Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very tight and well-balanced beer. Caramel malts and some crisp, floral hops are the main tastes. Taste goes malty, then hoppy, then malty again, and ends with a slight bitter and slight nutty taste. Very nice, very refreshing.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light candied malt aroma, copper, pours a large toffee head. Soft malt taste, some light hops too. Light bodied, some bitterness at the finish. A nice beer.
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this in a sample pack, i enjoyed it very malty and hoppy with a bitter finish i was kind of hoping for more but still a really good brew
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. copper colour, flat head. caramel malt aroma. body mainly consists of sweet soft malt flavours. smooth medium body. a very quaffable beer. I enjoyed it.
TheBeerGod (6029) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks to jeffc666 for this! Lovely copper body underneath a foamy tan head. Nose is caramel, sweet malts, light hoppiness, and light toffee. Very nice! Taste is nutty and hoppy with some earthy notes, light caramel and sweet malts. Body is medium with lots of carbonation feel to it. Finish is very nutty and malty. Light caramel, hoppy earthy notes, and almost a wood-like finish. Nice!
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of sweetcaramel malt go along with some floaral hops from this rich copper coloured beer. Nice malty toffee flavours with a good medium mouthfeel and lingering finish. Solid.
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As respectable as a lager gets, and that’s finally saying a lot. Take this one seriously, beer lovers. I don’t think I have any descriptive notes to add over and above the others.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a small off white head...wonderful sweet malty, carmel, and toffee aroma. Smooth and sweet body of malt and carmel....very drinkable and well balanced, not overtly sweet. Great everyday brew.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy amber with tight cream head that fades quickly. Sweet malt aroma. Taste falls flat - old bottle. Need to re-rate.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with decent off-white head that fades fast. Sweet malt aroma and flavor. Nice lacing. Smooth easy drink.