mjg74 (2434) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from World Market. Reddish cola color upon pouring. Sweet malty nose. Some breadiness and a hint of dark fruit. Sweet and malty up front with a decent little hop kick in the back end. Pretty good.
Beergeek23322 (1736) - 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 (193) - 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 (1183) - 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 (144) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber-copper hued body with a medium sized off-white head with decent retention. Aromas are of mild fruity esters, toasted, nutty, walnut, strong caramel and toffee. Lightly earthy hop character. Low diacetyl (very mild). Flavors are sweet, malty, nutty, caramel. Slight tannic quality. Medium bitterness that comes across a bit sharp. Neutral balance. Despite the sweetness up front the finish is decently dry . Fuller carbonation with a medium body.
csaso (1142) - Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap - fair size foamy head, very reddish amber color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, mild hop profile
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BucannonXC5 (666) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 0.5l mug
From: World Market in Las Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Aug. 1, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 3, 2013
Poured a dark copper red murky color with 1-to-2 fingers of white head. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled caramel malts, rye notes, iced tea, dates, skunky broccoli and faint vomit.
Tasted much better than the smell. Very malty. Also got caramel malts, rye notes, dates and some toasty bread.
Medium-to-light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Long finish.
Was hoping for a bit more, but I wasn’t terribly happy about this beer. Definitely decent for the style, but that’s it.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this beer on draft in Solvang. This clear golden pour had both a sweet aroma and flavor. I didn’t get much in the way of hops or malts; it just had a sweet flavor
bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Hi-Time. Pours deep ruddy copper with a slight head. Mild malt aroma. Med body. Flavor is sort of like a dilute brown ale. It even seems to be a little nutty. But there’s not a lot going on here.