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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Step right up and witness the delectable alchemy of 8 malts, 6 hops, and Czech pilsner yeast. Discover the thrill of old world brewing with new world flavor.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Light caramel aroma with a hint of hop. Slightly hazy amber color with a decent white head. Near full body with creamy, brisk carbonation. Caramel flavor with some pretty decent hop - noble, citrus - floral? Seems a bunch. Definitely citrus. The finish is reasonably dry, and the bitter tends to build. This is 50% of the way to Boston Beer’s Imperial Lager. Very nice in the mouth. Best lager I’ve had today, this week, this month, ... It is really good - an ale drinker should be able to enjoy this.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3336) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle; poured a rich orange, amber with a slightly off white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and citrus. Very clean tasting and a pretty good example of the style. However, I was expecting just a bit more based on the rather high ratings. Very malty, with a slight hoppy ending (grassy). Malt was caramel and toasted. Possibly a good gateway beer for the standard lager drinker.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Pours amber w/ a decent head. Good head retention reducing to a full canopy and fluffy ring. Bright cheery citrus rind on the nose. Makes me want to smile real big like the clown on the lable. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Big and malty w/ a fast setting hop component to balance this beast. I can taste a bit of berry fruit in here but it’s so mild and Robo Hop is adimant about keeping his post fruit free. I detect a slight biscuit and herb essence also. The finish is bittered well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2007
(draft) Clear amber body with off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/floral, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, floral, some herbal, bread/cereal. Medium body, some chewiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Amber hued with a fading fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and herbal hops, caramel and grainy malt, a dusty yeast and a slight peppery ester. The taste has a nice kick of herbal bitterness over a layer of biscuity malts. There is a hop spice finish and a hint of metallic character. The mouth feel is crisp around the edges with a grainy aftertaste. Not bad, quaffable brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2007
this is one of the better lagers i’ve ever had. it smells great and has more flavor than just about any other lager i’ve had. on tap at City Beer San Francisco

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Very drinkable. Nice amber pour. Nice grassy hop aroma with hops and sweet malt on the tongue.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Psycho bottle reveals a standard, but drinkable brew. For a lager, it did have a bit of a bite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Very nice looking color as it sits a beautiful light shade of bronzed gold with a slight chill haze to its body. Small lavish capping of foam sits briefly before sliding to a beefy skimming and lots of tiny speckled lacing spewn across the glass. Aroma is dulled pale malt, muddled sweetness of potato and bread dough. Partial low tones of grassy toasted hops and a flinting of spice to its pale nature. Flavors are simple, natural, and wholesome; kinda crisp and toasty in the front, bit of sweet in the middle, quite low ended and even going as it makes a subtle turn into the finish with a touch of grassy Saaz-like hop spice. A late kick of stale pretzeled dough remains as if fades off quickly. Body is light/medium, crisp, yet dullish in tone for flavors and subtle snappy carbonation that gives a smooth ring to the palate as its easily smackable and a tiny bit more tasty then you realize. Its no knock out of the park, but it has a well-crafted nature that suits it well and is comfortable for drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Pours clear, brown, witha moderate head. Aroma is hoppy with a solid malty backing. Full mouth feel with a lightly fruity quality. Strong hop quality, but really balanced with the malts.


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