craven5000 (91) - 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 (4438) - 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 (8460) - 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 (5169) - 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 (11167) - 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.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear sparkling amber with a nice creamy head. Big assertive lager malt aroma. The flavor is sweet and malty up front then a nice bit of grassy hops. Nicely balanced. Medium dry body.
jburbey (14) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have had a couple of different experiences with this beer. Out of the tap it had a great spice flavor. It had a great balance of malt and hops and was moderately sweet. The finish was smooth. However, I recently had one out of the bottle and was disappointed with the aftertaste. It had a little bit of a cough syrupy aftertaste.