RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hmmm. Didn;t enjoy this one as much as some of the other raters. Seemed pretty middle-of-the-road unremarkable to me. Amber in colr with a small whitish head. Definite bit of floral hops in the nose, along with a dose of malt. Flavor was largely toasted malt with a fairly well-balanced hop presence, but a grainy quality that I wasn’t crazy about. Not a bad beer, mind you, but unexceptional. A decent offering.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy orange, with a medium, white head. This tastes a lot like Sam Adams Boston Lager to me, but hoppier. I’m kind of curious how it’s classified as a Vienna in the ratebeers database. Especially when you consider how hop-forward this beer is. Very nicely blended hops and malts in the taste. An enjoyable brew.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear amber with a fluffy off white head that lasts forever and leaves great lacing. visible carbonation. aroma balanced light toasted malt and hops. flavor sweet toasted malt with a bitter hoppy backbone. finish bitter hoppy and dry. light and slightly floral. light bodied crisp. nice balanced surprisingly hoppy lager.
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle-thanks to vyvvy for the sample. pours medium orange with a small soapy white head. somewhat oxidized nose but just faint. mostly caramel malts, toasted with some sweetness from faiding hops? could be somewhat of an old bottle, but definately not past prime. flavors are lightly sweet, caramel, light cardboard, toasted grains-true to the style. really comes across pretty boring. maybe i need a fresh bottle. carbonation is ample and a little too much.
jason (1682) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and draft. A nice crisp aroma and good appearance with a good foamy head and active appearance. Good flavor and well balanced. Very smooth.
CelticBrew (859) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured out a bit lighter amber, almost medium, aroma of hop flowers, spice. Taste of smooth hops, malts and alspice. Nice easy flavor. Not to bold, but not exactly boring. Pretty good lager, not like the mega brewer types.
mansquito (3572) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got this beer because I had nothing better to do. Definately not an ordinary lager. Darker than a pale lager and much, much hoppier. Ultimately, it is a nice and hoppy beer, but of the three beers that I had at the time, this six pack was finished last. A good beer, but I would rather drink something else.
Trev (1962) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a clear amber with a large foamy off white head that lasts for a bit and laces very well.
Aroma is floral hop and a hint of honey backed up by a biscuit and caramel maltiness.
Flavour has an assertive hop presence blending into a medium malty body and finishing with a nice lingering bitterness.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright amber-orange coloru. Slightly chewy, caramelly aroma. Full body. Lightly toasty, hints of caramel. Clean. Fairly flavourful brew. Nothing terribly special in terms of either flavour or aroma but quite well executed and with enough body and nuance in its caramel/toast notes to keep things flowing. Nicely done.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - NOV 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 (Bottle BB 07/07; ABV 5.2%) Fruity (citrus), hoppy (flowery) and malty aroma. Amber colour, clear and small, white, very slightly lasting head with good lacing. Toffee malty, citrus fruity and moderately bitter flavour. Medium-bodied and softly carbonated palate. Good brew, which does not taste lager! 10/03/07 (original rating was 7/3/7/3/14)