decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with hints of red. Light head and lace. Nice caramel malt aroma. Sweet start with a hint of cherriness. A hint of hop bitter on the end. Thin and a bit watery, decent carbonation. Not bad more like an amber ale than at PL.
kramer (5328) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, via Thaichile. Pours an orangish copper body under a one finger craggy off-white head. Aroma is mostly a general graininess with some toasted and a little biscuity malt. Fairly light in flavor with some biscuity malt under a moderately bitter hoppiness. Finish is short and moderately bitter. Lighter bodied and a little thin with active carbonation. An OK, but unexciting, "Amber".
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A respectable vienna - strawberry blonde in color, herbal aroma with a touch of sweetness - quite hoppy, even for the style - a mild grainy maltiness - finishes clean
EithCubes (5192) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose lightly dusty with a sprinkling of sweet earth, Munich with the muted earthy-spiciness of English hops. Pours a beautiful dark copper-amber with a rocky beige head. Spicy English hops [aha! It must be the Nugget] and crystal malt with a little sweet darkness of Munich and some nice rolling malt depth, lightly woody; bitterness is very light and more nutty-earthy than bitter, also overwhelmed by the sticky sweetness. Light fruity edge-rounders and a pleasant buttery undercurrent. Love the toasty character here. Medium-fullish body, aftertaste dries a bit. This is my vision of a traditionalist Englishman brewing an Alt for his Rhenish guests with what was at hand; it has a wonderful balance between malt and hops and would do very well in multiple seasons, best late at night.
JaBier (5167) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and earthy hops. Grainy malt flavor with a bit of fruit.
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a medium orange with a thin head. The aroma was Colby cheese with some old toffee. There was also a hint of butterscotch. The taste had some funky cardboard and old tobacco. There was also some light orange peel.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with taller off-white head. Mild malt, light toasted bread and some earthy caramel in the nose. LIght malty start. some caramel and toasted malt in the middle. Bit of citrus and pears toward the finish. Fairly clean finish. A somewhat better than average amber lager.
thornecb (4709) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber into a shaker. Fluffy white micro head with excellent retention. Caramel malt aromas. Soft and well balanced with caramel upfront and a slight hop finish.
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 16, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Opened with a huge hiss...and this bottle has been on a shelf for a couple months now. Pours a lightly hazy amber with golden highlights and a huge foamy off white head that left a bunch of lacing. Aroma of fruits, mixed citrus, some caramel, toffee, Flavor was lots of tingly carbonation, yeast, mixed fruits, toffee, toasted malts. I think some infection was settling in on this beer based on how carbonated it was in addition to all the fruity esters.
Aurelius (4574) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kinda stinky cereal malt aroma. Over-carbonated. Big head, good label, lightly hazy, medium PA-coloring. Don’t know that I’d call this a ’Dark Lager’ - it’s really no darker than say, Yuengling. Makes a big icecream head. Tart, seedy. Very, very fizzy. Finishes quick and moderately sugary. From the bottle. A mishmash. I’m really a bit puzzled, looking at the other ratings, which say things like ’mahogany’ and ’dark amber’. This beer is clearly labeled ’Fisherman’s Brew’ but is only a medium orange-amber.