thebeertourist (5069) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear, oraney amber with a big creamy head of warm, orangey white colour. Great hoppy nose promising citrus and apples, but also bread. Flavours are bitter with citrus and apple hoppiness in the lead, giving way to balancing bread flavours towards the finish. Donít let the Lager in the name fool you- this is a wonderful American amber ale.
pubbe (493) - HÝjbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with white head. Has more malt, hops and color than your average lager. Maybe this is how lager is meant to taste!?
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber - Gold appearance - Strong Carmel and Hop blend. Slight bitterness makes it a little more complex than the avg lager. hint of fruit -- very refreshing.
gnoff (8203) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 First rating
鶣 ml bottle from Swedish Systembolaget)
Color is hazy amber, head is white to tan. Aroma is of clear almost heavy hoppy character, also Wiener or MŁnchener malty smell. Taste is heavy hops, medium high bitterness. Also mixed is the malty taste, itís Wiener of MŁnchener, I canít decide. Mouth feel is medium, rather high CO2 level. After taste is of the specific malt used. A really nice beer!
(On a restaurant outside of Stockholm)
On August 25, 2008
Clear copper color, white head. Hoppy and malty scent. Also sweet malty and bitter hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. I can drink this one a lot, taste nice!
(Bottle from Systembolaget)
On September 27, 2008
Slight shady apel copper color, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy scent. A bit buttery and grainy, fruity hoppy taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Bottle at a blind tasting
On August 30, 2009
Clear copper color, off-whitehead. Fresh, citrus, grape, sweet scent. Hoppy, sweet, sugary, fresh taste. Medium mothfeel, medium low bitterness.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a honey amber colour with a thin head. Mild caramel aroma. Light caramel malt with a medium bitter finish. An average beer.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a darkish golden with a bubbly wite head. Floral and slightly grassy hops on the nose, with some light malt toastyness and a little corn. The body is a little thin, with some corn and some sweetness from the crystal malt. the finish is very dry and crisp. Its really isnt too different, but as far as your average lager goes its about as good as it gets.
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The truth is I am really not a personal fan of this type of lager. That said, this is much better than almost any other American Malt Lagers that Iíve had.
Appearance: This beer pours a coppery light brown, decent white head.
Smell: Raw barley was the overwhelming aroma. There was also malts, and a bit of green (hops) in the nose.
Taste: I found the taste to be a bit watery, with lots of empty space. Light malts up front with a quite hoppy aftertaste. Above average compared to American Macros but certainly not a very interesting beer in comparison to other craft beers or American All-Malt Lagers. Aproachable.
Mouthfeel: A bit thin and watery; typical of an American lager but certainly nothing special in the mouthfeel (just okay).
Drinkability: There is nothing very interesting about this beer but it is cool clear and refreshing, like water. It is definitely a significantly sessionable beer, with low ABV and no extreme flavors you could drink it all night; and still walk home (w/o stumbling).
Hope this is helpful.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coppery colored, lively carbonation. Medium sized yellow head. Sweet, caramelly, nutty, hopped, floral and even some bready tones in fine and complex aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor has caramel with fruits, aftertaste has citrus, bitter hops and lasting dryness with some floral tones.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild hop malt aroma with a hazy golden appearance with a minimal cream head. Taste is well balanced with hops and malt and has a slightly bubbly finish.
RobertGBG (109) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Sweet fruity smell, Golden, Powerfull bitterness and a hint of citrus, A little too fizzy taste on the tounge