muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Just a notch below the porter, this is very malty-sweet on the nose, spectacular-looking like the other 2 GL brews I tried, creamy, caramel and oaky on the tongue. Canít wait until this brewery is more available to me.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful amber lager which shows off some of the finest malt Iíve encountered. Complex caramel, smoky and toasted flavors which slide down on a creamy palate. Malt is rather like Mahrís Ungespundet or Stoudtís Gold, but more complex. Superb.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big caramel nose from this deep red beer. The first word from my tasting notes says, "chewy". Teenie-tiny hops presence (35IBU). Pretty good with the sausage plate appetizer!!!
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved this brew. Easy drinking malty lager.
DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vienna style lager .
Amazing that this beer comes from Cleveland . I first had it there . I am delighted to see that my neighborhood deli. sells it by the sixer .
Itís got a mature angle about it.
the nuttyness is nice, especially with certain foods .
It has a certain swarthyness that keeps me coming back for more.
Itís great with hearty foods as well .
Really the Summer-time refresher or anytime .
Wish I could get it here in Western Canada !
Frank (2224) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 A very tasty lager. Nice deep amber color as far as I could tell in the dark restaurant I tried it in. Fresh malty nose. Just a touch of hops but enough to balance the malt. Some vinous notes along with a bit of caramel and toffee complimented perfectly by a slick, buttery mouthfeel.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
an excellent lager, not my favorite style but this was very nice, amber colorored malty with hints of caramel, fruit, and spice
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color, very little head. Malty flavor and aroma - very clean. Hides the 6.2% ABV well. Not much hop flavor or aroma, but well-balanced bitterness. Iím not a big lager drinker, but this is one of my favorites.
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice aroma to it....and itís got a great caramel taste. It leaves a very snappy aftertaste to it and makes you want more.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and malty. Tasted slightly bockish. Great aftertaste of smoked black cherries. One of the better lagers ive tried