rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium brownish-red with a slight bit of chill haze. Just a small white head fading to some splotches after a couple of minutes.
A lot of grass in the aroma along with some toast and caramel much like the regular Session lager with a little extra roast.
The aroma translates well into the flavor with grass/hay up front followed by some light toast and caramel. There is a little sweetness and a thicker body than a typical amber lager might have along with some light bitterness.
Overall, a tasty amber lager and one that, as the name would suggest, is quite sessionable. One to pick up if you see it around.
Fatehunter (1951) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head, dark amber colored body, clear.
Smells like licorice, barnyard hay and strawberry. A weird combination, but it’s nice.
Taste has a solid malt bill with a balance of medium bitterness. Roasted malt stands out with a barnyard straw flavor.
Crisp and lighter bodied, but the high carbonation takes away a bit.
An excellent red lager.
douglas88 (7797) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stubby 12 ouncer. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. A sweet biscuit and honey nose. Pretty clean and tasty with light honey, leaves, caramel and a bit o’ hop bite. Good. Spicy at times.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Smells like foot odor and malt liquor. Tastes like butterscotch meets movie popcorn butter in a stale beer. Despite the high carbonation this beer clings to the palate leaving a film of nast. Worst of the Session beers I have tried.
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
German Lager yeast flavor and aroma. Some of the token Full Sail caramel flavor; not a lot. Subtle fruity flavor in the background... A little too much on the sweet side--but still a good beer.
smaynard6000 (879) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11oz bottle. Pours a reddish-amber color with minimal white head. Slight aroma of caramel malt. Sweet flavor followed with a spicy hoppy finish. Somewhat different, but nothing overly exciting here.
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
elf bottle. pours a clear copper, minimal head. nose is sweet cookie malt. mouth is crisp malty tinged with a little piney-hop bitter, no resins. overall nothing over-the-top but elevated abv (6.2%) and easy drinkability, should undoubtedly get all the elves drunk.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Light amber pour with a medium soapy looking head.
aroma is tasted malt, light cardboard, and fruity/herbal tang.
Fruity flavour is a lot more forward than expected. Not unpleasant. Toasted malt under that.
Bit minerally in the finish.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Crystal clear amber body topped by small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some spicy, bread, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, orange/grapefruit, some bread, light spicy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
bpreo (2266) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A holiday Red Lager. Comes in their trademark 11 fl oz bottle. Hints of wintry spice.