Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice lager. Bigger bolder than normal. Then again, normal for me is American Marcobrew, so lots is better than that. Nice coppery apperance. Good hoppy edge. Very nice beer.
ARMed (571) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More powerful and flavorful than your standard lagers. Suprises you with lots of flavor that makes you want a second sip. Semi-dry and hoppy with a bitter aftertone. Amber brown hue that is mildly carbonated. Scintillating head tickles your nose hairs and tingles your taste buds. Very good from a keg! Try with your favorite pizza.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
VERY impressive lager...dark and rich and full-bodied..very nice balance between the malt and hops in this one...highly recommneded
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color. Strong aroma of alcohol. Sometimes the beer has a bitter bite to it, which is unenjoyable. Full flavored compared to a lot of lagers at the grocery store today.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Telephone poles glimpsed through the fogged window of a ’52 DeSoto, the droplets of condensation turning to a golden dew. Suddenly you are in a moonlit clearing in a deep, green forest. Just you and the golden dew of the coming dawn, which you decide to drink. You become a worshipper of the golden dew, and join with others dancing in the moonlight and singing to the moon. The moon’s name is Garrett. It answers, ’worship me, for I am the Great Garrett. I shall supply you with the Golden Dew as long as I am placated with sacrifice.’ ’But what kind of sacrifice, oh Great Garrett?’ you answer. ’I demand little. Only a 1952 DeSoto, with blue simulated leather seats.’ ’Oh Great Garret, my DeSoto has seafoam green seats, but you may have it.’ ’Not good enough,’ answers the Great Garrett, ’I must therefore demand the ultimate sacrifice. You and all of the moon dancers must chop down the mightiest tree in the forest with a...wait, that’s been done before, sorry, ok you and your fellow moon dancers must consume nothing but Smirnoff Ice for a thousand, thousand lifetimes. Then, and only then, will I supply thee with more of the Golden Dew.’ And so it was written, and so it was done. And for a thousand thousand lifetimes, the people drank Smirnoff Ice. Twas a dark and tasteless time, but after much suffering, it was over. And the Great Garret joined the Brooklyn Brewery and fulfilled the destiny of the moon dancers. The End.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2003 Pours with a bright crisp amber body topped by a medium thick head with good lacing left on the glass. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with caramel notes and hoppy undertones. The flavor is sweet, caramelly, and malty with a hoppy background and a hoppy finish. Smooth and light bodied.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The favorite American lager to date! Full bodied(for a lager) nice malt balnce and quite hoppier then what’s out there.
AbeVigoda99 (7) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great American lager. Quite hoppy, sort of a half IPA. Great summer brew. Mellow bitter brew with a hint of roasted malt. Very drinkable with a slightly dry finish.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
very hoppy for a lager. probably the hoppiest lager i’ve ever had. very similar to an ipa. my only complaint is it could have more malt flavor
SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a bottle. This beer is not very good at all. The nose and the palate give off a very oxidized carachteristic, and in general the beer is completely lackluster. It reminds me of Yeungling Lager.