softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very clear amber in color. Thin head but left a decent lacing as it went down. Some caramel and lightly roasted malts in the nose. Taste is a bit neutral and bland though. Also mouthfeel is on the thin side for a Vienna.
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent balance of malt and hop. Also picked up some astringency. Finish is too dry and lifeless. Although this is drinkable, it could be a lot better.
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was told this was a good beer and it was not too bad. Has a dry taste to it. The appearence looks good and has a nice aroma
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great, easy drinking lager. Had this on a business trip to Minneapolis. I remember a cherry aftertaste, but not too overwhelming.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - FEB 26, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very nice lager - clean, but interesting with good balance and full flavor
BallyLoser (136) - Redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on Northwest Airlines. Pleasant compared to other Amber Lagers. A little more bite than I prefer.
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Iíve been a big fan of this beer both before and after it was brewed by James Page (now defunct) -- I had one recently and it tasted about the same. I think itís something of a hybrid between an amber ale and a Vienna -- itís darker and has more hop accents than a straight Vienna, but itís not as dark as a true amber. A nice beer with excellent flavor and balance.
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This looks like it shouldnít be good - the appearance is more like pop than beer. But the Iron Range lager has a rich flavor, a lot of sweetness, and a great aftertaste. THe only beer worth drinking on Northwest Airlines flights!
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Red-orange in color with a small, quickly fading head. Malty sweet taste and aroma. Light and thin overall.
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2002
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
James Page has made the jump from Homebrewing supplier to microbrewery beautifully. Their consistency is better than it was five year ago, when you were never quite sure what youíd get (rather like home brew). Iíve never been one for the red lager trend, but this one is has guts without coming off as showy.