ScoWRee (415) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours golden with a huge off white Foany head.Aroma of yeast and carmel. Taste is yeasty, spicey. A little watery. Aroma is better then the flavor.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2012 On tap at Freddy’s, Brooklyn. I found this to be a very pleasant lager. Crisp and bright on the pour, with a lively mouthfeel. It’s got a nice, vibrant malt profile - a trace nutty, with a very smooth body - and a dry, almost spiced finish (that must come from the toasting).
HighlanderOne (1238) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle (1/2008). Rye / barley aroma. Medium amber with coarse, persistent head. Has that toasted, maybe a bit burnt, malt flavor with hops in the aftertaste. Has a dry bite to it at first feel, but has a somewhat creamy back feel. Mellows at finish. A bit odd, but not bad.
lokidoki13 (2) - West Boylston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2008 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma was exceptionally pleasant and the color was nice, typical of most ambers with a off-white head. However, the taste left a little to be desired. The mouthfeel was a tad watery and the flavor did not fully live up to the nose.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured clear amber with little white head. Strong aroma of caramel and butterscoth. Good smell. Really disappointed that the flavor wasn’t what the aroma was. Very watery with some sweet flavor.
Ghett0Gary (23) - Belmar, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking lager with a light yellow head. Smells malty and can get a hint of the results of fire brewing. Believed a changed recipe, once having more flavor and body. Overall, an average amber lager
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle. Light toast, sauna, and caramel aroma. Pours in glowing copper with a sparse rim in tinted cream. Nice rich, full-flavor complex caramelized sugar, bread crust, dessert-like crackers, and percolating alcohols. Bright, fresh and soothing. Some failing yeastiness and lager qualities, but it doesn’t detract too much. Distant hop quench. Enjoyable.
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Amber color with decent head. Malty, toasty and caramelly aroma. The flavor is also malty, toasty and caramelly with some fruitiness.
JPDIPSO (5673) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber to orange in color with a taller eggnog colored head. HInts of grain and lemon zest in the aromas. Actually as this one sets the toasted malt aromas do come out, but by then they seem somewhat artificial. Dry caramel and a hint of spice in the flavors. Some acidity in the middle and finish. Light spice also lingers into the finish. Too bitter and not enough malt for a vienna, more or less (leaning toward less) another american amber pale lager.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[780-20071026] 12floz (w/ jerc). Tastes like mild toasted grains on wet rocks underneath a pine tree. Hazy, amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Toasted malt flavour has medium alcohol. Medium body has noticeable astringency. Grainy booze.