BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This has a bit of a sweet aroma, some faint toasted caramel maltiness, a bit of citrus hoppiness. Definitely on the maltier side, with a bit of honey sweetness that lingers through into the finish. Not bad, but not great, but easy to drink.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from John’s Market Place in Portland, OR--Poured a thin amber body with a thick off-white head. Sweet, malty crisp nose with some biscuity character. Nothing special, but very quaffable and easy going.
theslats (6) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 31, 2008 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clean amber with a nice creamy head. Great head retention and a small bit of lacing. Slightly toasty malts with hints of honey and wheat bread. Some harsh tannins but not a deal breaker. Honey becomes more pronounced on the finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Sessionable beer but the flavors are a touch fatiguing.
mbgrayson (469) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2009 This one pours dark amber with a small head. This is a smooth, well done beer. Hops are subdued and itís nicely balanced. This is a seasonal brew from the Bayern Brewery in Missoula. Generally available from February till April.
goldmember (9) - Great Falls, Montana, USA - MAY 12, 2008 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper color with thin khaki head that vanishes. Malts dominate with a hint of lemon and roastiness. Finishes with a slight hop bite. Very well balance of flavors. A little weak on carbonation and a bit watery but overall a very drinkable spring lager.
17thfloor (2413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2008 Pours dark ruby amber with a thin whispy white head. Sweet aroma of rich caramel malt. Rich sweet caramel malt, some barley flavor, sweet raisins, faint touch of hops, a little bit dark. Might be a little bit oxidized... Medium body, some crisp carbonation and a little bit sticky.
greenhorn1 (734) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a slight red hue, small head. Aroma is sweet malts. Flavor is roasty and some breadiness, with a nice sweetness. Nice hop balance. Overall, it taste like a light German lager. Decent.
spikester (602) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark red-amber with a minor head and lacing. Aroma is deep and resinous. For a red ale this is well done. Hops are subdued and itís well balanced. This is what Killians Red wished it was. Another fine craft beer from Montana. Havenít had a bad one yet. Either itís the water or they have few distractions!
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Muted bronze appearance, with a good head on the pour, which then dissolves rapidly to a light ring. It has a plum/currant/fruit sweet aroma, with just a hint of breadiness. The taste follows the nose pretty straight. Not much hoppiness in this brew, which perhaps makes the malty sweetness a little too prominent. Thereís an astringent effect on the tongue that I find intriguing. Not a typical red.
RSRIZZO (1845) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is very faint with just a hint of malt to it. Color is amber with a slight haze, good carbonation and a very thin head. Taste is light and German. Starting with a light body it goes down smooth with a clean feel. Finish is a mild sweet malt flavor with an easy hop taste and very mellow bitterness. After taste is a very German beer like taste, so much so that if I didnít know this was brewed in Montana I would have thought it was imported. I am not a big fan of German style brews so I donít really like this but its not a bad beer.