emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated while drinking: Pours a dull golden-orange color with a majestic off-white head. Big head. Smells of fruity hops and almost something spicy; maybe pepper. Great balance of malts and hops in the flavor, backed up by more hops near the swallow. Tasty! Smooth and crisp on the palate; makes you want more. Solid flagship beer for Brooklyn. Could drink this everyday with every meal.
jaybreezy (5) - USA - SEP 14, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. One of my favorites becuase of its exceptional balance. Aroamas of sweet citrus and sandalwood and yeast. Russetted orange color. Minimal, retreating head. This is deliciously hoppy for an American lager: flavors of grapefruit, resin, and malt tinges. The dryness of the flavor profile doesn’t compromise its robustness. Cheers!
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight hazy honey-gold amber hue, with a small beige head, floral hop and toasted malt nose, with a citrus fruity note,with some toffeeish and biscuity accents, with a hint of bready dough in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a toasty and biscuity malt character,with a nice flowery hop citrusy note hint of toffee too, leading towards a hop bitterness finish.
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Crystal clear amber color with a decent white head and nice lacing. Excellent aroma of hops with sweet malt. Good toasted malt flavor underneath the considerable hop presence. After tasting this at the Emerald Coast Beerfest I had to bring some home. Very good.
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this one on draft at the Emerald Coast Brew Fest in Pensacola, FL. Nice hop aroma and attractive amber color. The taste was very hoppy and really appealed to me. The drinkability was very high. I would recommend and will definitely have again, and I’m not a huge fan of lagers. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Good beer.
candlejack (6) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2007 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
eh, it was an ok beer. had it on a full stomach, the head didnt last long. ididnt wow me at first, but when i got halfway through it i started to appreciate it more. it was better then most lagers ive had.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Bottle. Golden amber color, with two fingers of fluffy, white head. Already I can sense that this beer is no ordinary run-of-the-mill lager. The aroma is pretty consistant with that of a pale or amber ale. Very hoppy. Grapefruit, other citrus. Some malts as well, although nothing stands out overall there. The flavor also seems less like a lager and more like an ale. Light hoppiness, which means the standard array of citrus notes and some malts, too. Watery body, very refreshing with a pleasing aftertaste. A very drinkable beer.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a good sized head. Medium body. Very clean flavour, sweet with caramel/toasted malt, well balanced with a good hit of hop bitterness. Straight-forward and refreshing.
pamoja (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber color. Great long lasting head. Very hoppy for a lager. I am not sure I have tasted a better lager.
Mike4686 (120) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft, copper color with a medium lasting head, very good hoppy flavor for a lager, wasn’t expecting it to have such a nice bite to it, nice bitter finish, overall it was a decent beer, nothing too great though.