cblado (229) - Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow! Just wanted to get that out there first. Ok. 12 oz bottle, pours a lovely reddish amber color, significant head, great lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, toffee. Flavor is a strong berry taste up front, surprisingly, followed by a wash of malt and hops. Caramel aftertaste. Body is a bit thin, but not too thin. Overall, this is excellent.
bconch (263) - - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red color with a sweet, malty nose. Nice balance with a small hop bite. Not a big fan of ambers but this is good.
Lothore (451) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a deep copper color with a nice, 2 finger, off white head that leaves lots of lacing on then way down.
S- Bready, dark fruit
T- Sweet, slightly fruity, hints of roasted malt. A little too sweet on the back end for me.
M- Medium bodied with ample carbonation.
D- This is a decent brew however i’d like a little more of a hop kick to balance it out.
Niko100 (1835) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, grassy hops, & caramel; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, hops, and some spice; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Good.
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with one finger head. mild malt body with some caramel. light hops. very smooth and tasty.
orangenblu62 (19) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Lakes is one of my favorite breweries. Very flavorful but a little bitter for my liking.
joshwoodward (484) - - MAR 13, 2014
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Had a glass on tap as part of a flight at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Dark color. This is very nice, but on the sweet side for me.
KUEric (884) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solidily malt-forward beer with some caramel and biscuts on the nose. A solid amber with hints of hops (I was expecting more hops)
John25 (189) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cherry red, no head. A: candied fruit. T: caramel red apple, a little sweet on the finish. P: light, juicy feel with a medium carb and body. Refreshing great example of the style. I would definitely get this again.
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rockchalkgenes (20) - - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a beautiful amber. Caramel malt aroma. Surprising nice bitterness to balance the sweet malts. Finishes clean. Really good lager.
CutSteel (9) - - FEB 22, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good example of a Vienna lager; however slightly strong in alcohol content and bitterness. This is OK with me, but the beer finishes with a lingering bitterness.