austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A really nice sweet aroma, followed by a light pilsener flavor that’s not all that German in style. Light on the Saaz, this DAB is an acceptable choice. Soapy?
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer did not make a strong initial impression. Poured on tap into a well-crafted German mug. Peachy-yellow color. A thin lacy head that disappated after a few minutes. Very light maltiness and hops. Smooth like a dortmunder should be ... perhaps a little too thin. This brew really grew legs, however, while I was eating. It really accentuated my meal. Worth a shot, but don’t run out to buy it.
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
They have this on tap at the German club in Stanmore and Im happy to drink this all night. I remember doing rounds with my mate Adam during the world cup. Ahhhh. This is an easy drinking relatively bland but not awful beer. Perhaps warm is better? Hmm. I wonder...
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
pale yellow, thin white head. grainy and faint appley aroma. faint malt, not very hoppy. not very interesting, just okay.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Skunky........I will have to rerate
Hen0199 (8) - na, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A trivial point but my can said 5% ABV. Pale gold clear under a small short lasting creamy white head. Brief faint fruit and light sappy hops aroma with a touch of plasticene aroma. Was well within use by date but the overall impression was of a somewhat stale beer. Medium light body. Ordinary medium short sharp mild bitter flavoured start fading to a slightly sweeter middle and a more chemically bitter finish and aftertaste.
jcalbi (378) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clean golden color with a very foamy looking white head. Malt and vegetative aromas dominate the nose. Rather grassy tasting with a hint of malt sweetness as well.
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2002
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
not exactly the best german beer ever
rauchbier (3634) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straw gold, low head and good condition, Slightly skunky initial aroma followed by malt. Dry and malty body with just enough hop bitterness to get rid of the sweetnes but not enough to make it worth drinking more of.