DrnkMcDermott (2903) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2010 Canned, Aug 2, 2010. Revisiting this beer after 7 years and in a new canned package. Pours a nice presentation in a Sam Adams glass: Light amber color, rich malty head that turns into rocky foam after well over a minute. Smell is kind of nondescript, compared to my enthusiasm back in my year of rating. Taste is malty and pretty smooth, a little lager bite here and there. Okay, so Iím no longer writing home about it. But Iím thinking they are selling a lot more of this flagship style these days, so itís moved towards more mass appeal. But Iím fine with seeing more local brew in cans.
Bottled. Aug 7, 2003. A pleasing little malty brew. Nice beery aroma when you crack the bottle. Pours like most bottled beer, with an even head that fades to a nice little lace. A roasty malt taste brings notes of caramel or molasses. Hops flavor very mild. Again, a fine representative of the style, and I hope Capital will sometime take the chance to do something a little more extreme. Original rating: 7-3-7-4-14=3.5
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a lighter amber and wisps of head. Aroma is candi-ish and a odd bit of spice. Different flavors. A unique, light, interesting Amber.
BeerInHeaven (258) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the best beer available at my golf club, so Iíve drank quite a bit of it. Pours a clear copper with a medium beige head. malt aroma. taste is slightly sweet malt with a hint of bitter. nice bittersweet linger. Solid amber.
Ratman197 (11246) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toasted malt and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp wth a smooth dry finish. Flavors of toasted malt, light caramel and a hint of earthiness with a smooth dry finish.
drsordr (1545) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour dark gold, not really amber. Nose sweet crystal malt, light earthy hop. Taste sweeter malt up front and then light grainy malt late. Nothing off putting but nothing outstanding either. Fairly clean drinking for an amber
JonnyMadison (84) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very fragrant. Crisp hops cut through at first, with a bitter taste, but it smooths out nicely and finishes with a roasted caramel flavor. Aftertaste is a bit dry, but overall a nice amber lager.
George999 (238) - Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aromas are mild, taste is slightly sweet hops are low, nice balance of carbonation, good solid amber
bkurtz (1006) - PERU - OCT 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours a deep, clear copper/amber with a small,creamy, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of a sweet bread. Sweet malt flavors, low carbonation, and a clean finish. Interesting, but not my style.
sjohnny (418) - - OCT 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clean malty sweet honey aroma. Pours crystal clear copper amber with a thin quickly fading off white head. Earthy, malty, woody. Thin mouthfeel. Light bodied. A little bitter edge on the finish. Not bad.
rcasta (841) - EL SALVADOR - SEP 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A solid, malt emphasized lager, the firey hued richness perfectly balanced by clean hop bittering.
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber with a thinner, long lasting slightly off white head. The aroma is caramel, nuts, yeast, and hints of grapefruit and grassy hops. The taste has is a bit sweet with touches of tartness. Its contains caramel, nuts, bread, and some slight fruitiness. Aftertaste is a short caramel. Medium bodied, slick in texture, and average in carbonation. For some reason, this one is clean and rather easy to drink. But overall, this is probably just your average amber.