haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 2, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Sine in Pentagon City. Not much from this. Clear amber color with a mild off-white head. Caramel, hops, and a solid malty aroma. Yet, the taste didnít live up to the aroma. Kind of drowned out, but smooth nonetheless.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 26, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber body, wide bubbled frothy beige head. Smells of wood, caramel, malty dough. Taste is dark malt, light hops, bread. Not very good.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice coppery color, with aroma of malt, hops, and toffee. Tastes and finishes creamy, malty, with a well balanced finish. This one is worth seeking out.
RaginCajun (312) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid American beer. BudCoorMiller could take a clue from these guys on how to make a good American lager. Itís smooth and well balanced while being easy to drink. I normally go towards the "heavy beers" (porters, stouts, IPAs, etc.), but this beer could definitely work into daily drinking if I could get it. This is well balanced and you can taste the hops and malts.
PorterPounder (4943) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at their brewpub at Reagan National Airport in D.C. (down by the Continental gates - hard as hell to find!) No real apparent aroma - I tried! Dark copper appearance, with a solid head, not much lacing. Crisp, clean lager flavor with a bit of a hoppy back end. Well balanced. Finishes strong.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light in the body, a bit watery & bland, nothing really all that special or distingusable
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orangish body with a small off-white head. Nose was sweet with an almost ice-tea like aroma. Very light lemon notes as well. The taste has almost no hop to it but is comprised of malt with more of the ice-tea thing going. Very smooth finish and very easy to drink.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grainy malt aroma, with whiffs of molasses or dark syrup of some kind. Straight-up, somewhat old time label, and a color I can't discern through the brown bottle. A lively marzen, with something plant-like going on: green tea or sassafrass or green twigs or grass or something. I'm not sure, I'm not a deer. Mildly acidic, mildly sweet. The flavoring hops make an initial feint, but then quickly retreat. Finish is somewhat starchy, with more of those green herbivorous notes (pistachios? raw potatoes? green tomatoes?) and a building malt bitterness. A good whack better than the Stoudt's American Pale Ale that I had immediately prior. Sorry PorterPounder, but I was stranded in DC with a 10 days to go before I got back from the trip... I'm trying to hang onto the Foggy Bottom Ale!
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This isn't the worst lager I have ever had, but it certainly is not memorable. The taste was malty with a hint of hops. The texture was sharp and harsh (I thought), but a friend of mine thinks it's pretty smooth.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From 2000 Notes - Clear copper. Malt aroma. Flavor is mostly malt with some hops. Ok but nothing special.