glennmastrange (2621) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. What the aromas in this beer lack in complexity it makes up for in balance. Malts have a moderate roasted smell, hops smell of pine and herbs, and a light earth smell for the yeast, with brown sugar and a very light note of apple. Head is creamy/fizzy white with no lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is a clear amber/tan. Flavor starts moderately acidic and finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, dry/watery with a lively carbonation. Nothing fancy, just a good drinking beer.
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an decent amber with slight foamy head. Nose of dry hops, some malt backbone. Palate mostly the same, finishes clean but a little more solid on the malt profile than most lagers. Nothing amazing, but good enough.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Pours hazy golden amber color with full foamy off white head. Aroma sweet malt and floarl hops. Taste nutty malt and hops with lite bitter after taste.
AMN (127) - Dublin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Certainly has its own flavor and hoppiness. Acceptable, but leaves me wanting something. I couldn’t see this as my regular beer.
emobassfoo (178) - Webster, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated while drinking: Pours a dull golden-orange color with a majestic off-white head. Big head. Smells of fruity hops and almost something spicy; maybe pepper. Great balance of malts and hops in the flavor, backed up by more hops near the swallow. Tasty! Smooth and crisp on the palate; makes you want more. Solid flagship beer for Brooklyn. Could drink this everyday with every meal.
jaybreezy (5) - USA - SEP 14, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. One of my favorites becuase of its exceptional balance. Aroamas of sweet citrus and sandalwood and yeast. Russetted orange color. Minimal, retreating head. This is deliciously hoppy for an American lager: flavors of grapefruit, resin, and malt tinges. The dryness of the flavor profile doesn’t compromise its robustness. Cheers!
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight hazy honey-gold amber hue, with a small beige head, floral hop and toasted malt nose, with a citrus fruity note,with some toffeeish and biscuity accents, with a hint of bready dough in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a toasty and biscuity malt character,with a nice flowery hop citrusy note hint of toffee too, leading towards a hop bitterness finish.
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Crystal clear amber color with a decent white head and nice lacing. Excellent aroma of hops with sweet malt. Good toasted malt flavor underneath the considerable hop presence. After tasting this at the Emerald Coast Beerfest I had to bring some home. Very good.
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this one on draft at the Emerald Coast Brew Fest in Pensacola, FL. Nice hop aroma and attractive amber color. The taste was very hoppy and really appealed to me. The drinkability was very high. I would recommend and will definitely have again, and I’m not a huge fan of lagers. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Good beer.
candlejack (6) - New York, USA - SEP 6, 2007 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
eh, it was an ok beer. had it on a full stomach, the head didnt last long. ididnt wow me at first, but when i got halfway through it i started to appreciate it more. it was better then most lagers ive had.