Slipstream (1932) - USA - MAY 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Mason Jar, where it was called Defiant Dark Lager. A very drinkable brew, well balanced with some malty sweetness. It went well with a barbeque dinner.
BiddleBrau (876) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with thin head but lacing still left on the side of the glass. Hint of toasty malt nose. Crisp flavor, a bit dry (hop flavor). A bit cloying finish.
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft poured into a weizen glass at Taproom 307 w Andy, Streets, James. Pours a very dark amber with big, frothy white head that leaves stringy, patchy lacing. Smells like wheat and over-the-top yeast. Tastes beady and dry with a very bready, cakey aftertaste. Kind of putrid. I could probably drink it again, but would not order more than one.
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is spice, nutty, medium malt-toast. Taste is spice hops, nutty, medium malt-toast/roasty. Slight drying at finish.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewery with brendan and pj. Malty ale, sweet and soft caramel flavor. Nice marketable session beer.
Maverick34 (2065) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light caramel copper. White lacy thin head. Not much aroma. Malty taste with some hops watery.
luttonm (2072) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft in williamsburg. Great bourbon orange body with gray head. Hoppy-honey body. smoky lager, oak body. interesting
HighlanderOne (958) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from growler purchased at brewery. Very heady aroma of I’m not sure what. Pours a big tan head that calms down after a while. Opaque mahogany. Caramel, nut, wood, ginger, veggie in flavor. Slightly off aftertaste, but very drinkable. Pretty good.
dagimp (685) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap... somewhere. Poured into a pint glass. Dark clear color, like a nut brown ale but lighter. Nice molasses smell. No head at all and no lacing. Clean, dry mouthfeel with rather little body, but that’s not bad at all; makes it easy to drink. Tastes smokey with molasses, toffee, and a slight sour undertone. Excellent beer. I really like dark lagers and I’m glad to have tried this one. Perfect session beer; I wish I could get it easier!
ben4321 (3575) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Sampled at the NY Brewfest on Governor’s Island, 6/19/10
Aroma: The nose is mostly toasted and cereal malts
Appearance: Pours a hazy, dark reddish color with a fluffy head
Flavor: The flavor is pretty good, a nice cereal/grain feel to it with just a touch of hops
Palate: The body drinks really nicely, with a solid mouthfeel
Overall, I thought this was a pretty good beer. A nice looking amber beer with a good flavor and a nice mouthfeel. Solid and enjoyable. I liked both of the Defiant beers that I tried at the festival.