osubucks26 (30) - Seville, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Aroma, Nice color, Great taste. I ordered a Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold, but somehow ended up getting this instead. Decided it wasn't worth complaining about & I'm glad I didn't.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color, and a whole lot of tan colored head. Decent malt scent. Mmm. Nice malty flavor, with a bit of caramel. Goes down smooth. Good stuff.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a substantial soft light tan head. Light toffee and toast aroma, with undertones of light fruit and floral hops. Malty, buttery toast with a touch of orange marmalade. Sample seems a bit dated, but malt still comes through, will revisit when a fresher sample presents itself.
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottled). Deep, bright copper hue with a soft malty nose & a faint floral hop presence. Medium-bodied feel leads off with chewy toasted malt sweetness and ends with spicy bitterness and a faintly sour plum or fig suggestion that doesn't seem out of character. Lingering bitterness stays spicy. Great!
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with medium head and alot of bubbles. Sweet malty aroma that is present in the taste. Nice hoppy kick.Finishes sweet with a hint of alcohol. A solid lager.
Nightoneobob (37) - USA - JUN 29, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great lager. Deep red/amber color with nice malty sweetness. Quite bitter but well balanced and has a dry finish.
Rib Eye (147) - USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Agreat beer and even better with food. Great Lakes does beer right and this brew is a fine example of their work. Closer to a typical -- though excellent -- American amber ale than a true Vienna lager though. Chewy and fruity with a great balance!
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I recall this having a dark red color. Seemed extra harsh to me at the time, perhaps I got a bad pour?
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours an amber color with tons of carbonation on the sides of the glass and a small head that oddly centers itself in the center. The aroma is not very strong but I can sense home hints of fruit and light malts. The taste is amazingly smooth and enjoyable. It's a little sweet and the carbonation makes it more interesting. The aftertaste is sweet, but reminescent of something earthy - can't pinpoint it. Very good beer. I could drink this one all night long.
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice reddish amber color with minimal head, no lacing, medium-bodied. Aroma hints of caramel, ripe pears, dates, and yes, eiswein. Very nice. Beautifully balanced between tart and sweet, a malty presence followed by a hoppy twang. Creamy mouthfeel and clean, dry finish. Very well made, highly recommended.