ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 31, 2008
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells like a sweet lager. Fruity almost banana flavoring. Gold coloration topped with a pale white head that goes away quickly when drank in a tulip glass.
ADesenberg (304) - Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: pours a light yellow color. Aroma is sweet bread. The taste is no surprise based on that... Sweet, slight citrus... But way to sweet for me. Boo.
EtTuCthulhu (396) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is subtle with hints of yeast coming through until a sweet note arises at the end of the sniff; also, the appearance is a golden color with a small white head. The taste is slightly sweet and slightly sour, and the palate combines a medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, and an abrupt finish.
Fredis23 (90) - Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear Gold Color, Good Head, Lots of Lacing. Sweet and Bitter. Better Than Expected. Decent.
Ed5388 (521) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Pours a nice golden honey color, with a moderate head that fades quickly to some lacing. Aroma of mild malts with a trace of sweetness & citrus. Taste is also of mild malts with a caramel sweetness & citrus.
artmcd8 (652) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thank goodness this was free. I'm not going to finish this one since I have an entire refrigerator food of good stuff. Aroma of pale malts. The taste is metallic. Not my favorite beer style either so that doesn't help.
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beastmaster (90) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pour little head/lacing. Pale bock lager??? Caramel color (not dark) sweet sweet beer with a hint of hops. By a hint I mean this beer might have sat next to san ipa in the fridge... it promises big and malty on the bottle, but all I get is malt. Too sweet for me. Make it your girlfriends first beer...
Brian50Oshenb1 (2) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I get sick of the people who write in and criticize any Saranac or Dundee beers. Two NY Brewers that have made good brews for years.
Just about everything they make is Very Good , Easily drinkable product that is reasonably priced. Could they take more chances with what they are making? Of Course, but is what we are drinking from them worthy of the criticizm? I hardly think so. Are all of you that sophisticated?
I HARDLY THINK SO.
chinchill (580) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle poured a golden-amber. The small white head has decent retention.
The aroma is a mix of sweet malt, spicy hops and, unfortunately, a whiff of wet dog. The slightly boosted ABV is all too obvious in the flavor.
O: an average quality lager, albeit with more flavor and alcohol.
OD40oz (741) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - OCT 4, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Sour, caramel and yeasty. This tastes about how i would expect a caramel tootsie pop to taste. Not impressive at all.
Onslow (926) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear yellow brew with good sized white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of light hops - ggrass and mineral water. Taste is prominent and sweet malt at the start though the end, with some grassy hops and funk in the finish, A little boozey as it warms up. Not so great, IMO, but maybe that is the style.