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 iíve 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.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
(BB 11/02) Pasteurized to the point of no return. Everything out of the FX Matt brewery in Utica, NY (with the exception of BCS, because it is not pasteurized) is a well below average beer. Every beer taste cooked/oxidized. Drink Brooklyn lager on draft. The draft version comes from Brooklyn, NY and is not pasteurized.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
man i donít normally drink lagers cause iíd rather spend my money on some knida ale but when my buddy offered me one iím not gonna say no. I was quite suprised nice full body falvor. with a little hop finish
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
perhaps a little too much hops in the taste for a good lager, but i dont think this would be considered a vienna. Nice color but the head didnt last at all. It is an overall good tasting beer and i could drink a few of these, but I would much rather have thier brown ale.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Something went wrong. I was expecting so much when I popped the cap on this beer. Reviews were good. To its credit, thereís a substantial hop presence, but the end product just isnít all that tasty and drinkable to me.
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep tawny golden color. Thick, frothy head lasts a long time. Aroma of fresh hops greets the drinker (Cascades?). Wow! Very impressive lager! Well balanced malty to hops…maybe just a bit hoppier than expected. Reminiscent of Samuel Adams Boston Lager in style and flavor but better. The bottle calls this “The Pre-Prohibition beer.” If so, they knew what they were doing back then. It’s difficult to classify this beer to a particular style though. Definitely not a Pils and the hops are too evident for a Munich, Dortmunder or Vienna. Whatever it is, it is good. The amount of hops in this beer is on par with a fine American pale ale. Excellent job. I really enjoyed it.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better american lagers on the market.
DarkFudge99 (5) - Dumont (Irish Headquarters USA), New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I knew right off jump that I was in for a treat when I mistook the look of this with a Boylenís Cream Soda Pop!...Smoooooth caramel flavor with a pleasant roasted wheat nose....drink this one chilled and enjoy...Yeah this one here is some fine beer!