ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a russet-hued body with good clarity and sporting a well-sized, airy, just off-white head.
Smell: Aroma smelling lightly of toast given a thin dusting of spice and sprinkled over with a bit of dark brown sugar and dried herbs.
Taste: Upfront malty impressions of generously toasted bread crusts with light, sweet touches of brown sugar and dark caramel. Light peppery spiciness. Herbaceous hop accents hint at times of black tea and a pinch of white burley tobacco. Relatively light bitterness, no more than needed. Dry maltiness on the finish featuring just a bit of lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: It’s tasty, refreshing, and easily drinkable. For a light amber lager, I really enjoyed it.
SudsMcDuff (5323) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer kicked ass! mellow yet refined and delicious! had on tap! .. . My place is definitely starting to great, and I’m afraid i won’t leave the house now when outside hot happens. I’m beginning to comfortable myself.
crusianbeer (116) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
ok, going to review this by style, as I am not a big fan of lagers... I rarely do so, as I am a fan of looking up a beer and wondering if it is good, not if it is good for the style. though I am not sure why there are not better lagers out there.
Big thanks to ShogoKawada for this extra...
pour a beautiful maple color... with a nice head that seems like an ice cream float... bobbles around the top of the beer nicely... looks awesome!
smells... like a bud.
taste is actually not too bad for a bud, I mean lager. very caramel, a little spice, and of course, the typical lager taste. not too bad. I would never buy this, but it is one of the best lagers I have had. hard to find one with flavor, or something to taste.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Birreria Paradiso. Clear yellow, huge white head. Aroma of grapefruit, apple skins. Taste is very sour orange, grapefruit, apple juice. Very full body. Good stuff.
Duhast500 (364) - Exile In Medford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass.
The color is a dark amber with a good amount of carbonation and about finger and a half of foamy white head and some slight lacing.
The smell is malty with a dark bread flavor. The hops come out a bit in the background and play a role but give way to a funky biscuit flavor.
The taste is caramel and pretty sweet. The malts have the driver seat and ride it with some grape flavor and a slight sour apple flavor. There is a bit of a bready flavor as well and it is just the icing on this cake.
This beer has a nice light body that still has a great flavor profile and feels great going down. It is in the session range and is quite an interesting beer.
danzarrella (1) - Nevada, USA - JUN 14, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at Harpoon Brewery Tasting, draft.
Solid beer, and pleasant departure from the hoppy ESB that was the last 100 barrel from Harpoon.
Little to no head in my sample cup, darker than I expected.
Clean lager character, nice maltyness, nothing groudbreak but a good sessionable beer.
beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Lures, Crownsville Md-Mahogany color w/a moderate tan head. Deep malt aroma. Rich full malt flavor w/traces of caramel & toffee. Maybe a little hop, but not much. Very smooth, easy drinking sesson brew. Not complex, but quite enjoyable. Great after work dinner brew.
SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2011 Lucent copper, thin beige head, medium-light body, soft carbonation but not at all flat.
Aroma: mineraly, drying leafy hops, caramelized malts.
Taste: lots of sweet pretzely malt, a distinct caramelized malt note, a hint of tabacco leaf hop character, and a bit of astringency.
Has a steinbierish note that reminds me of Olde Burneside ales. Subtly good beer.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Caramel malts with sweet bread and sweet spicy grass notes. Pours a rich amber with a thick white head. Smooth, sweet malts with spicy earthy hops with hints of grass and pine. Excellent session beer!!!! Tastes very fresh too!
Cybercat (2772) - Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely, appetizing mahogany brown with a fairly thick and fluffy light tan head that leaves some decent lacing. Fruity aroma is fairly strong and has a malty underpinning. Flavor is fruity and malty with a woody tone and a hint of caramel. Texture is quite edgy and fizzy, leaving a fairly persistent tingle.