Even though there’s a brown bottle edition, the green is what seems to be the most widely available, at least around here—Costco is currently selling it by the case and it’s all green.
Appearance: Super clear, the color of a shiny new copper penny. Bubbles beading and rising from the bottom to a nice head.
Smell: Malty, though less so that what I’m expecting. Noticeable hops. A little bit of "green bottle lager" syndrome of Euros. Caramelized malts, "red" malts.
Taste: Soft on the tongue… pleasantly rich malts with more of a bite of roasted malts. Bready—a darkish rye bread. Noble hops and crispness are reminiscent of a Pilsner.
Mouthfeel: Nice bite, lower-medium in body… very pleasant.
My conclusion was that I liked it, but it was lighter for the style than I expected. Even so, I’m thinking about picking up a case at Costco here pretty soon, just because.
On BeerAdvocate, it’s currently sporting an overall grade of B.