williamherbert (1352) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hint of sour apple and lime, but also some chlorine.
Appearance-wise, has a healthy, puffy head, like shaving cream. Cloudy carrot orange. Looks quite nice actually.
The flavor is pale malts with a sharpish Euro-style malt. Touch of citrus and orange creamsicle. Takes a weird turn as it warms up. Has an interesting non-lager character. Some slightly sweet malts.
The palate is thick and somewhat chewy. A decent, drinkable malty lager. Better than this brewery’s average output.
Bendrixian (1236) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light orange colour but is cloudy and noth overly filtered. very big aromas(from not having filtered it). very flavourful style of beer. decent stuff considering the style.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle). Aroma is hoppy and citrus, along with some yeasty malt. Very hazy orange amber in color, with a creamy off-white head that leaves quite pretty lacing. Flavor is very hoppy and citrus, but it’s also supported by lager breadiness and malt. Very pleasant hoppy finish. Overall, a bit of a hybrid brew. Different and excellent.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Hazy deep amber with a frothy off-white head. Fruity and floral aroma, with honey, citrus, apple, pear, some white grape and a bit of caramel. Light caramel and honeyed cereal flavors, with a nice fruity/citrusy presence. Lemon/grapefruit hoppy finish. Medium to full body. Nicey balanced and quite enjoyable. A pleasant surprise.
canary dog (680) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this beer maybe a couple weeks ago. I don’t remember too much about the flavor. I do remember I didn’t think it was anything special. It didn’t taste as fresh and clean as their XPA, which I like.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is what a lager should be. A gold/bronze color with a powerful thick head. The malty fruity smell is subtle as are the bitter grassy hops taste. I wish I could find a bar with this on tap because I could drink it all night.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on June 4, 08. Chunky rusty amber color with a dense creamy head. Lemony, orangina like hop-forward aroma. Clean and slightly toasty with light caramel. Surprisingly full nose for a lager of any kind, in my experience. Round and hugely clean flavor, with a pithy, bitter citrus finish. Bready malts and slightly yeasty - nice lacing, by the way. Mushy and chewy, with a grassy and herbal component. Soft finish. Really well balanced and very drinkable. As flavorful and interesting a lager as I’ve had.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crystal clear orange gold; medium frothy white head. Light aroma. Slightly sweet flavor. Medium body. I actually would like this lighter and even less sweet. This just isn’t all that.
Bill Becker (464) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The label on this bottle says it is 4.9% abv.
It pours a slightly hazy medium gold colour with over a 1 finger head of foam but doesn’t leave a lot of lacing.
The smell is big grain that reminds me of an AAL. I truly can’t smell anything else.
The taste took me by surprise. Very hoppy and very bitter. Grapefruit flavour that is more bitter than I’m used to. It has an earthy malt presence that doesn’t seem to bring any balance. Some grainy notes now just showing up. Weird.
Lots of carbonation, imho...too much. The body is nice.
Interesting brew but not something I’d want to drink again.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz. Very basic clean crisp lager, some off putting flavors from the malts that I didn’t quite agree with. Almost a little metallic in flavor. Appearance is basic, aromas are non-existent, but I’ve had worse.