sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear ruby red with a white head and a heavy caramel aroma. Full bodied, sweet, and very malty/caramel tasting. Billed as a lager, but tastes more like a Munich style oktoberfest. Still good.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma sweet sugary nose with good malt profile , finishing with hint of honey.
Appearance light brown with crystal clarity. Mid neatly contrasting bone shaded top. Ring of lace. 4-
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied , mid with good malt character. Slight hint of unfermented sugars and cocoa powder. Quiet clean attempt from Full Sail.
obguthr (5645) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weak, yet complex aroma of tea, caramel, and sweet malt. Reddish copper, clear, no head. Tea flavor on the front, horehound with much higher intensity at midpalate, finishing with smoke and bark. Very interesting beer
zizzybalubba (1793) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Virginia Beach. Brownish-orange pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, graham cracker, and very light citrusy hops. This beer glides right off the palate which is good and bad. It’s good because there is no lingering aftertaste for what appears to be a mediocre effort but it’s bad because I am really never given any chance to make the decision. This is an easy drinking beer but it really lacks in taste. Meh.
ceegod (26) - USA - APR 27, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A superb amber lager - round, rich, balanced, earthy, luscious, with more kick than most. Not only that, but available for $6.99/6.
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours brown copper with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly toasted malt, caramel, and grass. Flavor shows the same with some bread and light chocolate notes as well. Overall body is light to moderate, with light to moderate sweetness, and lightly bitter finish. Not exactly exciting, but better than a lot of other lagers currently in the marketplace.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with a sticky, white head. The nose is lightly leafy with a kiss of sweet caramel and toasted malt. Clean, sweet malt. A lot of noble/floral hoppiness with excellent balance between those aspects and the clean, lightly toasted malt. I always find it tough to describe well-balanced, clean craft lagers – and this is definitely that.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Sample Date: 4/12/2010 Source:Other) Caramel maltiness with some spicy hop character in aroma. Clear amber brown with small head. Caramel with some spicy hops in flavor. 6.5% ABV.
Butters (4042) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kinda unusual. Like a dunkel with english hops? Not sure what I think of this. Kinda like sugar water and caramel. There are much better beers out there.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange-brown pour with a lots of nice bubbles and a thin white head. Bready malt aroma. Bready, slightly nutty, malt flavor. Bitter hops to finish. Not bad.