MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Pours a really nice clear reddish copper with a small beige head. Aroma is really grainy, some sweet malt, and lager yeast. Flavor matches pretty well with a lingering sweetness on the finish. Nothing special, but not too bad either.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of RiversideAK. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of caramel, roses, earthy, perfumey. Tastes spicy with lots of rosey hints and a nice fruity finish.
riversideAK (6010) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very toasty with a touch of sweet caramel malts. Some crisp hoppy bitterness too. Pours reddish/copper with a thin head. The flavor is very toasty with a touch of sweetness and a super crisp hop bitterness in the finish. I really like the clean crisp bitterness in the finish. Lagers are under rated. It is not barrel aged with lacto and brett, so it cant be any good I guess...
robforbes (2129) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a clear copper-red with a thin white head, not much lacing.
smell of caramel, nuts, roasted malt.
taste is watery, caramel, nalt, nuts, roastiness, a little sweet, light carbonation.
overall really not much to it, kinda flat.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, 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 (690) - 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 it’s 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 (2443) - 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.