mixmasterob (830) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pulled from my ’cellar’. From February of last year. Poured a bright deep mahogany with a thin off white head. Huge malty sweet aroma full of caramel, cherries, molasses, wheat and brown sugar. Flavors were on par, lots of caramel, sweet cherry, burnt sugar, touch of wheat and molasses. Velvety, slightly full mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. Damn, I forgot how good this stuff is. This may change my bias on the style altogether. Awesome stuff.
boogerracing (48) - Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color is light amber with little to no head. Very sweet and malty in the nose and across the palate. Super smooth beer. Very good IMO.
artmcd8 (645) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a reddish brown into the lager glass. Not much head at all. Smells sweet, slightly fruity. Tastes sweet and super malty. Smooth mouth feel.
michaelinwa (454) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with umich03jm. Pours a clear copper color, average head, has that intense, almost spicey malt aroma that I like in German lagers. Flavor is lightly sweet malt with carmel and light roasted malt flavor notes, with just little bitterness. Definitely lives up to the German style, which I like. Decent plate feel, and finishes well with the flavors hanging in there. A nice domestic lager.
Mittenator (453) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep caramel with a ruby hue. Light tan thin head that dissipates quickly. Candy, grain, bread and cherry aromas. Similar flavors but sweeter and with a grainy finish. Slightly astringent.
beermomz (20) - USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear amber brown from a 12 oz. bottle. Aroma was sweet caramel, malty and yeast. Taste was sweet, medium body and very malty. It reminded me alot of the Paulaner Salvator. Very tasty
marv3mania (66) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish-brown color with paper-thin tan head. Aroma is very sweet, strongly of malt, molasses, and plum. Taste follows the nose, with the plum being a big more prominent.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Strong complex combination of the malt and hop elements here.
caralkaline87 (433) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark red with a quick, off-white head. Nose is very bland with just hints of hops and booze. Flavor is also a bit weak but better than the nose; an earthy malt with a touch of hops and booze is the predominant figure here. Finish is fast and clean. This is about as bland as an 8% doppelbock gets.
fattybladdy (197) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brewpub, pours a hazy copper color. Taste is caramel malts, sweet. Goes down smooth. Decent brew.