GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Light amber color with thin head. Not much nose, but got a whiff of hop spruce and malt. Fairly hoppy flavor with some caramel undertones. First fe sips were good, but the flavors wane quickly. Moderate carbonation. Overall, not much character and a bit pedestrian. Put in perspective, though, it’s a much better lager than the macros.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a med amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is of munich cookiness and floral hops. The flavor is very hop accented with some earthiness and a nice caramel bicuitiness. Med. bodied. The bitterness is med but higher than any other lager I have had. This is well balanced and an interesting American lager, so much better than Samuel Adams, I have to cringe every time I hear that they are the #1 craft brewer in the country.
harrisoni (12493) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2006 Bottle. Dark amber, malty burnt caramel aroma, some hop aroma, very carbonated in mouth with toffee flavours, some hop toffee finish. Not too sweet thankfully 3.3/5
Re-rate. I love the hops on this now. Just wonderful. I don’t get the toffee so much nor was it over carbonated. I must like it as I bought two bottles in quick succession from Tesco.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
starts out Ok, with floral aroma and reasonable appearance with head. First sips fine, but tires quickly. Not so drinkable. Some bitterness and balance. Malts and Ok aftertaste but just damn boring
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very excellent lager from someone who typically doesn’t enjoy vienna/pilsener/most lagers in general :) Excellent malts tasting of caramel, burnt sugar, and candy with a nice hop accent.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle-pours a deep off white creamy head that stays around, then laces nicely while drinking. Color is amber. Taste is creamy, with the hops coming through.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - Pours amber with a fair offwhite head. Aroma is floral but you can certainly tell that there is some malt behind those hops. Flavor starts out bitter and almost sour. Lemon and grapefruit soon give way to the sweet caramel malts that dominate the flavor of this. On the palate this is medium bodied and a very nice vienna. I liked this one.
caesar (4629) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange golden color, short head. Nice aroma of hops, quite floral and flowery. Taste is bitter, dry, caramel malt. I like these kinds of beers.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral aroma. Very nice. Amber/gold appearance. Got a bitter taste, malty. Nice palate.
skortila (4312) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty decent floral hoppy aroma. Very strong and penetrating. Clear, amber-gold coloured with a thin, white head. Taste is bitter and sweet. Floral hops in it. Clean palate. Thanks to Noize for the import.