daknole (9801) - 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.
BOLTZ7555 (2854) - 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.
alexanderj (3350) - Branson, Missouri, 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.
mjg74 (2614) - Salem, Oregon, 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 (2570) - 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 (196) - 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
bb (7068) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper beer with a dark cream head. Toasted malt and light citrus aroma. caramel and light toasted malt flavor. Medium bodied. Toasted malt and caramel lingers with light nuttiness and light citrus.
peteinSD (1416) - 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 (157) - 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 (7886) - 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.