Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub, 2/20/06: Beautiful looker. Rosy and active with a decent enough head. Sweet aroma. Beer was a tad too sweet for me ... but it’s a well-balanced example of an amber lager.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Amber in color with a big rich head. Speckled lacing. Some toasted flavor. Hoppy with a good malt content behind the hops. A sturdy little beer that I thought lies somewhere between a dunkel and a helles. This does not seem like a Vienna-style. Not toasted enough.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the brewpub. Clear and reddish brown. Sweet aroma. Taste was sSweeter than expected, although not a bad thing. Very drinkable.
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was really surprised at this. The website describes this as a "Munchner", but it also says that one of its other beers is a Helles, and I didn't think they would have two of the same style, so I entered this as just a plain "lager". Oh well. Whatever it is, it is a surprisingly good beer--fruity and sweet in aroma and flavor, well balanced, and easy to drink (clearly not a bitter pils). Typically ambivalent brewpub carbonation and palate, and just a normal appearance. But a very nice reason to dive into this brewpub just off the highway if you're on a Minneapolis-to-Dallas driving trip like I happen to be with all too much frequency.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2002
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap GABF 02: Brewer listed as Amerisport. Rich malt aroma, orange colored, flat watery texture. Something about this tasted really off.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, dark fruity aroma. Slightly dark clear amber color, with very fine carbonation and somewhat slight head. Caramelly malty flavor and a light body, refreshing and tasty. Hops do serve to balance nicely, but this beer is all about the malt. Pleasant finsh and mouthfeel. Good Marzen style beer.