cazort (558) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, but doesn’t seem to have any real distinguishing qualities; intermediate in bitterness among the great lakes brews. Good balance of hops and malt. Pleasant aroma. Rich flavour without being weird in any way. I gladly drink it, but I think some of the other Great Lakes brews are a bit more exciting.
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Medium sized ivory head that mostly diminished, fair lacing, fine sized bubbles, carbonated, and a dark orange hue. Malty, caramel, hoppy, sweet aroma. Flavor was sweet, malty and hoppy with a slght aftertaste. Tingly, hoppy and dry palate. Medium bodied beer. Quaffable.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2006 Pours a more red of an amber color with a slight beige head. Real good flavor to it, can really taste sweet caramel and it’s malty, nice hop kick and actually alcohol kick to it that give it a nice bite.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep sparkling copper body topped by a foamy light tan head with stringy lacing. The aroma is pure malty vienna lager. Lightly nutty, notes of butter and hops. Subtle but nice aroma. The flavor is briliant. Nutty sweet bitterness that is simply divine. Extremely drinkable. Medium body lightly dry finsih. One of the best viennas out there. Thanks Dan, though you still owe me. ;)
JMerritt (1926) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I drank this a mere 12 hours after the "best by" date. Black cherry colored with a small, light-brown head that is mostly diminishing. Light brown sugar aroma, with sour grains and light citrus. Lightly bitter, with sour grains most prevalent, multigrain bread, and roasted nuts. Some slightly fruity esters. Very mellow, and quite possibly past its prime- though if it went south less than a day after it’s best by date, that’s pretty bad.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of the bottle this brew pours a cloudy sunset red with a tall off-white head. Amazing hop aroma, sicky hops, with a caramel sweetness beside it. Taste starts with a melty sweet caramel malt, very well balanced with a nice finishing bitterness. This brew has a thick body, almost syrupy on the palate. Great brew with a nice crispness.
jimhilt (2541) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a two-fingered white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Hoppy nose. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Starts with a mix of hops and malt with the hops dominating, some sweetness, finish is clean and hoppy with some bitter after taste. $1.49 for a 12oz bottle from Liquor Barn Lexington, KY.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 The commercial description says it for me. This deep amber brew is full of solid malt flavor with a nice balance on the hops. Full-bodied and refreshing with a crisp finish, this beer reminds a hop-head like me that lagers can be damned good drinks.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish amber in color, with a good white head that left some lace. The aroma is malt, reminiscent of pistachios, and spicey yeast similar to a bock, with a light floral hop fragrance. Taste is smooth toasted and nutty malt with some bitterness, this beer is clean and crisp. There is a nice balance of body and carbonation. A perfect beer for drinking all evening.
Cartoonkhaki (1231) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber colour beige head.. thick light malty flowery aroma.. cloying sugar dry bitters...