MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2005 Deep, vaguely hazy reddish-copper, with a thin, nicely firmed lasting head. Great nose, very malty with lots of caramel, also a bit sweet. Wonderful flavor, simply huge malts, nicely caramel-sweet with butterscotch and maybe a slight bit of apple tartness. Palate is the best part, very sticky and full. Great, great stuff, currently voted in as the best lager I’ve ever had. I would bathe in this on a daily basis had I that option.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sharp, well-rounded malt fest, with dark brown sugar, toast, biscuits, maybe some caramel. Slighty woody, herbal hop overtones. Smooth, firm mouthfeel. Great sandwich beer. Thanks to cb and TAR for a great night out!
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright copper color with slight reddish tint, medium white head that dissipated quickly. Sweetish malty aroma, hints of pine. Rich and malty, dark and sweet, like eating a loaf of bread. Ever so slightly roasted, tobacco, buttery smooth. Lingering bread finish, little bit metallic. Very well balanced. Delicious! Great Lakes brings the lager to the US.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light amber color with an off white head. Aroma is carmel and malty. Malty flavor profile with a thicker palate. Slight clove taste which detracts, but overall a good beer.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red in color with an off white head that is retained. The aroma is bready/malty. The flavor is sweet malt with light roastiness. Easy going drinker with quite good flavor.
Sammy (10655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very good German style beer. Goes well with food, perfect for appetizers. Well balanced.
theFritz (4) - Brunswick, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2004 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite Great Lakes beer.Very good, very strong the whole way down.Traditionaly an Octoberfest style,however,great for all seasons(espesialy christmas)
walleye (1091) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2006 It has ben over 2 years nice I have had this got in in a trade with LeopoldStoch. poured a nice dark amber, with a light tan head that left some lacing.aroma brown sugar, malts a little sourness. flavor a nice sweet malt with a caramel kick to it followed by a touch of hops. just going to tweek the rating just a bit.4/30/04amber with nice lasting head nice copper color nice smooth malty with a little fruit with a touch of bitterness . GOOD BEER
Kingman (26) - Lexington, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color, very drinkable. Lots of flavor. Great Lakes does it again.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2005 Lovely aroma of malts and raisins almost. Great smooth malty fruity taste. Sits very nicely on the palate and goes down perfectly. Excellent beer.