Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly dark for a lager. The color is amber and it has a thin, lasting white head. Strong aroma of hops with some maltiness in the background. It has a medium body with medium carbonation and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is malty up front with lots of hops that come through. The finish is long and lingering with a nice hop bitterness and some malty sweetness in the very end. A great lager, one of the better ones I have had.
crazyvin (1835) - New York, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2007 re-rate!!! 3/14/07. Poured a nice golden honey like hue with a thick white head which seemed to have nice lacing. Aroma was rich with caramel malts as well as some yeasty notes. A smooth crisp flavor that plays off its sweet aroma with a nice smooth finish. good beer.
MaBeer1972 (1242) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2003 This is a light amber lager with a very flowery aroma and flavor. The malt is totally hidden behind the hoppy flowers. Too bad.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Deeper gold than mega-macro lagers. Floral aroma. Slighlty sweet malt up front with a surprising amount of hops (for a lager) in the finish. One of my favorite lagers.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definently one of the better lagers out there. Nice aroma. Not as lagery as one might expect. Well worth a try.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Beautiful amber colour, with a medium fluffy, rich white head that persisted throughout. Malty dry aroma, slightly sweet. Totally scrumptious malty, bread-like aroma. Smooth body and palate. Very complete.
Elvis (5) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2003 does not count
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Excellent color, very smooth, vaguely hoppy but not excessively bitter. Refreshing but not too light, with plenty of body and a sweet finish. Consistency varies widely, though, from batch to batch. I have had some outstanding cases and others have been almost mediocre.
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very smooth easy drinking perfect to start a night of drinking with...Wonderful citrus aroma with lots of hops exploding from the bottle....very smooth and refreshing
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big head, copper body. Hoppy, floral and citrusy nose. Very hoppy, good malts. Is this really a vienna? Doesn't taste a thing like Dos Equis.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the most abundant beer from Brooklyn that I found on tap in NYC. A decent body reminds me that all lagers are not terrible--there is a grassy, sortof tart, acidic profile to this beer as well. I enjoyed this beer with some spicy Chinese fusion cuisine.