daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light copper/orange hue. Robust fruity hop aroma. Very hoppy, smooth palate. What all lagers should be. Nice
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 3, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2007 Clear red/copper. Nice head and lace. Toasty, buttery malt nose with hints of caramel. Lively in the mouth with a palate full of burnt caramel and chewy soft malt. Nice spicy hop finish. Well balanced and damn tasty! Seems to vary from bottle to bottle. Can range from amazing to average. I think thats what explains the disparity in ratings.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 10, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had a bottle of this tonight after work. This brew pours a hazy medium orangish red
hue. The brew is not pasteurized and has tiny particles of thin density. The mostly lasting
head is huge, off white and creamy and has excellent lacing. The aroma is well balanced: a
bit spicy with moderate hints of roasted grains and nuts, also having a moderate resinous
piney hoppy texture, and light yeasty tones. To be quite honest, I was better able to analyze
more of the hoppy qualities from my burps than from the nose. The beer’s initial flavor is
moderately sweet and slightly bitter, transcending to a finish that is lightly sweet with a
moderate sharp roasted bitterness that is slightly nutty. I enjoyed the medium body and
dry texture. The carbonation was a bit lively for my liking, and the finish has a moderate
amount of clean astringency. Overall a very decent brew.
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So how did I find this one? You don’t just walk into a bar, or even a beer store and ask for Elliott Ness or anything. It was in the back of a friend’s fridge, perfectly cold and leftover from a party i had passed on. A great beer, more pilsner than anything else, I toureds their brewery before this product came out, and will surely go back soon. Don’t mess with Ness!
legion242 (2250) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light brown in color; thin and effervescent head. Interesting sweet finish that is very subtle. Maybe just a hint of cotton candy. Bready. Mouthfeel is explosive. Gets buttery towrds the end. Much more complex then say a Negra Modelo. Thank you jstu9.
omhper (19803) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown. Nutty aroma. Buttery, slightly roasty. Well balanced bitterness. This beer works well!
joet (2207) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 25, 2001
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Some butter and softly sweet that bends in a good transition to a soft bitter. This is well balanced. The color is a brilliant red. Headless.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Remarkably soft, creamy mouthfeel;’ unexpected but welcome in this smooth, easy lager. Nice lightly burnt caramel flavor - GREAT with pizza. Good session beer, another winner from Great Lakes.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2001
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good balance of flavors.
lagerman99 (66) - USA - NOV 26, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one hell of a hearty, full bodied beer with a nice floral accompaniment to the nuttiness.