properhops (88) - - OCT 12, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDY8SYmqMDQ
Appearance: Golden/amber, 2-finger head dissipates to layering, great lacing
Smell: Little bit of citrus + astringent hop oil, raisins, new car tire rubber, toffee
Taste: Medium body, sweet malts, pumpernickel, rye, biscuit, dried apricot, nice crispness disturbed by light bitterness on finish, drinkable
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber colour with a lightly lacing head. Beautiful aroma - a flowery hop profile somewhere between Czech saaz and classic English ale hops, and a rich biscuity malt profile reminiscent of a darker German lager. Assertively crisp and bitter, with a light noble-hop spiciness. Creamy and smooth, and eminently drinkable. The best amber lager I can remember trying.
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper body, with a fair amount of carbonation and a nice frothy off-white head. Pretty good head retention.
Smells of citrus-like hops, some grain and light hints of fruit (apple, cherry, plum).
It’s got a nice hop bite up front, followed by some malty, slightly sout graininess, with a hint of fruit. Not much in the way of sweetness. The finish is moderately bitter and bready, with a bit of lingering hoppiness.
Light-to-medium bodied. Crisply carbonated and a bit acidic.
This is a sessionable beer, especially for hop-heads, or those who are beginning to get into hops. I’d prefer this over pale lagers any time!
ElectroMod (87) - - NOV 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a nice clear amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma is a nice caramel malt with some hops. Taste is nice and floral with a hints of caramel in the back, lasting hoppy finish to boot. Decent carbonation, nothing too overpowering. Very good beer, although not a lager in my opinion; more of an american pale ale.
rollingwood (86) - Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear amber pour yields a spicy hop aroma of low intensity. The medium body is floral and hoppy with a slight bitter/tartness to the short finish. Not a bad lager I suppose.
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I hadnt had one of these in a while and was really pleasantly suprised at how great it was. Really full flavored, nice body. A little sweet and flowery nose with some malt. Just enough hops to keep it smooth and not too thick. Ill be drinking this more often.
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Green. Smelled green, tasted green. Too dry for my tastes. Date on the bottles is 340 6.
Brewticular (86) - - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good Lager, easy to session. Dark color appears more like an IPA, but has a light aroma and a slight honey taste before the alcohol flavor.
surfmurf (85) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice floral bouquet pretty golden appearance and fluffy head. Good taste but a bitter finish. Looked prettier than it tasted but overall a good showing.
Edgekrusher (84) - , Alabama, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear amber color with a nice white head. Clean dry taste. Very good