GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beautiful browish copper appearance. Smooth pour with limited head and surprisingly little aroma even with nose deep in the glass. It appears the scent needs to go through the mouth rather than the nostrils; I enjoyed a lingering aroma of the beer’s hops for a few moments following my first few sips. Surprisingly strong hoppiness for an amber lager. Not bad, but left me feeling like this beer is trying to compete in a different category
DrinkinWell (389) - - MAY 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear coppery amber with off-white head. Bready malty aromas. Citrus and honey notes. A pretty average lager, nothing special at all.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark reddish gold with a thick white head that left some lacing. Nose: light floral hops, caramel malt and a touch of molasses. Medium to thin bodied. Flavor has notes of citrus and pine over a sweet vanilla-toffee background.
tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(From notes 2011)
Poured from bottle at Durgin Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Pours a cloudy honey color with a minor head and almost no lacing. Nice aroma of hopiness with a touch of citrus, not too overwhelming but certainly present.
Sweet and slightly spicy in taste, very enjoyable. Average mouthfeel of a lager, good drink-ability. A very good session beer.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cloudy, light gold with a big foamy head that spilled over the glass before it quickly faded. It looked awful! Strong malt flavor, well balanced, with a nice hop finish in the aftertaste. A bit more robust than I would expect from an Amber. Full-bodied, mouth filling. Held up well to a hearty meal. Tastes great!
NallePalle (327) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Cheers, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA. Classified as amber lager, though quite bitter. Taste (and smell) actually reminding of the sea.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a very very faint grassy, sweet smell. Poured a clear amber color with a small white head. Taste is quite intense considering the lack of smell. Is a nice toasty malt, little bit of caramel, and a quick dry finish. Feels light to medium bodied with lively carbonation.
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.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was beer. It wasn’t great. It wasn’t bad, either. Just an okay beer in all respects: color was okay, head was okay, aftertaste was a little metallic, aroma was okay, hopped some, sweet some.
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can’t comment too much on the color because I had this out of the bottle (boo hiss, I know). There are nice caramel flavors that go well with the malty flavors present here. While this isn’t what I’d long for, I could see this being a very nice beer to have while grilling outside on a summer day. Nothing special, but not bad at all, either.