BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle best before Feb 07. Poured an amber color with a frothy off-white head that left lacing rings. The aroma was floral, citrus, and a hint of vegetables. The flavor was a nice mix of hops, caramel and floral. Medium body and bitter throughout. Very nice!
manuchampions (1241) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a honey golden colour with a thin lace of head. Sharp, almost lemony hop aroma on the nose. More lemon hop flavors in the taste with a lingering sweetness that fades into sharp and pleasant hops. The tip of my tongue is tingling! Certainly a favorite for the style.
surf1284 (91) - USA - NOV 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brewed close in proximity to me, also a damn good beer. Prominent hops taste.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Never truly tasted this from the can outside of the ballpark. Poured an amber color with a frothy mostly lasting off-white head. Dark bread/grainy malt and grassy hop aroma. Flavor of grainy cereal malts with a fair amount of hops in the back. A trace of soapiness noticeable. Light to medium bodied, slightly fizzy palate. Nothing exceptional considering what’s available on the market, but pretty good for a macro-craft beer in a can. I figure this is what good German-American immigrant lagers should have tasted like in bygone years.
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 (3342) - 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 (1728) - 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 (912) - 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.