Atwater D-light - Atwater Brewery
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Reviews by GRPunk:
3.7/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle (with no date found) poured into a pilsener glass. In honor of Bootsy Collins, I should have maybe drank from the boot. It may have contained the head on this thing.
A- F-ing gusher. The groove was not in the heart, as I lost a good 1/2 ounce on my table and felt like a fool sucking the foam from the bottle. Once in the glass it was pretty nice. Somewhere between straw and gold with some haze, a little sediment, and a ton of carbonation. The head was gigantic (is six or seven fingers a measurement?), pillowy, and white. Head retention was great and there were foamy rings left all over the glass. Aside from the initial eruption, it's a nice looking beer.
S- Pretty much a mix of grain and lemon. I'd call it delicate and a pretty good fit for the style. Nothing off-putting, and quite clean.
T- Lots of lemon and something of white grape skins. There's a gentle, grainy backbone. Maybe a little wheat in there to lighten things up and bring out a little creamy touch? The lemony, grape-like flavors really come through in the finish.
M- Soft and creamy. Moderate carbonation. Lemon makes for a bit of a pert, drying quality.
D- It's an easy drinker. No bells and whistles, but very solid all the same. I could see this being a great backyard BBQ type of beer. Maybe something to have with your basic dog at a ball game (yellow mustard only please). I think it could be a crowd pleaser.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2011 19:16:00 | More by GRPunk
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4.23/5 rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Lady Miss Kier Kirby of Deee-Lite stopped by to drop off this beer from my favorite (?) hit-or-miss brewery earlier today! It was great to see her again after so many years.
From the bottle: "Beer Is Good Enjoy Responsibly".
I like the pseudo-cascade when it comes off, and this was no exception. It quickly settled into two fingers (just!) of soapy, bone-white head with limited retention, although the lacing it left in its wake was nice. Deee-Lite was the background music and I could barely remain seated! Color was a pretty sunshine-yellow (SRM = >2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of all things lemon, but with a biscuit malt undertone. I thought of lemon biscotti, lemon scones, lemon meringue pie. You get the lemony idea, I am sure. Mouthfeel was thin and watery and I hope never to have a Kolsch that is otherwise. Kolsch is meant to be a light, summery, breezy beer that can act as an alternative to standard lagers. Which would you want? Coors Light Summer Brew or some nice Kolsch? I know where I stand and I stand behind this one. The taste was light and lemony and D-lightful. Atwater continues to confound me, but this one was a winner. The finish was airy and refreshing, semi-dry with a continued lemony zestiness that just cried out to be drank while on a picnic.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 16:20:10 | More by woodychandler
3.24/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Though their heart is in Koln, the Michgan-made Kolsch-style beer reels in a lot of influences from German lagers, general European lagers, bohemian pilsners and even American light lagers; particularly for its marketing campaign.
Kicking off with a grainy-sweet taste and a mild floral hop aroma, early impressions seem aswirl with light bread, confectioner's sugar and dough; along with light and fruity bouquet. Along with its lightly hazed straw appearance, there's little to separate its introduction from that of a lot of lighter fare beer.
While its sweetness slowly fades, what's left behind are the taste of whole grain, straw and grass. While fruitier tones morph towards apple skin and lemongrass, its partly herbal, partly citrusy side shows. Highlighted by mild sulfur undertones, the hybrid beer shows glimpses of crispness.
Its lasting memories are continued grainy-sweet texture with creamy light bread and a spicy hop bitterness. Slim spiciness extends afterwards, similar to German lager but its reluctance to dry confidently keeps the palate wanting more.
D Light can be sold as any beer from blonde ale to light lager, to bohemian pilsner and American adjunct lager. There's little character to the beer to pull it decidedly to any one style over the other. It lacks the subtle fruit character and utmost crispness to qualify as Kolsch.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2014 16:15:39 | More by BEERchitect
Atwater D-light from Atwater Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.