pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught and 22 oz bottle. Great dark pour with very little head. Nose is nutty, malty with just a touch of hop and cocoa. Taste immediately flows through a nice bitter cocoa, then coffee, then sweet toffee, then a little malt, then some hop bitterness, back to the bakers chocolate... this is well done stuff with little carb (fits the style well) and a medium body. Very good, especially after a 5 month cellaring in my basement.
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours medium brown with one finger head, leaving a crown with decent lacing.
Smells nutty at first, swirling releases a floral and hoppy scent.
Tastes semi-light with a taste tilted more toward malt, not much in the way of bitter. Great intro to craft.
Mouth is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Drinkability is good, this is a semi light lager, easy to drink, slam, and session.
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad dunkel.. Everything is close to Franzi.. just a little sour though.. decent.
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the Otown throwdown. Dark amber color. Candy sugar and banana. Really like the carbonation, and sweet malts.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2005 On tap. Church Brew Works
Amber looking, small white head. Flavor was flowery, slight hoppy notes and slight bitterness, tasted slight nutty notes in the middle, not bad though, this brew is drinkable. This is the first time i’ve tasted this style, but i liked what it offered.
Homebrewerguy (305) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good looking lager all around, first tastes of roast malt and caramel with hops setting in as you drink, a bit too hoppy in the finish but no bad aftertaste, passable
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice dark appearance, has nice flavor and follows up with a good aftertaste
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid Dunkel; but nothing stands out that would make me buy again really. One nice aspect is that it has a fuller mouthfeel than most in the style.
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brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown, minimal head. Faint aroma of brown malt. Taste of brown malt, nice bitterness but no discernible hop flavor. Thin (but not watery) body, medium carbonation with dry finish. Mild yet enjoyable brew.
Glazed9884 (207) - USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
xxx Had at State College Beer expo 2006. Very good brewery, i was happy with the selection.