Derek881 (1236) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I enjoyed this on draft in Manhattan, and was really pleasantly surprised. The aroma was not too exciting, mostly grainy/earthy hops with a touch of caramel malt. A good appearance, a very dark rust color with a creamy, tan head. The flavor was quite good, hoppy and mostly bitter, but had some sweet aspects as well. I was very impressed with this type of palate from a lager. It was quite creamy and smooth, but still had ample carbonation, very well done. Overall, it exceeded my expectations and I would like to have it again.
charlotte (5118) - rÝdovre, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colour with large white head.Aroma is really malty and bitter with taste of hops and pepper,really tasty and fresh beer better then many others Lagers.
yespr (39609) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
35.5 cL bottle. Pours deep orange, clear, with a slight off-white head. Fruity hops aroma, slight caramel malt. Malty flavour, slight roasted with a minor bread like note. Fruity and bitter hops join in a bit later, given a rather dry flavour into the finish with a minor refreshing fruity note. Slight soapy mouthfeel/flavour.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber color. Smell of malt, hops, flowers and some pepper. Taste of hops, pepper, citrus, flowers and malt. Refreshing and not that bad.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice. Floral hops and malty aroma. I swear I can smell some orange notes. Medium mouth with a nice bitter finish.
Habdul (3) - CANADA - SEP 22, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this beer! Iím partial to Lagers and Pils yet I do enjoy the extra character a pale ale has....this beer is the perfect beer for me!
Full flavour, beautiful head for a lager that melts away into a nice cover that laces the glass all the way down....nice caramel color. Taste is full, feel is nice and it leaves a sparkle on your tongue.
This along with Christoffel Blond are my 2 favorites amongst the beers I can get in my region.
This is a nice step above Sams and IMO much better than Urquell or Czechvar.
Bobsy (194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 On tap at Beerbistro. I donít really like lagers, but maybe Iíve just drank the wrong kind. Nice hoppy aroma, and a taste of hops, fresh fruit and malt. Very pleasant. Iíve since bought a couple of bottles at the LCBO and it worked well paired with a thai red curry.
goldbrew (99) - USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In glass on tap. Excellent lager. This has some character to it with a rich golden hue and pleasant hop aroma. A touch more thickness than many lagers with a good balance. Recommended.
travita (4779) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally some charcter in a lager. Nice head that stays with the brew. Goldish color and clear. Nice hop smell, crisp and fresh at the back of the mouth.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Another of my "I havenít rated this yet???" beers. Golden brown with a huge off white head that disintegrates rockily. Rather hoppy nose - citrus and grass, sweet malt. Light to medium bodied, the sweet maltiness comes through in the flavor, well balanced by floral and grass flavors. Some dry bread notes. Very flavorful, damn pleasant.