ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 10, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very niice lager. malty with a crisp effervescent palate.
good balance of malt and hop tastes.
dry finish - would be a good craft brew for macro drinkers to start with.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much discernible aroma. Standard lager gold color. Has an accessible, brewed-for-the-masses flavor. Not very complex, but definitely better than the big American lagers.
TheHolyMan99 (3) - USA - JUL 10, 2002 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My second favorite beer on the planet. Very smooth and full bodied. Very drinkable for any occasion.
SirHopsAlot (44) - Cockeysville, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I have always enjoyed this beer. It has a wonderful balance of malt and hop. It is the perfect beer to convince friends to try a craft brew.
Ernest (7322) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium yellow, light density of tiny particles. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, light bread), lightly hoppy (herbs, grass), trace yeast (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately bitter, lightly acidic, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very nice flavor balance with good body and no astringency, but the aroma isn’t very assertive or interesting, and there’s a bit of grain husks in the aftertaste. Bottle was fresh (sampled within two months from bottling date).
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottled 5/9/2) This former GABF gold medal winner has always been a favorite of mine. Nice golden color with a thin white head. The palate is malt driven with the hops coming on later. The body of the beer is medium. I find this beer to be very good and subtlety complex.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has been in my ’backyard’ for the last seven years... and I’m just now trying it. I’m ashamed... because it’s such a jewel. I was completely caught off guard with this one. Nothing what I expected. I expected a light-tasting micro that was targeting macro-drinkers. I got the opposite. A REAL lager with flavor, some tasty sourness, and a lovely tart finish. Hennes’ reference to the GLBC Dort was right on.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with decent head. Nice sweet Saaz hoppy aroma. Good bitterness on the tongue, not much maltiness. Clean/crisp, dry. Very pleasant lager.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reminds me a lot of Great Lakes’ Dortmunder - the same clean bite of hops rising through a hearty malt.
HighlanderOne (1233) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty, nice mouthfeel. A solid lager. Great with pizza.