rangerred (918) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark brownish-red with a one finger tan head that fades rather quickly leaving very little in the way of lacing.
Aroma of toffee and caramel along with noble hops. There is also some toast and nuttiness.
Flavor has caramel and nuts up front nicely complimented by spicy hops. Toffee and caramel in the background along with a little bit of toast. Moderate bitterness with a little bit of a creamy mouthfeel. Clean finish with just the smallest amount of stickyness.
Overall, a tasty lager but not one that really stands out from the pack. Really reminded me of SA Boston Lager. I would pick it up again if I saw it.
raphael (877) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
malt-o-meal cereal aroma, with resiny hops, lemon. off white head doesn’t hold long over clear reddish brown. a little under-carbonated (bottle.). I taste brown sugar, wheat bread, pine. tangy finish.
HughConway (792) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber-orange whitish head. Aroma of fruits and malt, taste of sweet malt. Alright, nothing special.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a clear amber/brown with a 1.5 finger off-white head the forms a solid ceiling. Leaves behind average lacing.
S - Toasted bread, woody yeast, faint earthy/floral hops, hint of alcohol.
T - Clean grain, sweet/toasty caramel malt, some mild raspberry around the edges. Hops come out toward the end and add a little spicy bitterness and stick on the tongue on the aftertaste.
M - Medium firm body, moderate carbonation.
Pretty flavorful Red Lager. This holds it’s own in the style. Good malt presence. This is a keeper.
Serving type: bottle
jw0406 (761) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a brown/amber color with a medium white head. Aromas of malt, light caramal and light hop. Light bodied with a sweet finish
nealblind (750) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely dark amber color. Smells of tart straw. Tastes first of straight up malt then moves into rich spiced caramel bread with a tail of hops. Light effervescence and medium mouthfeel. Very sessionable and similar to full sail’s session fest. Could hold up to even higher alcohol content. I’m thinking 7% or so.
Nik925 (746) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not sure what the deal with Full Sail is. They are committed to saving money on hops and using lager yeast. Mine is much darker than the glamor shot in the description (and crap head). A lot of malt in this, poorly fermented. Much more of a beer than expected, but not a good beverage.
ericdevin (741) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Columbia event. Pours a medium brown/amber color. Not much in the aroma, medium body, very sweet, finish really opens up, again, drinkable. Excellent.
Sarlacc83 (719) - Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Caramel color, thin creme head.
N: Malt, smoke, toffee, caramel, some pineapple, and earth.
T: Malty sweet, smoky, and a touch bitter.
M: Light body, a little resin.
O: a very nice beer. Good clean flavor. Gotta love a lager.
thomas15 (683) - USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
not a complex beer but i can drink the shit out of this. distributes in oklahoma, drank a lot while there, great price point. my fondness may be due to how well this goes down in hot temps and how hot it was there then. worth a try, especially when it is 90 out.