skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fine stuff indeed. This marzen-like brew is amber in color and malty in the nose and on the palate. On the balance it is 75% malt/25% hops, just to keep it lively and enhance the aroma. Taste is of honey and oranges. Finish is clean. This is the rare lager to sip rather than pound after mowing the lawn.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden in colour, floral hoppy aroma. Slight hoppy bitterness. Dry, flowery finish. Decent beer.
CamdenD (1056) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 ReRate -- Winter 2006 -- well maybe I was just hankering for a bit of hops in London, but this out of the bottle had a bit more to it. Reminded me a bit of a sam adams in its nice deepness and "american-ness." Hoppy lagers aren’t bad.
Ehh... smell reminded me of a macro. Nothing here at all to make me want more. Very bland lager. (3/3/5/3/8)
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 This is a damn fine beer. I wish I could get it at the local supermarket. If I could then this would be my number one beer in the fridge. Pours with a golden copper color and a tan puffy head. Head dissipates quickly but leaves a drop of lace behind. Aroma is sweet and malty with some hops on the back end. Flavor is slightly fruity for a lager, very malty and filling. Overall, everybody I know who has tried this beer has enjoyed it. It is smooth, satisfying, and delicious. If I knew this beer was so good when I lived in Brooklyn I might have never left.
Tried this again recently; this time on draft. I noticed that the draft version has a distinct malty, scotch character to it. The more I explore this beer the more I find to like about it.
Note: June 14 2007, Guess what? Lucky me, this beer is now available locally. As promised it’s on the top shelf of my fridge in its new permanent spot.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: OK but a little thin. Mild hops with a faint malt follow. I’ll have to try it again - maybe I got a bad one.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stuff! I have to say a surprisingly great Vienna from Brooklyn. Nice and smooth, red orange copper hues, serious satisfying malty taste for the style and just a hint of hoppiness to go with it.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Golden in color with a nice head. Nice floral hoppy aroma. Nice and clean tasting. Smooth. Decent beer.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Basically I found this one to be citrussy hops on bland malt. Clear orange with a white lasting head. Hoppy aroma and flavor, and what seams to be Cascades???. It is smooth and clean, but not really my thing.
HoosierDadday (13) - USA - JUL 12, 2004
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a fantastic beer. Brooklyn’s best, and that’s saying something. Quite possibly the best lager brewed in the United States
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown/amber with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of hops and malt.
Malty flavor that has a nice balance of hops.