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.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Full Sail Brewing Company--Limited Edition Lager--Full Sail LTD Series--Bottling Number: 01--January Release 2007A. 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV--26 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Bock? Thick pour. Mild lace head. Clear pretty rich amber red color. Malty mild hop front. Rich thick creamy smooth malty mild tangy caramel cherry Marzen body. Smooth balanced mild sweet tangy malt hop spice end. Sampled 2/3/2007.
Full Sail Brewing Company--Limited Edition Lager--Full Sail LTD Series--Bottling Number: 01--December Release 2007-8. 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV--26 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Marzen--Mild no lace head. Clear rich amber red color. Malty mild floral hop front. Smooth mild creamy malty caramel mild sweet toffee cherry body. Clean smooth mild hop balanced rich Marzen end. Buds OFF! Sampled 1/1/2008. 6-Pack $7.99.
Full Sail Brewing Company--Limited Edition Lager--Full Sail LTD Series--Bottling Number: 01. 2009 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV--26 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Marzen--Rich dense lacy rocky white head. Clear rich bright thin red color. Mellow malty fruit ester hop front. Cloying smooth mellow sweet cherry caramel rich lagered easy body. Clean mild hop spice balanced rich tasty Marzen end. Delicious smooth rich Lager. Sampled 1/22/2009 6-Pack $6.49.
PhillyBeer2112 (2604) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
OMG I love this beer. This is just how I like dark lager. First, its a really nice red color with a med, firm creamy head. Pleasing aroma of toffee-caramel, hinting at crystal and munich malts. A light hop aroma is there too, some spice, flowers and grapefruit. Flavor so well rounded, smooth soft and creamy, with a big caramel malt presence, leading into a nicely hopped spicy, balanced finish. Everything about this beer is just how it should be. I want more, more and more. If I had this around, it would be my new regular drinker.
Cybercat (3799) - Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong, inviting aroma has a mouth-watering overtone of roast corn. It pours a clear coppery amber with a nice thick off-white head that sticks around a while. Flavor is rich and malty with hints of cloves and cinnamon, caramel, and corn, as well as a hint of hops and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is fizzy and smooth, rather pleasing. Satisfying overall.
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark mehogany-hued body with a modestly-sized, ivory-colored head.
Smell: Pleasantly aromatic maltiness with notes of toasted bread crusts, nuts, dark caramel candy, and a teeny tiny pinch of cocoa, supported by a spicy hop scent.
Taste: Toasty, nutty, caramel-covered malts with a toothsome, sugar sweetness. Nearly indistinguishable cocoa hint. Lightly spicy hop character with a mild, subdued bitterness. Sweetish, lightly nutty finish, though the aftertaste dries out in a flash.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Yes, there’s just a pinch of chewiness to it.
Drinkability: Recommended! Rather enjoyable and a pleasant surprise. I could cheerfully clear through a few of these in one sitting.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful looking in the glass, clear red-orange. Sticky head with nice lacing. Aroma is germanic malts and some light caramel. A really fine drinking beer. Superbly balanced, worthy of its heritage. Yum.
chrisbcano (22) - Houston, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours deep amber red with a lighter tan head. aroma is wonderful, light malt with more hoppy smell. excellent taste, somewhat sweet and bitter. smooth finish with a little bite. thick palate, was’t expecting that. i’m a fan.
sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] Pours reddish-cola brown with a tiny light beige head. Aroma is muted initially, but then caramel and brown sugar, with some malt in the background makes its way through. Notes of marshmallow and an unidentifiable fruitiness are in there as well. Taste is not as sweet as the aroma, with nuttiness, moderate bitterness, and toasted malt in the forefront. Good mouthfeel, smooth, somewhat dry finish. The more I drank this beer, the better I found it to be. Well made, and something I hope to revisit.
emptytankard (36) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great rich brew, pretty much on par with a good German bock. Pours a dark copper with a quickly dissipating head. Bready, with some nice cocoa notes and very pleasant sweetness. Minimal hop presence, with a nice smooth finish.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark amber color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, toasted malts, caramel and very faint dark fruits. Taste is toasted malts, cherries and berries, caramel and a dark fruit finish. Very faint hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Enjoyable beer.