greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too malty like the description says but smooth indeed. Another prime example of microbrewery success. Very good for Minnesota brewers.
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. I’ve 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 it’s something of a hybrid between an amber ale and a Vienna -- it’s darker and has more hop accents than a straight Vienna, but it’s 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 shouldn’t 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.