Capa (2620) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Biscuit malts with spicy hops in the aroma and flavor. Toasted malt is pretty strong in the flavor with a light fruity note, too. Decent amber lager, though I’ve never been a big fan of the style.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A very solid lager. Pours a glowing orange-brown with a decent white head. Big, malty nose with some fruity hints to it. Flavor is rich and smooth, heavy on the sweet malts with fruit notes and caramel. Medium in body with mild carbonation. Some pleasant bitterness in the finish and aftertaste.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well... I sure pinned this style down in a single guess. Pretty spot on as far as amber lagers go. Bright orange colour with a full malty nose. Touch of corn. Sweet and smooth mouthfel with really nice fruity characteristic. Pretty easy session beer I picked up in Newark a couple months ago. Forgot I still had it!
Lubiere (12769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A golden lager with a thick light moka head. A rather unpleasant mineral malt eith light adjunct notes. In mouth, a rather bland lager with light butterscotch notes, a bit of rye notes, bland. Bottle at Lucky’s Logan Airport, Dec. 28 2009.
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours honey gold with an off white eggshell head that was about a finger thick and fell rather slow. the body is a hazy amber with some co2 rising from the center of the glass. the aromas are citrusy and slightly hoppy with some floral notes and light fruit. it is light bodied with a pretty good balance of sweet and bitter. the hops are up front and plesent and finishes with a really good malt backbone that finishes semi dry. aftertaste isnt so great but still light and has some flavor.
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Barcade, New York
Hazy blond color. Very simple Ale, not worth many words.
BillKismet (3823) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange bodied with a cream head. Nice E.S.B-Browny ale style, though it may be a lager. toasty malt and muted hops. Effortlessly nuanced and unpretentious, but rather flavorful and workman-like.
Svesse (7764) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Amber colour with brief, beige head. Malty, bready nose with ryvita, caramel and spicy hops. Malty taste with notes of brown bread, citrus peel, toasty vienna style malt and spicy hops in the finish. Medium body, balanced malt sweetness. Medium bitterness. Tasty and spicy vienna style lager.
halfonit (1319) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew has a dark golden color. Aroma is of sweeter malts, hops, and caramel. Taste is basically the same. Has a sweeter malt aftertaste. Not too bad.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
ok. i bought a case of this for 15 bucks on clearance having never heard of it. i didn’t give it much thought; my wife likes ambers, it’d be a good filler beer, and it’s cheaper than Yuengling. whatever.
Well, i tried it and was instantly in love. It drinks like so much more than an amber lager. it pours a cloudy sienna color with a thin off-white head. the aroma is kinda fruity- candy, bubblegum, cherry, plum- and toasty. the flavor, though, is what makes it. it’s really bready and toasty. it’s got a dark fruitiness to it. it’s got more hoppy bitterness than any other lager I can think of, and the finish is dry and malty with a pretty solid bitterness. i highly recommend it.