nose, and a minuscule hop presence, which may otherwise be completely neutral.
Taste: Foretaste is sweetened with a non-eventful honey-esk flavor, along with a bready two row and pils malt sweetness. Corn appears consistent, along with perhaps other (rice?) sweetening/attenuating sugar adjuncts. The end of the beer is floral and spicy in hopping. Some lemongrass is presence, which is more obviously a product from the hops. Aftertaste is again bready and neutrally sweet, yet spiced with the ever re-occurring lager yeast flavor.
Mouthfeel: Bubbly and crisp. Mouthfeel is light and the body is swift and zesty yet a little heavier than one would expect. The beer bites the tip of the tongue and fades from there-on-out into something creamy and even coating the tongue. The finish is crisp and dry and extremely refreshing.
Overall Impression: I like this beer because it maintains a very balanced character between faint hops and a subtle malt. The finish and the perfect crisp texture make this beer an ideal for summer occasions