RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear rusty orange with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of butter (too much), dirt, toast, toffee, and green peppers. Itís kinda weird on the nose, but the flavor redeems itself with sweet caramel, toffee, earth, grass, and a slight peppery bitterness. Finishes fairly clean with lingering earth and toffee flavors and most butter characteristics are outweighed by mild bitterness. Still, I kinda wish it was drier given the sweet upfront flavor. Almost light bodied, with a slight cloying aspect and chewiness. Itís got some good points and bad points.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Colur like a dark pee when you havenít drank enough water. Malty sweet smell and taste. Funky finish.
rangerred (989) - 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.
ericdevin (988) - 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.
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours a clear golden brown color with average sized off white head. Aroma of biscuit, hay. Medium bodied, yet still very full feeling, smooth, creamy palate, perfect session lager feel. Flavor has a distinct caramel presence, but it is very nicely done, not artificial or cloying, just tastes good. Also plenty of toast, hay, and a crisp bite thanks to the hops, which impart a very subtle bitterness on the finish. Simply a great lager, would be a go to beer for me.
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: beautiful dark amber color, with a small off white head. Sweet, malty aromas help the well rounded flavor. Itís got a great body and finishes nice and clean.
HughConway (830) - 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 itís own in the style. Good malt presence. This is a keeper.
Serving type: bottle
Nik925 (783) - 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.
MattH (747) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber pour. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Taste is a nice toasty and creamy flavor. Nicely made. Lower carbonation. Smooth palate Easy drinking.