KUEric (936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is my first beer from this catagory ... and I think its ok... but I feel like there is a cardboard aroma and taste.
This beer in particular was almost overpoweringly apple/pear flavored/scented. IUt pours a nice straw gold color and with a pretty large, but breif head.
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from brickskeller. clear gold, decent sized white head that sticks around but doesnt really lace. aroma is slightly malty, and taste reflects this. it’s clean, slightly metallic, with a little orange in the finish. pretty good stuff, very drinkable.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bready aroma hazy yellow. Very clean smooth flavor. It needs some defintion however. Malty and slightly friuty. Good taste and very drinkable.
mjg74 (2972) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light slightly hazy yellow color. Aroma is sweet and malty. A little bit of graininess as well. A little spice. Nice malty flavor up front. Has a bit of a yeasty spicy flavor as well.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gracias Clark! Nicely hazy yet shining golden hue wears a gentle, slowly fading white head, well-laced and gracious. Strong malt nose, slightly grainy, lightly buttery. Big clean malt profile, highly bready. Finish is just dry enough, finely balanced at that, may just be a bit too grainy in its maltiness rather than pure biscuity like I seem to prefer. As malty as it is, I’m hard-pressed to name anything besides "light/ floral aspects, "light" herbal tones, "light" earthiness etc. Still, surprisingly crisp for a beer that full and eminently drinkable. Good stuff.
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice tarnished bass color. Short-lived but adequate head. Aromas of sweet grass, earth, stones, and a trace of sourdough. Flavor is well-balanced but I noted lime, rye bread, caraway. Good carbonation, medium hops and slim malt. Good mouthfeel. Great daily drinker.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This an ok Dortmunder. Bready, malty, and earthy flavors. Finishes clean, dry, and crisp.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, no date found. Very pale color, straw...thin white head, leaves just the slightest whisper of lacing. I get some apple/pear type of fruitiness in the nose along with malt, hop spice, hay, maybe just a hint of sulphur...nice aroma. The body is fuller than the color would indicate...Nice malty beer with plenty of earthy goodness to it...this is a gorgeous lager...nothing bland about it at all. Its bursting with flavor, yet still crisp and light to drink.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow with a short lasting head and some lacing. The taste is clean and crips, with a nice touch of bitter. The flavors include honey and flowers.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with a nice well retained egg white head. Aroma is earthy and biscuity. Flavor is extremely clean with light malty earthiness. The Germans really know how to do lagers.