bhensonb (12140) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty aroma. No detectable hop. Nice coppery color with a beige head that’s substantial. A bit thin bodied. Starts with malt medium sweet, develops a bit more body, finishes not very dry. Hard to pick up any bitter. Decent drink, if you are not looking for hop.
argo0 (11962) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium beige, quickly dissipating head atop a clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, toasty, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, toasty, faint grapefruit. Medium body. Very enjoyable beer.
Ratman197 (10870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, fruittiness and light earthiness with a crisp carmel finish.
hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Amber pour with a small sized off white head. Not much going on. Some caramel, some earth, and toast.
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear coppery red amber. Aroma is muted caramel with hints of chocolate. Flavour is straightforward caramel, definite nutty character, hints of chocolate. Finish is short and dry.
Cletus (6354) - 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.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Amber hued caramel, mild sudsy off-white head, a few splotches of lacing, very light carbonation. Malty nose, semi-sweet, seems to be caramel malts and perhaps vienna. Lightly roasted malt on the tongue, slight breadiness, not as sweet as I thought it would be. Clean, very low hop bitterness, smooth, somewhat dry, with a pleasant sticky malt accentuated exit. Light, but still enjoyable. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. I only wished it would be a tad sweeter.
riversideAK (5738) - 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...
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Brewpub: Pellucid amber color, nose is vegetal with roast and medium crystal malts. The flavor is light in body, chewy. Decent flavor, a bit of an environmental distraction while I was rating this one. I got my numbers down before my notes so I don’t have any other details descriptors.
Strykzone (5386) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sent by Hayduke and enjoyed together via facebook chat. This beer pours a mostly clear dark copper, almost red. My glass had a very short lived head but Ron’s warmed bottle poured with more. The nose was complex fruit and nuts. Nice and not at all "lager" like. The flavor was also quite pleasant. That nice complex fruit again, nuts, caramel, and some chocolate. A general sourness was tasted throughout. Maybe it was the name and hence psychological, but this had an authentic "irish" feel to it. Cool. Lagers often don’t deserve the bad name they get and this is an example. Nicely done.