Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a clear golden color with a medium and fluffy white head that burns off slowly. Thin rings of lace on the glass. Aroma of Saaz hops and sweet malt, along with sweet spices. Light, effervescent body with a tart hops and spice flavor backed up by woody malt. The finish is fairly hoppy and bitter and leaves a spiced aftertaste. I believe the bartender told me the brewer was from the Czech Republic, so maybe that is why I enjoyed this beer the most out of the ones I tried.
It looks very good, being dark gold to light amber with a thick, medium, creamy head that is barely off-white. The head lasts and leaves nice, even rings of lace. It's the best-looking beer I had at Manhattan Beach.
The aroma is also very nice and promising, bready and malty with some honey, flowers and citrus.
However, the taste and feel are lacking. The maltiness is thin, being mostly the white bread-cracker quality which I don't like followed by a bitter grassy-lemon-pulp finish with only week flavour. The best thing about the taste is that it goes pretty well with food, which actually makes it tatse better.