bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
alexanderj (3336) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very drinkable. Nice amber pour. Nice grassy hop aroma with hops and sweet malt on the tongue.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Psycho bottle reveals a standard, but drinkable brew. For a lager, it did have a bit of a bite.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.