jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a minimal white head with gold color. Aroma is caramel, sweet. Taste follows. Mild carbonation.
Ron (2822) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flour City Brewfest ’06’. Amber body with a frothy white head. Some toasted malt is present in the aroma along with some light hops. Some lighlty sweet malts initially followed by a dry toasty character and a touch of hops in the finish.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Via secret santa Summer 2006. The beer pours to a glowing amber body with a fizzy and quickly disapating white head. The aroma is cookies and toasted wheat bread. The flavor is quite toasty. Bread and sweet rolls. Tart wheat. Perhaps a touch of lemon zest. The palate is very easy to drink. Smooth and carbonated.
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
good color, first im[pressions: dry and crisp with sevral baking related flavors, cookies, malt, bread and nuts. Would be great with food.
Second impression: Just a little too watery.
Overall: agreat BBQ beer
aracauna (3179) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty red with good clarity. The head fades quickly. The aroma is toasted bread and perhaps a bit of oxidation. The flavor has virtually no hop credit and only that mild, smooth maltiness.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty disappointing. Great name, wonderful copper color got me all set for an intensely flavored beer. This was light in the mouth, lightly hopped, light on the malt, with a slightly nasty finish. Yeah, there were notes of Vienna malt, and notes of toasted malt, but there was just nothing great and enough slightly wrong. Did not finish my draft, and would not order again.
da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bread, golden, clear, aminimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation. nice lightish beer that goes down nice.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured nicely, a clear golden liquid with small bubbles along the sides of the glass. A small, tight white head quickly disapeared. The dark color and the "toasted" title led me to anticipat4e a strong flavored lager. It wasn’t strong flavored. It was well balanced but light on both hops and malt. It went down quickly, crisp and refreshing.
eaglefan538 (2914) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured with a decent initial head that faded. Aroma was somewhat nutty and this one went down smooth. Very drinkable and the flavor was of caramel malts, some nuts, and somewhat sweet - quite complex for a lager and had a sharp but pleasant hop finish/balance. Mild spicing detected. I’d go back to this one as a nice smooth, flavorful, crisp beer.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, I loved this lager. It poured a dark blonde basically a light brown with a foamy tan head. The aroma is initially sour musty with a sweet fruity background followed by a oaky vanilla flavor. The taste is fantastic, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, sugar cookies are all upfront with a pungent spicy lemon citrus background for balance. This is a playful lager that tantalizes the palate with sweet and funky notes.