Maverick34 (2657) - 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 (3414) - Seattle, Washington, USA - 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 (1084) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2014 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, hops, wood, ginger, veggie in flavor. Slightly off aftertaste, but very drinkable. Pretty good.
dagimp (847) - 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 (4887) - 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.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light copper. Nose is malty and rye. Flavor follows the nose. Nice malt and rye flavors. Finish is dry solid session beer. Some chocolate notes. Nice.
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Everything that a lager should be. Goes down very smooth, finishes clean, well-balanced with a very tiny kick at the end. Extremely sessionable, if I can find more around, it could be a favorite this summer.
blipp (7223) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Light floral hoppy aroma. The flavor has some crisp hoppy notes, some floral notes and a light sweetness. Decent.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Bitter dry and nutty with a strange chemical note, very odd. Bread y a bit metallic with some toasted malt and a mild nutty malt tone. Eh.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I received a corked and caged bottle from a trade with a ratebeerian. This thing had a lot of carbonation! The head took a while to settle down. The color was a ruddy brown. The smell was stinky, like a muddy creek. The taste was a standard lager taste to me. Decent beer but i couldn’t get past the smell.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-27-2007 15:55:47