richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks, smells, and tastes like a lager should. Amber color with a light white head, the nose is malty, with a bit of yeast. Body is solid, with malt flavor giving way to a crisp, slighly bitter finish. I had this right after a bottle of Victory Lager, and this easily crushed Victory’s offering.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, pale amber-brown body with a good head. There’s a slight tingle in the nose. The flavor has a slightly bready malt. This is extremely drinkable and actually not a bad beer by any stretch. I actually preferred this over the disapointing Pilsner.
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best lagers I’ve tryed. Has a real good malt, something like cornflakes is in the aroma and flavor. Nice large white head.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - thanks to slob. Wow, this is a lager? Pours nice amber with a small white head that diminishes mostly and leaves some lacing. Aroma is more pale ale-ish, sweet maltiness and plentiful hops. Flavor is rich and full, lots of toasty, slightly fruity malts and bouquet of tart, citrus and herby hops. Light to medium body and gentle, creamy carbonation. Very nice beer!
joergen (18850) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden colour with a little white head.
Fine aroma of malt, hops and aromahops. Good malty taste with lots of hops.
A very good lager.
biermonk (263) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tummits tap At Summitt’s Wayside Taven during the Brooklyn Brewing Tasting...Nice full body for a Lager...Plenty of caramel malts to this one...Lcking a bit in some hop characters but maybe not for the style...Definite session brew
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful sparkling amber with a small, but lasting head. Nice malty floral aroma. Taste has notes of caramel, toasty malts, toffee, floral hops and some citrus qualities. Has the perfect amount of sweetness with a lightly bitter aftertaste. Great malty body - full and creamy on the palate with lively carbonation. Great lingering sweetness. Good head retention. I’m impressed.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Eyedrinkale. Thanks. Fantastic hoppy lager with muted malt notes. Very quenching and light without being watery. Really beefed up version of a lager, but still has the "light" elements of palate and body.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2008 Bottle 355ml (6 pack)
Appearance: Amber (with slight haze ?), on top impressive solid creamy head .
Nose :Refreshing , sweet caramel blended with good dose of wet leaf hops , bitter fruity ending.7+
Flavor/Palate : Medium full bodied. Plenty of bread rye like malt , traditional , fulfilling. Hops show up just I time but they play more subtle note than aromas. Despite softening effect of juicy malt hops managed to make fairly crisp, semi dry brew. Versatile lager that id great for every occasion. (f-8)
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had just read an interview with Garrett Oliver, and I just thad to try this brew. Frankly it devilvered all expectation. I was a bit doubtful at first because of a bad previous experience with a (Maroccan) Vienna, but this was definitly different: Low off-white long-lasting head, gold brown colour, and a hint of honey in the very filling taste. A bit of fruit, too, making the whole experience thoroughly enjoyable.