Discgolfin (36) - - FEB 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toasted malt, light bready sweetness, low hop aroma and flavor. Light copper , very clear white head that disappears quick. Thin for style. Finish flat
rubbishystuff (1688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From World Market maybe? I reckon this was decent stuff. Caramelly and malty, a little chewier than some of the German varieties. Serving: Bottle
jmagnus87 (2033) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark copper with minimal head. Aroma of light herbal hops, a little caramel and some strong vinegar. Taste is light sweet. Caramel and toffee with a little herbal hops. Full nodied with a surprisingly thick texture. Lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not bad.
jkwood04 (2930) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Looks light. Aroma of toasted and caramel malts with a little floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer for the style.
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-orange body with a thin white head. Sweet, malty aroma with notes of cereal, sugar, and fruit coming through. The palate is relatively light and smooth. An easy drinking brew. The flavor, like the aroma, is sweet. Malt, biscuit, sugar, and a fruity sweetness dominate. There’s is really no bitterness at all. Tasty brew, but I don’t think I’d have more than two in a row.
rhsiung (491) - USA - OCT 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
i knew a holstein was a cow, i had no idea a holsteiner was a horse. learned something from the label. cough drop, coffee, heavy, cereal, floral, sparkling, amber, full, licorice
Strykzone (4199) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found this in a bottle at Chicago Midway. A rich malty nose is biscuits. Those are tasted, too. This is a full bodied lager that is copper in hue with a beige head. Soft fruit is tasted and hops are very light. A bit of bitterness is felt deep in the throat. Flavor fades a bit and although it is nice things are never big. This was a nice surprise.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from the Binnys Singles Rack (Naperville, IL). Pours a richer copper amber hue. Healthy glow with mellow haze. Sunset striking fiery elements glow with a small offwhite head that dies to a tiny ring. Aromas are touches bready malts, biscuits, and gentle toast. A bit of dry mellow grassy and floral hops, earthy with a touch of stale grain. Kiss of sweetness. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied offering a firm dryness up front, gentle yeast, bit of spice with earthy dry hops. Middle brings the toast and bready malts, some mellow touches of sweeter more girthy biscuit, bready malts, pale grains, and gentle toast. Fairly light and sessionable, with dryness lingering into the backend, a firm earthy and grassy dry hopping. Florals, gentle spice and a bit of sweetness gives some hold on the palate. Ok overall, kinda surprised me. A touch of metallic in the middle and into the backend. Touch of carmelization. Not bad. Some sweetness jabs at times but overall the balance is there, a firm hopping, good drinker. Dryness, spice, toast. Marzen offers some good value here.
wlajwl (3327) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is malts, kind of off though. The flavor is similar to the aroma, with an almost artificial flavor to it. Not good.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 355ml bottle.
It pours a clear amberish orange with a nice foamy off-white head.
The smell is decent. Sweeter than a typical example but nice. Some toasted malts and a pinch of hops.
The flavor is nice. Sweetness again comes though but with a nice tastiness and nuttiness. For an American brewer this is pretty competent.