Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gotta love leftovers! Thanks Jim! Pours a clear amber color, nice white frothy head. Aroma is of grainy malts, and a little floral hop kick. Flavor is of cardboard malt, citrus hops, pine needles and a little caramel malt. Somewhat boring.
scotty (1151) - SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy copper with a good frothy off white head that dies slowly. VERY little on the nose, slight hint of toffee if anything. Good weighty palate though, a well balanced mouthful, redeemed itself a bit here, smooth and malty with a good hoppy bite, ending on a fairly good finish. Liked this, shame it lost points because of the lack of aroma.
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a amber color, little head that quickly diminishes. Taste of toffee, malt, and grass or green tea. Lighly carbonated and a bitter finish this is an ok beer.
Jayb0 (1161) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
whoah, somehow this had slipped through my ratings. Had another of these the other night and remembered what a fine and fairly distinctive beer this is. I’m going to describe this as a "rough" beer. Like many straightforward ales but with an earth tone that gives it a certain unrefined element I enjoy
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost clear and amber with an off white head. Sharp and spicey hop aroma with toffee and some diacetyl. Clean and caramelly with a nice bitter finish. Flavors of bread and malt and some resinous hops. Well made historic "lager."
osmg95 (44) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I apprecaite this beer for being brewed well but it just doesn’t do it for me. Aroma is weak and I really don’t get it all the hype.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(on bottle) Clear, amber-golden; big beige head. Heavy yeasted nose, with a tiny hoparoma; good balance. Bubblegum-feeling in the mouth and a light caramel/toffeeflavour. Bit burby, but a good session beer.
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2005 An amber with nice color and head that has reasonable staying power. Not much aroma and a not bad, but, less than satisfying taste.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice amber, good lager type beer about what you’d expect for a brand now seemingly nationwide.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a beer that was one of the first micros to become a common sight. At that time it seemed great; in light of the micro-Renaissance it’s still a very good beer. Malty, grassy-hop aroma. Flavor is almost exclusively malty with some tea notes and hops at the end. Very full mouthfeel.