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 (6051) - 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.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUN 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lagering at it's finest. She pours smooth and thunderheaded from the tap but calmes to a nice stratus-cloud that lingers 'til the end. Deep chestnest/amber color that's well backed by mellow hops, brown sugar, caramel apple malts and bready yeasts. This brew has a well balanced hoppy-yeasty prescence and is a great alternative to a market full of ales. Eliot Ness, you are one crafty bastard.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish red color,nice tal tan head that seems to be taking it's time to die down.The aroma is malty sweet,hoppy and some what citrusy.Nice flavor medium sweet,pretty hoppy but not in an over powering manner but quite pleasant.the feel is some what thin meaning a slight watery feel.This has a nice sweet malt hop after taste that has some decent lasting power.Really make me wish i had more of these brews.Thanks to Jskendzel for this one.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bountiful, fluffy head with wonderful lacing throughout. Looks beautiful, clear amber color. Surprising hop aroma. Doughy flavor and a sweet, crisp finish. A touch of alcohol. Very enjoyable lager.
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foamy head that dissipates quickly, but with nice lacing. Great brown red color. Good flavor with roasted hops, touch of caramel and nice hops in the finish. Much better than expected.
Terminus (3249) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
definately a beer that i thought would not fit my palate, but did. im not much for lagers, but this one definately took me by suprise. malts were huge and hops were there, but subtle. finishes like a carmal apple. definately a great lager
fraternie (824) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored body, thin head. Sweet fruity, malty aroma. Flavor is sweet caramel, very rich malt, sugary and toasty. Slightly hoppy finish, somewhat metallic and lingering.