snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - NOV 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear gold, small head and minimal carbonation. Aroma is mostly malty, slightly sweet, and that carried over into the flavor as well. Thanks to gerdy555 for this one!
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a light amber color with a small white head. Descent tasting Helles sytel brew from Cincy.
raymow (1345) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent but not great. It had a cloudy yellow/amber coloring and a slightly sweet aroma and flavor.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light amber color with a small white head. Malt aroma with a just a little fruit. Flavor of malt(bread) and a little fruit. Has a little hops in the finish. Thanks Dogbrick.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Orange, slightly cloudy body with a bubbly white head that doesn’t last more than 5 seconds. Appears to be very watery. Some faint bubbling. Smells of mild malt and fruity hops, both very subdued. Mouth-feel is thin and watery, which is a big surprise once you find out how strong a flavor this beer packs. Taste starts off with peach, concord grapes and a little apple, then quickly moves to a bitter, stone metallic hop flavor. Beer finishes like a dry white wine, with a peppery/carbonated throat burn. An interesting, strong flavored domestic that was just “ok” going down. Of note: A cat pee odor comes about as the beer warms. I probably will not buy this again. Sampled from a 12 oz. Bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, VA.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is a lightly murky amber color with a thin beige head. Thin lacing. The aroma is lightly malty and fruity. Medium-bodied and very smooth with malt and hops in equal quantities. The finish is very clean and a little sweet. Better than I was expecting.
jgb9348 (5524) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colour with a medium-thick dense white head. Aroma of limes, hops and malt with some subtlety of metal. Strong malty flavour with a bit of hops and some noticeable metal tastes. A good aftertaste filled with strong malt characteristics instead of just a subtle afterstase. The hops are pretty evident as well when the beer finishes. Overall a pretty good dortmunder style beer, and definately one to try again, especially because the price is so low! I bought my twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in McLean, Virginia.
garrison (808) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 A malty, very good (for a domestic) Midwestern Helles that was my "premium" beer of choice in the ’eighties! - Although the beer at that time was brewed by Hudepohl in Cincinnati.
sabrills70 (12) - Belville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a dark gold with a bit of brown. Very slight haze. Big robust head with nice lace that stuck around for quite a while. Aroma is a very slight fruit with a hint of citrus. I did not get a big nose from this one. Taste is quite good. I really enjoy a good lager and this is a fine example of one. Nice malt sweetness up front with a nicely balanced hoppiness. This is a brew that you could have two or three of very easily. A very nice moderatly priced lager. I recomend this one.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very ggod lager with true classic flavours. Noble hop aromas and flavours blend beautifully with the malts used. One to look for.