Speciarii (12) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presentation: Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into mug
Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a decent foamy head that provides minimal lacing.
Aroma: Bready with some herbal hops, metal (steel/copper).
Taste: Sweet toasted malt and mild caramel notes paired with citrus and herbal hops.
Texture: Smooth and dry with medium body and good carbonation.
Drinkability: Decent Lager to add to the rotation, but difficult to find here.
jerseyjohn71 (174) - corsicana, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, bread, hay, roasty , nuts, resin, citrus, dough, alcohol, orange, hazy, white foam, lacy, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
hockeybeerguy (1965) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was poured into a pilsener glass.
The appearance has a nice bronzed amber color with a light transparency about it to have some light carbonation to be seen rising. There is a two finger white foamy head that mushroom caps and dissipates at a nice pace leaving a messy sort of thick lacing all around the glass.
The smell had some dried sweet caramel malts with a rich sort of nuttiness running underneath to amplify a wonderful aroma.
The taste was extremely nice through the rich caramel malts and a delicate nutty flavoring.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation ends up being somewhat smooth and creamy but still lets in enough harshness.
Overall, whoah, where did this come from Schmaltz? Good job with making a very good Vienna Lager.
Hidden_Pooch (295) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably the first good lager I ever had. With actual taste, it left me quite surprised. With hints of caramel and bitterness, but all at a subdued lager level. I found it to be very spicy and herby as well, but all within a comfortable range. I rated it so high, because this is what lagers have the potential to be, instead of light piss water.
howlinwlf (26) - Ronkonkoma, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into an imperial pint glass. This lager poured a great amber cloudy color with a frothy head. What a great flavor! This is a bold lager, lager being the foundation. On top of that just enough malt and a good heap of hops. Big round mouthy flavor. Cheers!
Kita (1044) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Brass Monkey, NY. Clear amber color with thin creamy off-white head, excellent lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of toasted, caramel and biscuit malt, herbal and mild floral hops. Taste starts with sweet caramel malt, following is refreshing fruity and grainy sour, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Surprisingly good for bottom fermentation brew, but that’s American quality...
Beergeek23322 (2229) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/9/2011. From bottle. Light amber color with a white head. Malty aromas with hops. Good balance, plenty of hops and flavors. Very tasty.
patxa (186) - MEXICO - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasty lager here. Bubbly and with caramel notes. Ambet looking, light bodied. Short, weak palate, and thats why is just a good try but nothing compare to the Brooklyn Lager.
Bamsen78 (3108) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy amber with small off-white head. Clear aroma of grain with touches molasses and caramel. Bitter, hoppy flavour with notes of caramel and citrus. Not bad, but more reminiscent of an APA than an Aber Lager.
ansermadide (1519) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bold, orange-amber in color with a full, off-white colored head, this beer is clean with moderate carbonation. The aroma is simply of an amber lager, with light caramel easily dominating the nose. A grainy character is also present, coupling with a dusty antique smell. The flavor is as expected, but very close in redness to that of an amber ale. Caramel malts prevail slightly over the inherent overall lager character. Something earthy
remains at its core, though, and shines in the finish. It’s likely pilsener malts and perhaps the character of its hops, but it simply tastes like the caramel simply, and finally, takes the back seat. Overall, not that I pleasant, but still much better than most amber lagers.
tlind2 (1126) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@Brooklyn. Copper color, off-white head. Smooth flavor, good balance. Malty with a hint of nuttiness and a hoppy finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nice!