stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good lager. Taste and aftertaste were a little grainy. Well carbonated.
jsquire (4040) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear yellow/orange color with a big head that disipated quickly. I thought the body was a little thin. There was a little malt and a little hops, but I got an annoying finish that left an odd, musty taste. Not my favorite lager but okay on a hot day with food.
ravidesai (951) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 16, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
yellow lager, with a fizzy head. very light aroma with a sweet character.
basic lager taste- very clean and crisp with a generous amount of bitteringf hops in the finish. A good example of a munich Helles, good value for money compared to many imports.
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice lager, nothing to special, enjoyed it, now I’m moving on. Sean Quinn.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think too many of us are rating on our taste alone and not on how the beer represents a style. As far as I’m concerned this beer does a great job as a helles lager. Although its not my favorite style I still have to rate it well on its merits as a light bodied slightly hoppy lager.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2004 sweet light body, 'grassy. I like the lightly peppered hops and fresh mown grass in this. A 'lawn-mowin' beer for sure! Slightly better from the keg (at their pub 6/1/02). Their tour guide (Terry Ryan) said that this was made for the folks that find Dortmunder Gold a little too husky! (in other words, the macro-swill-masses). Well, O.k. - hopefully it'll inspire them to try the better stuff.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2002
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
a light bamboo color, deeper yellow tho than the munich lagers, tho that’s not saying much. aroma misses as far as i’m concerned: good thing they mentioned thier allegiance to the reinheitsgebot, ’cause i would have been inclined to use the ugly ’a’ word (adjuncts). i sense some rice, (bleached long-grained), and a hint of sweet white wine, of the budget metal screw top variety. i picked this up because i respect great lakes products, especially the elliot ness, but i miss the point of this one entirely, maybe it’s over my head. tastes like what i’d imagine a canned ballantine’s ale to taste like, not bad by any means, but you can sure see bad from here.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This brew pours from the bottle a clear light golden - the color of a wilted dandylion. The mostly lasting frothy white head has good lacing. The strong aroma is hay, straw, grass, and mostly yeast - earth, cheese, and no shortage of horse blanket. The flavor starts sweet with a perfumey/flowery middle and a long very nutty finish. The light body is soft and dry with a moderately astringent feel to the finish.
aaschenbrand99 (1) - Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2002 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20