barstoolwarmer (2) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A very nice easy drinking beer that is great for any time. Not too light and fruity, not heavy and filling. A smooth glass of pure satisfying flavor.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery. Very clean with light roasted caramel and toffee malt flavors. Mildly sweet and light on hops. Easy drinking and malty on the whole. Pretty straightforward but good.
womencantsail (7104) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a white head. Toasted malt and bread on the nose. A slight sugar note, some sweet, fruity esters, mostly apple. A light floral note and some yeast. The flavor has a light grassiness, but is nice otherwise. Sweet bread, toast, toffee, and sugar. Floral hops, minimal bitterness, fruit esters and yeast.
BOLTZ7555 (2424) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful crimson, burnt tangerine hue with a small eggshell head that diminishes to film and ring. Nose is subtle and subdued, with caramel malt, toffee, honey and brown sugar notes. Flavor definitely doesn’t add anything dynamic or interesting. Sweetness without anything discernible. Would love to say anything stood out but I’d be lying. Enjoy and appreciate the low ABV...but there are many in this and other styles that are more enjoyable and sessionable.
daknole (7211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light reddish/orange pour. White head. Toasted grains and very light hop aromas. Flavor is toasted grain, light caramel. I enjoyed the toasted grain flavors.
alexanderj (3082) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured a dark orange/amber color with a khaki head. Aroma of fruits, earth, some sweetness, caramel and cookies. Flavor had a solid sessionable quality. Fruity and bready throughout, a touch of sweetness and earth. Nothing remarkable, but enjoyable enough.
Beergeek23322 (530) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Roasted malt and caramel aromas. Pours clear copper color with a small white head. Flavors of caramel with a bit of hops on the finish.
alexandersh (93) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Color: Dark reddish amber. Aroma: Dark Fruit/ Soy sauce/ sweet. Flavor: Burst of sweetness, tastes of caramel, soy sauce, with an almost herbal/ woodsy finish
peteinSD (998) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light red/ caramel brown pour with a slick of off-white foam. Aroma is light sweet malt and minimal caramel. Taste is light sweetness with minimal malt character. No roast detectable. Not very clean for a lager with all the sweetness. Eh, okay . . . sorta.
yackery (142) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml (22oz) bottle. Short-lasting red dirty white sandy head over slightly hazy amber body with lots of distinct effervescent bubbles disappearing at the nearly headless top. Lacing is frosty for a few seconds.
Aroma is a fairly commercial cereal malt and fresh but otherwise unimpressive.
Taste is light sweetness, medium bitterness, with a hint of umami satisfaction. It is adequate but not compelling.
Body is a bit full and light oily or heavy creamy in the mouth with a clean finish except for lingering bitterness in the back of the mouth.
It is a low-abv red lager that I would not avoid and can recommend for sharing but would not want to drink a second in one night in lieu of any other good lager.