Dogbrick (9611) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Schaumburg location. The beer is a mostly clear reddish-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt, fruit and mild hops. Medium, clean body with flavors of toasted malt, caramel, and fruit. Touches of hops here too. The finish is sweet malt with a slight medicinal note. Slightly above average overall.
Narnad (1504) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at the Schaumburg location.Arrived to the table a very clear, deep orange with red hints and a creamy, off-white head. Aroma has a faint grainy, mild grassiness with some very mild sweetness. Flavor has a strong grainy grassy flavor up front, some light apple, light grape and a mild toasted malt presence at the end. Body is light with a modest, but fine carbonation that leaves nice lacing. Overall a decent example for the style. The color is a bit off and the flavors are a tad bit strong than traditionally found but a pretty good brew to pair with lunch/dinner as it’s not overpowering in any one flavor.
patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft at the Fishers, IN brewpub - Pours clear gold with a small white head and a mild malt aroma. It has a sweet malt flavor and some alcohol presence. The finish of this light to medium bodied brew is also fairly sweet with very minimal hops if any noticeable. It’s simplistic and not very satisfying, my least favorite of the bunch.
Oscbert (1154) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Pours a clear gold color with creamy white head.
~Sweet fruity like scent.
~Sweet malty flavor with light hops. Enjoyable.
~Medium fizzy feel. Sweet than bitter finish.
~This is a nice light bock. I enjoy the balance.
BillKismet (3515) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 Had at the Northgate brewpub. Bronze-amber color with decent head. Nice graininess in the nose and medium malt. Flavor has a similarly appealing graininess and malt, but with some tannic sourness. Aroma is a bit better than flavor. A bit to tannic, but otherwise this is well balanced and pretty decent.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is warm golden with a thin off white head...smell is lightly toasty with some caramel sweetness...taste is very sweet with caramel and grain...chewy and syrupy mouthfeel...
thedm (5158) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 2, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This draft brew from the brewery in Chicago poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a transparent softly carbonated golden brown colored body. The mild aroma was malty sweet and dough. The crisp semi-thick mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt and sweet. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again.
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rather pale in color, kind of a clear golden/amber with a one-finger, white head in this over-iced glass. Temperature-inhibited aromas initially emerge as stale, candy-sweet malts tempered by mild roasts. Nice balance to the flavor, to the point where I can actually tell this is a Maibock... sweet malts leading to a mildly bitter finish. However, this is too overtly sweet, with a noticable alcohol kick.
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MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap - Ram Fishers, IN - served in frozen pint filled to the brim - Aroma of toasted caramel and toffee malts. Pours transparent dirty water brown with no head or lacing. Flavor matches aroma with an overall sweetness. Palate is clean and a touch sticky. Not offensive, but boring.
BrewDad (5116) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - Lacey, WA
Deep amber color with a thin head. This lager went down very smooth and was full of malty flavors. There where some hints of spices and other lingering characters. This was a decent beer. Hope to drink more.