vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Has an orange-amber color and a slightly skunky smell. Taste is also slightly skunky and finishes with a light bitterness. Overall I did not like this beer too much due to the skunky flavoring.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unexpectedly caramel/orange body, moderately carbonated, with a filmy off-white head. Sweet malt, light esters in the nose (apple and sweet potato), floral as well. Tea-like flavors, earthy, woody, with a drying finish. A nice effort, but I find it to be a bit too dry and lacking in the thirst quenching department.
Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2003 Amber with a creamy head. The first thing I notice is a very strong floral hop presence. While this is pleasant, it overwhelms other flavors. Still, this is a very tasty and original lager. A must try if you're in NYC.
rauchbier (3394) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep Amber, moderate head and good condition. Initial flowery hop aromas followed by a malty toast and bread note. Pine resin, hops and citrus notes in the mouth with some caramel malt and a long hoppy finish that dries toward the end.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orangish appearance and pouring a bizarre cylindrical cream head that forms a pint sized missile. Easy malt aroma with lightly malted body and flecks of bitterness. This vienna is delicately malted with a definite hop backbone. Okay for a vienna and a bit watery over the tongue.
Gaffer99 (7) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2002 does not count
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dunno, it’s just I like my lagers not to taste like ale. Full on the palate with a sweet aftertaste. Not an unpleasant beer at all, just not to my taste...
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured onto the glass a medium to dark gold color. The head was of a full consistency and the color of white. The aroma was a balance of malts and hops. The taste was exactly like the aroma, bitter hops and sweet malts balancing each other. This is a decent example of the style of beer that it represents.
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - DEC 6, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2004 Bunny Roast through the prison bars. Barely dressed, some saliva smeared fur glistens in the moonlight. Soft moans amongst the tick-tick-tick of scurrying rats. The tea is served when all have gasped their way to conclusion. Bunny Roast slips out leaving a bitter memory. But let's be honest, dry hopping a below standard Vienna makes it interesting rather than good. If only the base lager had more character then this would be one beast of a brew. [1.9] Bottle Head to Head with Sam Adams Boston Lager. Malt tones with a sour fruit note. Cardboard and old beer. Tastes a bit fresher than the Boston, allowing some flavours to come through: orange; honeysuckle. Interesting.
Scooby (50) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nothing special, had it a few times now. I agree that it is very good beer to keep on tap and does seem almost like a pale ale.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle malty aroma emanates from this deep copper colored brew. The body is mellow and moderately bitter with just a hint of sweetness. It finishes crisp with a nice balance of malt and hops.