Beaver (1201) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear orange-brown with a small fizzy head that quickly disappears.
The aroma is earthy malts and sweet caramel with a touch of spicy hops.
The flavor is rather bland. It has some sweet watery malts up front with a bit of a spicy lightly bitter finish. The flavors become more apparent as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but watery.
Overall, a nice, albeit run of the mill, beer.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz Bottle via Arctic Liquors Beer of The Month Club. Pours a semi clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is subtle-a bit of toasted grain, some vanilla, and lager yeast. While I am not a fan of the style, this is one of the best i have tasted. It starts with some vanilla, toffee, toasted grains and there is even some fruity esters underneath, some apricot and melon. Light/medium body. Low/moderate carbonation. Very tastey and refreshing. A high quality craft beer that i could easily drink several of.
Nikiel (864) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at ACBF. Pours a dark golden color. Pretty dark and malty for a lager, but not particularly flavorful.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted in the glorious state of Colorada. Tasted at Keystone at an altitude of appoximately 9,156 ft above sea level. Tastes and seems like a standard continental lager.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Clear amber color. Fair amount of carbonation. Not bad, however I wasn't drinking it in a chalet. I was drinking it in my apartment after a weekend of skiing. Tasty.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An amber lager with a delightful blend of vanilla and honey to make it shockingly more pleasant than the average beverage labeled as a lager.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The 12 ounce bottle poured a flat-but-clear orange-amber colored beverage with a small, creamy, white head that was mostly diminishing but that left good lacing on the glass. The aroma had a light, sweet and fruity fragrance to it. There were notes of caramel with a very light floral hop backdrop. The body was medium with a soft carbonation and a creamy, smooth texture. The flavor started out sweet and stayed that way through the medium-long finish. There was even a slight alcohol warmth in the chest.
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey and burnt caramel on the nose with some soft fruit. Brownish amber color, medium soapy head. Brown sugar and caramel, some nutmeg, great bitter balance. Medium carbonation, lighter medium body, fruity smooth finish. All around excellent beer, understated complexity of flavors and a well-balanced structure.
bblack99 (525) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dillon Dam Brewery in Colorado. Pours a bright amber with a great toasty aroma and flavor.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Copper color with white head. Not much in the aroma department-- some faint maltiness and underlying bitterness. Flavor is mild caramel malt with some crisp hop bitterness in the finish. A bit watery throughout. Not bad at all, very drinkable, but not a knockout.