loubar (156) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2014 Bottle from City Beer Store. The nose is yeasty with some hops. Taste is nutty, woody, creamy malt with a subtle floral, citrus bitterness that provides depth and complexity. Not over the top but definitely beyond a typical lager. Lively carbonation. Smooth mouth feel. Well balanced with a dry, slightly bitter finish. Excellent.
marcus (8001) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours orange copper with a clinging off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied red malt flavor with a dry more bitter finish. A nice Vienna.
b3shine (7132) - Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Bottled on 09/22/14. Looks good; a very hazy amberish orange with off-white head. Smells malty with notes of toffee, caramel, lager yeast, and some bitter hops. Tastes like it smells, but not as rich, with a touch of biscuit as well. Medium-bodied on the palate. A solid lager.
beastiefan2k (2965) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 9/22/14. Hazy amber brown color. Aroma is mild toasted and faintly caramel with some lightly bitter hops. Flavor grows strong on the hoppiness. Very simple, clean, just a wonderful beer. Too simple to add too many adjectives.
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (bottled Apr 14, 2014).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Simple and mild and a bit too sweet, but clean and reasonably pleasant.
hopwine (611) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy orange-amber with a meringue-like dense off white head. Nose is grassy, citrusy, bready, biscuity, and toasty. Flavor begins grassy, some doughy bread takes over, some floral honey, followed by a biscuity, crackery, and toasty malt finish that lingers. Great balance, mouthfeel, and complexity for the style. Another almost perfect beer by the northwests most under appreciated brewer.
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Clear amber golden color with plenty of bubbles. Aroma is caramel malt, grassy hops, and hay. Taste is caramel, toffee, biscuit, grass, and a light citrusy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, with a good balance of sweet malts and light bitterness.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle / pours clear dark copper with small and sustaining head. Nose of malt and hop. Taste is primarily malt, diluted hop. Very weak finish - wanting more hop.
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bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. malt and light mineral aroma with light hops. Malt and light spice flavor with light mineral notes. Medium bodied. Spice and light earthiness lingers with light mineral and light hay.
joeneugs (4592) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. It pours a clear amber color with an off white head. The aroma is berry sweet with light cherry syrup and Munich malt richness. The flavor is dry and floral with dark Munich character. Toasty with multigrain complexity. Strong, grassy dry bitter finish. Wow. One of the best of the style I’ve had.