Rmill216 (18) - Northfield, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Lizardville. Pours copper with an off white head, very faint lacing. Floral + piney hop aromas. Sweet and citrusy with a bitter finish.
nuplastikk (5615) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Filtered orange-tan body, steady off-white head. Very grounded in rich malt tones, but with a resiny, citrus rind hop feel too. Rich, full bodied, a lot of depth. Nails the style, the lagering really gives it a nice, smooth body. Well done.
michcam8 (478) - Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Suped up version of Dortmunder. Not bad...but does not stand out. One 4-pack is enough for me. Would recommend, but not a door-to-door salesman for this brew. Jack’s Abby is my standard for these type of lagers, and it does not come close.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color with a beige head. Aroma of malt and pine. Taste is pretty bitter and hoppy, much more than expected from the aroma.
GuamVice (72) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours Pale amber. With thick cream head. Super bright
and clean aroma. Piny, flowery, but not overly pungent with a little
dry biscuit. Taste is lightly sweet and citrusy with a very dry and
bitter finish. Much lighter than an IPA. I really have to highlight
the dry part here. Medium bodied with little carbonation. Overall I
really like the slight differences and think is a great quality brew
and glad Great Lakes decided to avoid the Imperial Craze. Good brew
for summer and I can see this pairing well with lite summer fare