Enjoyed Wednesday night with the roommates while listening to Simon & Garfunkle following a large organic Mexican dinner. Thanks to Josh Schipp for picking this up a couple weeks ago prior to our beer tasting from the Rock Island Hy-vee.
Appearance: Golden blonde color. No head in existance. There is ever present haze about this beer, and to reach that clarity and to not have any dregs in the bottom of the beer, I suspect it to be chill haze. Some carbonation can be seen within.
Aroma: Yeasty and partially astringent. Pale malt sweetness with an element of honey. Hops contribute a subtle herbalness. Maybe some faint pear oriented esters are present.
Taste: The front of the beer definitely has an aspect of honey with pretty much makes up the majority of the malt bill. Slightly bready and cereal grains, but other than that? Not a whole lot. Pilsner oriented noble hops are prominent alongside a lagered character. The hops also contribute an earthiness alongside a mildly skunky character of an "MGD," says Josh. Some spice is there, but negligible. I almost want to say it has a character of hay and straw to it, but more clean. A lingering dough flavor is left on the palate.
Mouthfeel: Interesting. The body is medium in stature, but feels watery. The front half is flat, but then one gets a dose of carbonation at the back of the mouth and as the beer travels down the throat. Biting. Ends with a gluey mouthfeel.
Overall Impression: A craft take on a light American Lager? With not much else going for it. Honey is there which is nice. I cannot really say anything more for it, besides being unimpressive.