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.
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.
drfabulous (5226) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice, rich lager. Bit of hops to it. Nice deep taste, unlike other lagers which feel too light. Well done.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cereal grains in the flavor, some caramel, and toast flavors (very subtle). With a good hop flavor that provides a good crisp bite. Nice lager.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber. solid bronze color gives me hope for this lager. a word that can often be scary. pours with a half inch of solid white head. clean and mild grains appear with some grassy hops as well. clean and very smooth with an impressively full palate. the flavor is less intense than the nose had lead me to believe. still it does taste great. enough rich malt and hop bite to make this a pleasure to drink.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, grass, and florals. Flavor of caramel, mild grassy hops, nuts, and toasted malt.
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.
brianprentiss (681) - 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 iíve ever had. it smells great and has more flavor than just about any other lager iíve had.
on tap at City Beer San Francisco
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Orange hued caramel, ever so slight haze, large frothy off-white head, clumpy lacing.   Musty basement like malt aroma, smidgen of hops, even minor grainess.   Moderate malt base, not as much as I would have thought.   A bit more hop presense than expected.   Clean, with a little cardboardish malt on the finish.   Doesnít detract tho.   Hint of sweetness throughout.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Could stand to have a bit more thickness.   That would seal the deal for me.   Otherwise more enjoyable than expected.   So far one of the better Shmaltz beers I have had.   Not up to par with Eliot Ness, but still enjoyable.   Would be perfect if it were a little thicker, and slightly sweeter.