Beer Guy99 (251) - 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.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Poured a light amber with a medium head. Hoppy aroma with citrus and pine notes. Flavor was a bit of caramel and hops.. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice drinkable lager. Light Amber color, clear, Med high carbonation, bitter finish and bubbly. Nice nose of grassy/floral hops, carmels, bit of nuts. Cross between a Sam Adams Lager and a Morlein OTR ale. Well done.
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours light copper with frothy, here and then gone, just off white head. Smells like whole grains in the husk and taste very much like milled grains with a sugary tinge, reminds me of horse feed . Very raw flavors give way to a pleasing and full mouthfeel for the style. Lingering foul, stale aftertaste takes this rating down a bit. Pretty good though.
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber beer with an off white head. Sweet caramel, floral
aroma. Good hop flavour, nicely bitter with a light syrupy sweetness to
balance it out. Quite full bodied for a lager, but good nonetheless. Great beer, much
better than expected
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby color, with a mild malty aroma. With a hint of hops and soap smell. Above average overall, not a big lager fan, one of the better lagers I’ve had though. Worth a try.
PauloAG (247) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355cc bottle. Pours amber clear with thin head. Some floral and resin hops on a slightly sweet caramely backbone. Finish is quite dry and bitter for a lager. Very nice surprise. It is not the typical lager. Thirs quenching and refreshing. Pairs nicely with light meals.
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. no hops in the aroma but very light malt. more malt in the taste and a litle something else but not much on hops. nice easy drinking
lukedarock (246) - Howell, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this easy goin yet complex beer, very drinkable and good for every occasion would buy again
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - APR 25, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2004 Bottled from bodega on 157th-dark Amber color smooth not what i expected from A lager which is i guess why it's under Vienna. smooth drinking good. And it's my "hometown beer" malty too