N3lson1 (236) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Drank out of a pint poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Looks amazing. A beautiful dark amber brown color, above average carbonation leading to a thick, longlasting, beige head. Tastes like wood varnish.
berkshirejohn (4645) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Toronto Airport. Copper with a tight white head; malty aroma; soft caramel malt taste; and a dry spicy bitterness to finish. Quite pleasant.
97hill (57) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A can from the LCBO.
Nice a lager that tastes like real beer, like it well done.
Great colour and aroma, lighter than an IPA but still got some attitude.
I am becoming a fan of this brand , really good beers well priced , oh and the cans look great.After all it is all about the presentation.
Onslow (1203) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour frmo a 12oz bottle. Clear brown brew with white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, light toast and metal. Taste is a mash up of sweet malt, wood, nuts, toast and slightly toasted grains, a astringent finish with a lingering faint metallic aftertaste. Doesn’t come together well for me.
Darkmagus82 (1782) - - AUG 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-2-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a medium golden colored brew with a one finger white fizzy head. The head faded very fast leaving only a small level of lacing.
Smell-The smell is rather clean and simple. It’s mainly of toasted malt and a small amount of caramel sweetness.
Taste –The taste begins with a smoother malty flavor mixed with a light amount of caramel malt sweetness. As the flavor moves on, the caramel fades some with a more bready flavor coming to the tongue. A light citrus hop flavor accompanies the breadiness. The hop starts out rather weak and gets slightly stronger as it advances to the end where a little bit of floral and hay-like hops joins the profile. Overall the flavors end up leaving a dry and lightly hopped bready flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side for a lager style of only 5 % abv, with a carbonation level that is rather low. The feel really doesn’t suit the style very well as it doesn’t make for an as refreshing and crisp brew as a more traditional lighter body and higher carbonation level do.
Overall- It is an OK brew, but this is one I wouldn’t likely go to again as there are much better and/or cheaper out there.
mmahut (1040) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear copper body with medium white head. Aroma is malty, metalic in the background. Taste has sweet funky malt profile with unbalanced metalic bitterness. Yeast in the background. Body is full, high carbonation.
ccex (944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ox. bottle pours a clear dark amber color with small but lingering tight off-white head and some lacing. Since this was labeled a lager, I was surprised at the nutty aroma, with biscuits, wood, and caramel malt, toffee and vanilla. Taste is on the sweet side with some bitterness in the finish. Body is medium with average carbonation but a bready mouthfeel. I’m not quite sure what to make of this one, but it was unexpected and enjoyable, and worth a try.
sam_rates_beer (20) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The bottle I opened was skunked. Sucks, cause my rating may be only a shadow of what it could have been. Slight toasty and roasty taste. IBU of 24, really? It's good, although the film on the posterior of my tongue seems to be multiplying like a bad virus and encroaching the space nearest my lips. 10 cent bottle refund!
superspak (2766) - Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear amber/copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with well balanced dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, plum, apple, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light amount of earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice Vienna lager. All around good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
martin00sr (817) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber. Huge, frothy, offwhite head. Aroma has malt, hops and slight hint of butter. Flavour is smooth, caramelly. Light hoppy and spicy finish.