chicob (9) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 21, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This accurate lager was my first introduction to craft beer. The Hoppy aroma and well balanced bitterness/sweetness make it my first recommendation for any new comers to specialty beer.
tekstr1der (326) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, itís not bad, but after having my first lager in years yesterday (Ayinger dortmunder) and being super-excited about what I might be missing, this was a slight letdown. That stuff is fantastic btw. This pours a clear amber with almost-dissipated bone-white top that does cling a bit. Aroma is floral and slightly hoppy in a funky way, not what Iíd expected. Flavor is better with more malt getting a grip - a nice biscuit - but still slightly overbalanced by the hop. Finish is on the semisweet which is okay by me.
lokis333 (275) - Birěai, LITHUANIA - APR 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear deep honey/amber color with small slightly off white foam. Aromas initaly of light hops then malt in a way smelling like barley wine (smells like it would be strong beer?) although quite simple and resinous aromas but nice. Palate, medium body with mouthcoating texture leaving smooth maybe with hints of booze malty finish. Taste is sweet of malt with some hints of light malts being used, has somewhat stronger beer taste to it. Overall, not bad, interesting one thing that really threw me off it tasted like some beers of 7% and over that I had? There fore I am not sure and start to doubt my tastebuds.... But give it a go it is still nice! Although as geting through the bottle taste mellows out leaving afterteases of caramalt and biscuit malt.
markwise (5081) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from The Epicurean Hotel. Pours a clear amber color with a white head. Nose is light malt, some floral character, some yeast, and some mild bitterness. Flavor is similar with malt, floral, some mild bitterness, and yeast. Light to medium in body and nice lager overall.
Rubin77 (643) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
F: huge, off-white, good retention.
C: amber, orange to coopery, clear with many small particles.
A: malty, floral hoppy, bready, caramel, light fruity.
T: malty, good floral grassy bitterness, hint of bready and biscuit, light citrus, tangerine, fresh and drinkable, medium body, decent carbonation, pleasant, well balanced and tasty, 355ml bottle from AH supermarket in Amsterdam.
ndburns (45) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml botlle from Asda. Pours a lively copper with a minimal off white head. Aroma is toasted malt. Taste is malty and earthy, a hoppy bitterness coming through. Very flavourful for a lager.
GenDV138 (5077) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip pint glass. Best by August 2016. Courtesy of my Uncle from New York. Clear golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of malt, wheat, some citrus, a little corn. Tastes of light citrus, wheat, malt, a little corn. Light body with a dry finish. Good lager.
GJF (1462) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of a bogus review--I have notes from a quick trip to New York, but I canít really read them except low 3. Certainly didnít stand out, but nothing in the notes to say it wasnít good.
scottm2588 (145) - SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on the train home from PNE vs QPR. Aroma is is caramel, brown sugar, citrus. Taste us big sweetness, caramel, hoppy dryness. Hand down the best lager Iíve tasted.
DylansDad (552) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
toasty malt and bread crusts at the front. Lime-like citrus then follows through to the back with earthy hop bitterness. Finishes fairly dry, dusty and slightly spicy. Itís unlike any other lager Iíve drunk, but thereís nothing showy or flahy, itís a solid meat-and-potatoes beer done really well.
SinH4 (2066) - Garching, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange color with white head. Aroma is malty, earthy hops. Taste is malty, earthy-hoppy, but no caramel or other standard amber flavours. Refreshing, low carbonation. Admittedly good and well-balanced. Nice.