matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to the BigBadBear63 for this distant brew!
A gleaming copper body with a frothy tan head. Hints of caramel, lemon, raspberry and tangerine in the nose….. Also reminds me of fresh honey buttered wheat bread. The flavor is terrific! Very malty but nodules of a hop bite catch me off guard. I really like the honey and nutty presence; it seems so very well balanced! A very enjoyable toasty finish; One of the BEST Lagers I have ever sampled!
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy light amber with a medium thick off-white head. Slightly sweet malt aroma with some spices and yeast(an almost Belgian quality). Taste of caramel winter spices and malt. Creamy feel. As with all Capital beers easy drinking and well made.
craven5000 (99) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light tan, quick dying head over bubbly clear amber. Watery in mouth with light flavor.
jgb9348 (4735) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper tinted amber body with a thick dense tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, nuts, piney hops and a bit of some raisin/pit fruit presence. Medium-bodied; Strong caramel and malt flavour with a bit of the sweetness popping through and becoming very noticeable. A light toasted malt taste becomes evident in the palate after a few seconds of tasting it. Overall, a very nice beer-MUCH more of a Vienna than a 'Lager', but very recommended! I was lucky enough to get a twelve ounce bottle of this in a local trade from BigBadBear63, Cheers Mike! I sampled this beer on 15-December-2003.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2007 Very caramelly for being light on the mouth. Smooth, nicely carbonated. Creamy, lasting head. A little bit of smoke in the aroma. Burnt amber. Nice, toffeeish aftertaste. Thanks, David P.!
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crystal clear, deep amber lager with a small, creamy, white head.
The nose has some light chocolate and butterscotch notes.
Well-balanced flavor, but light-bodied and thin. Silky mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Crisp, clean finish.
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark golden color with a small white head and some lacing. Lemon, straw, vanilla spice aroma. Taste was dominated by vanilla malt and some alcohol that slightly coated the mouth.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got a lot of flavor out of this. It had a nice big bocky quality, with light berry notes coming in from all over the place. Nuanced and nicely balanced.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with a large white head. Malty but needs something to balance the flavor. Weak finish. Overall good but not the best beer.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, berry fruity, light toffee. Taste is pretty sweet, berry fruity, some caramel, light toffee and earthy. Medium palate.