chanfoli (15) - Kentucky, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep gold and brilliantly clear creamy white head whish lasts a minute or more clings lacingly to the glass as it falls to a thin blanket. Faint pale malt, bread and a hint of biscuit play with spicy noble hops on the nose, Malt character, carbonic bite, assertive bitterness and a hint of sweetness dance on the tongue leading to a clean, dry finish. There is a primary reason that this is a consistent medal-winning lager.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with white head. Nose and taste of good bread, peach bread, lager yeast, white sugar, toasted bread and a touch of hay. Medium body.
jrodooo5 (687) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice crisp go to brew if youíre in a pinch and need a quality 6 pack. Itís aroma is alright - primarily malty. It has a transparent copper pour with a white head that fades into some lacing. The taste is clean and well balanced. Thereís nothing special here but thereís no real faults either. Solid.
pinkie (319) - New York, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As I was reviewing this I thought about why itís so hard to describe a classic german lager because of itís simplicity.
This was a terrific German style lager that is everything a beer ought to be. Simple yet makes a positive statement. Itís classic, itís crisp, clean, hearty and dry. You cannot properly describe it without being overly effusive. Brilliantly clear, superb head, perfect amber color. Light lager bubbles coming up to the top of the glass. Looks like yeast on top when the head falls. Soapy lace. Smells like bread. Smells like good bread. Herbal, husky and grainy. Faint citrus zest is more on the palate than on the nose. When you drink it you are sated, satisfied. Lightly sweet and earthy. Finishes grassy and with a slight hop bitter. It fills up your mouth and your belly. Citrus keeps the mouth watering while the earthiness lays in dry and palate cleansing. Mouthfeel is substantial but remains light overall and the carbonation adds to the refreshment.
Terrific classic taste that does not wander all over the place , stepping outside the lines and blurring itself to a bunch of different styles. Itís a lager that tastes like a lager. I love it.
altonbrownd (4488) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Logan tavern. Light amber body with small head. Nose is caramel, malts, wheat. Taste is hoppy, caramel, fruity and floral tastes Pretty good overall.
quinndave88 (18) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iím usually an ale drinker, but I really liked this stuff. Itís a very smooth beer with a great color. I picked up one bottle when I was at Jungle Jimís in Cincinnati. If I can find it where I live, Iíll pick up a six pack, just to have some on hand.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full and balanced, smooth maltiness that is not overly sweet, but there is a certain caramel and nut flavor. Nice strong finish. A bit earthy.
VenomousViper (24) - Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Pours a hazy gold with a bubbly head. Aroma of nuts and bread. Tad more bitter than I expected, but itís a good thing. Tastes of breat, malt, and nuts.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at All Pints North 2013 in Duluth, light grain taste and aroma, crisp corn finish
annunz123 (745) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Funky, musty, slightly sour aroma. Flavor is earthy, nutty, and malty, with a bready, slightly bitter finish. The aroma is a little off-putting, but the taste is great.