Headbanger (2468) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 1/16/13 (Crown Liquors-COS)-55° in Shaker-Pours a clear pale golden with a huge white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste of grains, hay, and a strong bitterness. This medium bodied brew is not bad but not something I would look for.
JDBaker11058 (919) - Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: medium orangey gold, short white head. Aroma: hay and grass, sweet grains and pie crust, with a bit of honey. Taste: almost tangy up front, then a wave of toasty light brown bread, honey, grass, and a hint of wildflowers. Finish: clean, crisp, and smooth. Notes: Not bad, but not earth-shattering. I would have a hard time remembering this beer. Far short of their LTD 05, which is one of the best Viennas I’ve ever had.
jtclockwork (5007) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden orange with white head. Nose/taste of malt, grain, straw, honey, florals and spice. Medium body. Finishes with some honey malt. If all lagers tasted like this, I’d drink more of them.
robforbes (1883) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a very clear straw orange with a thin white head that dissapates.
smell is of grain, straw, touch of floral, and malt.
taste is somewhat oily, grain, malt, a touch of caramel, hay, and some hops in the back. ends thick with a touch of bitterness.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden yellow with a thin off white crown. Aroma is corny with grains, grassy hops – not terribly inviting. Taste is sweet and grainy with a bit of spice and honey. I applaud them for doing a unique series but so far it’s not really that good, I’ll take ale over lager every single time.
gripweed57 (316) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Bright yellow gold color. Firm, medium-sized white head. Light hay/grassy malt hop nose. Metallic bittersweet malt flavor. Floral hop finish.
MattH (532) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Gold pour. First thing that stood our was the body. Definitely a lot heavier and thicker than the average lager. Aroma is spicy hops. Flavor is bread, spicy hops and alcohol with a slightly bitter finish.
wilnatp (438) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Aroma is faint of herbal hops. Taste if surpisingly full of honey, grain, grass, and spice. A bit astringent and lightly bitter. Body is medium to light. Good lager.
LeftCoastRider (87) - , Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like this lager. Golden hued with a white head, the aroma was faint, perhaps a little yeasty. But very flavorful. Not overly-aggressive hops, yet still crisp and refreshing - just like a lager should be. Great body, much more mouth feel than most lagers - coated my tongue long after I finished. Higher in alcohol than I normally like (7%), but I could not tell other than by reading the label. A really good beer.
scarletfire65 (734) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crystal clear deep golden pour, fluffy bone white head. Aroma of crackers, grass, distant citrus, very clean. Firm medium body, soft floral hops up front, very noble tasting, pilsnerish, dry cracker, subdued tropical fruits, hops turn perfumey and bracingly bitter on the finish, very nicely balanced with the sweet malt. An exemplary specimen of a simple and straightforward style.