keepersj12 (3019) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent lager. Nice looking amber with a big head. A bit skunky like most lagers. Bread malt flavor.
PhillyBeer2112 (2691) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper color, foaming head. Light perfume nose, a touch spicy. Clean balanced flavor profile, with sweet bready malts, light bitterness that balances, minimal hop flavors. Reminds alot of Yuengling, only a little better!
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours golden amber with a creamy off-white head. Grainy nose with light perfume notes as well. Medium carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. The palate follows the nose with grainy notes, a bit of perfume, and a decent hop bitterness to balance things out. Medium finish with some lingering bitterness. A tasty lager that is very sessionable.
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle VA: Nice brew! The nose is a complex mix of hops, jerz (earthy, dirty), some sugars. Taste reflects the same, carbonation is medium and rinses the alcohol well. The bitterness hits the tongue first, giving way to some sweetness and smoke, ending again with the bitter hops.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a hazed amber with a healthy offwhite head that leaves abundant lacing. Floral and spicy noble hops aroma. Light medium body has a creamy carbonation. Taste is well balanced, with a subtle malt sweetness that struggles to balance the bitter hop profile that is mostly spicy. a hint of ripe pear adds complexity. A very drinkable and well executed lager.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just what a premium lager should be. Nice and fresh. Clean on the palate. Light bodied. Very drinkable. Exactly what you want in a lager. Slight malt in there as well. Laces the glass nicely for a lager as well. Get it!
guzzler67 (1615) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright amber appearance with a medium size white head and nice lacing. Subtle, toasted malt aroma. Malty, grassy taste, moderately hopped, with restrained sweetness. Light-to-medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewery 4-19-09
Clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma was Fruit and corn. Flavor was grain, malt and hops with a dry finish
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Light grain and caramel aroma with hint of hops. Clear yellow/golden with small fine white head. Well carbonated. Nice medium body and mouth feel. Clean light caramel malt flavor with light spicy hop flavor. Finish is clean dry and moderately bitter.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of CrellMoset poured into a pint glass.
Pours deep, clear golden amber with streams of bubbles feeding a small white head that stays on as a swirl of bubbles for the duration.
The aromas are the typical smells of pale malts, grain and maybe a faint hint of earthy hops. Overall a pretty sweet and slightly toasted aroma.
The taste has a slightly more noticeable earthy hop profile up front before the sweet pale malt backbone takes over. The finish is fairly dry and a bit bready.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation and a bit doughy on the palate.
This is definitely a good beer for drinking on a hot, sunny day as it goes down very easily. An above average lager.